March 29, 2012

"A Trip to the Moon"

"Le voyage dans la lune" (short), 1902. Some astronomers go to the moon via cannon. Written & directed by Georges Méliès.

Concept: 4/4 (Great)
Story: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Characters: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog: 2/4 (Indifferent). The version I watched has explanatory narration, which is extremely useful, if not particularly artful.
Pacing: 3/4 (Good)
Cinematography: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Special effects/design: 3/4 (Good)
Acting: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Music: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay, 2/4). I expected this to just be An Important Film, but was surprised to find that it's also fun to watch. Very whimsical.
Objective Rating (Average): 2.4/4 (Okay)

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