Terry Gilliam’s newest film, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, was one to remember. With a huge cast that included, Heath Ledger, Jude Law, Colin Farrel, and Johnny Depp it would’ve been a bigger feat to have ruined the screenplay than creating the masterpiece that he did. While Heath Ledger died during production of the film, Gilliam was able to adapt and tweak the script so that the rest of the cast could finish Ledger’s role seamlessly. The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus was held together by three main components, a huge cast, incredible visual and special effects, and a stunning script.
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus follows Dr. Parnassus, Christopher Plummer, who is a story teller that was granted eternal life. However, he is somewhat of a gambling man, and is tempted to make a few bets with, Mr. Nick, the devil, played by Tom Waits. When the time comes for Dr. Parnassus to pay his dues, Mr. Nick comes around the corner wanting to make another wager. While the film has a thought provoking script its one that I believe anyone can enjoy. But instead of spoiling a good movie I’ll stop and let you decide if it seems like something you would want to see or not.