Happy Trails Hans: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
He is the internet’s evilest trailer reviewer, Hans down. This time he’s critiquing Terry Gilliam’s latest trip into his own imaginaration, accompanied by an all-star cast. But how many stars will Mr Gruber bestow?
Fifteen seconds in, and I have absolutely no idea what is going on here. What is up with that guy’s voice? He really shouldn’t be smoking, he sounds like his throat cancer has cancer. ‘Any child would at the age of 16 belong to him’ – oh dear, what sort of a film is this? It may struggle to get a 12A rating. Ah, the late, great Mr Ledger… and the small, untall Mr Me.
This music is rather catchy. Forty seconds into this trailer and I’m already sick of the sight of that mask. Is this how they are going to get around the problem of Ledger’s mortality? A moment please… isn’t that Mr Depp? No, it’s Mr Ledger again… wait, it was Mr Depp… and Mr effing Farrell? And Mr Law… my, the ladies will be pleased. Terry Gilliam is still alive? Perhaps not, it doesnt seem to be a criteria for involvement in this film: Jude Law is in it, after all. ‘Nothing’s permanent, not even death,’ Mr Depp creepily retorts on cue. Apparently not. The superlative generator seems to be alive and well, mind.
VERDICT: Thank you Mr Cowboy, I’ll take it under advisement.