Sometimes I feel like the pantomime villain at the RBC Film Club or perhaps it’s just that I’m one of those people that does not see the Emperors new clothes? I sure that everyone that see’s The Illusionist (2010) would not dispute the technical brilliance of Sylvain Chomet beautifully hand drawn animated movie but the question remands does it entertain?
Back to my question does it entertainment? Cards on the table! I’m not a fan of Jacques Tati and of course I realise that this film was based on the unfinished screenplay by Tati adapted by Chomet. I’m sorry to say that this disconcerting viewer did not appreciate the humour in this film. The grunts and groans that passed as dialogue were irritating; the film was twenty minutes to long, its pacing was very slow and by the end, the whole thing was a touch tedious.