After all the hype, I thought I ought to watch this - I wrote my dissertation on the history of SF and still insanely feel I ought to keep up with it. In brief, if you have a sense of wonder and love beautiful things watch it. If you get ticked off by bad science and not very shining dialogue, don't.
Because of the latter, commented on by many reviewers, (and true), I hadn't watched the film. So I wasn't prepared for the fact that it was both wonderful and beautiful. Whoever was responsible for it did a brilliant job of the art direction. Being old and cynical it takes a lot for me to suspend disbelief, but the sheer gorgeousness of the colours, the wonder of the ideas, drew me in and I really, really enjoyed it.
But as I say, if you want your plot realistic, your science sensible, then beware! Because although portrayed as SF, the fact is that it is fantasy; the mechanisms of science fiction are there, but the science does not hold up! Don't let it spoil your enjoyment, though, it didn't spoil mine!
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