Saturday, December 1, 2007


So has anyone seen Mirrormask yet? It's the movie adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel. The story is wonderfully fantastic. I mean, it is Neil Gaiman we're talking about here. If you haven't really seen the movie, or read the book for that matter, Mirrormask is kind of like an Alice in Wonderland story.

Helena comes from a family of circus entertainers but sometimes she wishes to be part of the
real world. She then blames herself after a big fight with her parents and her mother suddenly getting sick. On the night before her mother gets operated on, Helena falls asleep and dreams that she is in another world full of grotesque creatures and has two queens: the white and the black queen. As Helena discovers that the white queen is sick and the only thing that can save her is an instrument called the Mirrormask, Helena does everything in her power to find the mask. Deeper into her dream, Helena starts to wonder if the world she's living in is becoming more and more real the longer she stays.

I like the movie because it realistically depicts the world Neil Gaiman created. The story itself is simple but deep. I suggest that you watch it because it really brings the book to life. If you've never heard of the movie, now's the best time to check it out: