Film Review - Sentinelle
Minnesota Movie Ads - March 1993

Blu-ray Review - The Wonderland


The works of Studio Ghibli appear to be a major influence on "The Wonderland," which is an adaptation of a 1988 book, "Strange Journey from the Basement." Director Keiichi Hara ("Crayon Shin-chan") tries to make the material his own, aiming to deliver an epic tale of a fantasy world under siege, with one young girl the key to its survival. Hara certainly focuses on the beauty of the endeavor, overseeing artful, colorful animation, and the visual experience is enough to support a viewing, with the cluttered story tending to get in the way of such big screen exploration. Read the rest at


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