Gotta save a longer review for the people who pay me, but in brief, I'm entirely with rollick on this one. I'm sure he just made the thing so he could pay for stuff like Tideland, but man, couldn't he have made a different mainstream yawner? Okay, sure, lotsa Gilliam visual treats, but they were far, far outweight by an aimless snore of a script, completely uncharismatic performances by the leads, and a general sensibility that was a lot more like Van Helsing than it was Brazil, or even The Fisher King. Worst of all, and nearly unforgivable for a Terry Gilliam flick, it lacked any kind of viewpoint, any strong directorial presence or outlook. When Gilliam doesn't really care that much about a project, boy, can you tell. Easily the worst thing he's ever done, and all the more disappointing because it's the first thing he's done since the excellent, underrated Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Not terrible -- there's too much craft in it for that -- but just uninspiring and dull.
Man, I hope Tideland is good. It'll have to be to make this worthwhile.