I gave this movie a 6 and that included being gracious and adding two points because it was the NUMBER THREE in the Trilogy line-up. As most third time arounders have lost credible steam - it seems the movie maker installed at least the bang for your buck benefit to off set the lack of whatever it was that this movie lacked.
Sure the professional raters will go on and rave until their paychecks clear the bank - but me? No way.
I can only thank god the theatre was new with real comfy seats because this flick went on, and on, and on, and on.
The only thing in real life I can compare it to would be the law of diminishing returns. That first hamburger is great. The second is good. The third?? Isn't there a starving kid in the world I could give it to somewhere, please?
While it appears most of the movie was digital and tons of blue/green screen was used it was simply OVER THE TOP on every score. The music, the legion of characters, the fantasy, the creative, the plot twists, the plot turns, the climax, the climax and the climax and the other two or three anti climax efforts.
I keep wondering if I had something at home I'd have rather been doing while I sat there for well - forever taking in this flick and the answer is not really. But for some reason two thirds of the way through the film I was done. Ready for it to be over. Ready to go. And I'll confess. It was my brain on overload. I was see-sick from seein' too much. Thank you Tigger for your directness.
But what really made me mad was the ending. AFTER sitting through all the dramatic heaves and hos - I really expected a semi happy ending for both pairs of star crossed demon infested ghost ridden lovers. Did I get it? No. Which really made the ordeal of sitting through it hard to justify. Come on - it was a trilogy - would it have been so hard to let love conquer? It was a bit like being offered a bite of lime after a good cone of gelato.
Except for the awesome digital magic and multi layering of special effects - which are best on the big screen, this is a rental.
PS: Forgot to mention the acting: First Class All the Way, Johnny Depp's craft is the ultimate wicked and the depth of character development in the supporting cast - even to the point of lunacy - was superb. Someone else on gather already went overboard on Orlando so I'll skip it.