Thursday, September 22, 2011

Review: Cave of Forgotten Dreams

The Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Dir. Werner Herzog
Year: 2011
Aus Rating: G
Running Time: 90mins

The career of German director Werner Herzog is a long and varied one that has mixed feature films with documentaries, forming a resume that has yielded as many classics (Aguirre: The Wrath of God) as misfires (this year’s first Herzog title, My Son My Son What Have Ye Done). He’s even eaten a shoe on camera! Unfortunately, somewhere in these last few years Herzog has became a bit of a hipster joke with his appearance on The Simpsons and an online meme where a Herzog impersonator narrates a particularly verbose edition of Where’s Wally. There are certainly parts of his latest film, Cave of Forgotten Dreams, which feel like one big absurd gag being pulled by the director. It could’ve been good if it were actually funny, alas…

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I liked it better than My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done if that's any conciliation.

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