The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009 Film) Review

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus movie poster

Like many people, the Batman movie The Dark Knight was one of my favorite movies ever. Heath Ledger played the Joker so well that he won an Oscar, and for a super-hero movie that’s unheard of. Ledger’s death before The Dark Knight came out was tragic, but he managed to finish his work for it. He passed away in the middle of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, with his role being played later by three of his actor-friends. I’ve been meaning to see his last movie for years now, but is it any good?

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The story begins with a theater group led by Doctor Parnassus, where they go all over the country performing a bit of culture and magic. Their act isn’t well liked, and the Doctor’s daughter, and his two friends aren’t very happy. What makes the Doctor special is that he is immortal, and has a bit of magic.

Heath ledger The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

One night, they save the life of a man named Tony. He wants to help them out, even though his ideas clash to what they’re used to. However Tony must act quickly, as the Doctor reveals he’s in an unwanted but necessary competition with a devil named Mr. Nick.

Johnny Depp The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

While I imagined it wouldn’t be the greatest movie in the world, I really didn’t like The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. I admit it is clever, unique, and the dream sequences are beyond creative. However the story was confusing, the ending was awful, and overall it is rather stupid.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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