The Blazing World Review[Alice in Wonderland on Cocaine]: Now on VOD

Synopsis: Decades after the accidental drowning of her twin sister, a self-destructive woman returns to her family home, finding herself drawn to an alternate dimension where her sibling may still be alive.

Review:

The Blazing World is one of the year’s best movies, it is visually stunning to the point that if it were released wide in cinemas, it would be one to go see on the big screen instead of your tv at home. It screams to be seen on the biggest screen possible for the visuals alone. The VFX team will have your jaw on the floor the entirety of the film’s duration, there is a lot to love from The Blazing World. It will leave people feeling like they took a hit of acid while watching Alice in Wonderland. Carlson Young deserves a whole lot of credit for making a small feature like The Blazing World feel like an entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The acting is superb, as well as a scene-stealing Udo Kier coming fresh off his career top performance in Swan Song he does it once again as Lained here. The director Carlson Young pulling off double duties here as the star of her own film as well, giving a hell of a performance as Margaret Winter, Vinessa Shaw and Dermot Mulroney are fantastic as her parents respectively. The pacing for The Blazing World is fast and furious around a 95-minute runtime; it never feels like it’s overstaying its welcome. 

However, there is one thing from The Blazing World that seems to be missing throughout the film that I cannot put my finger on, but it does feel like there was something that wasn’t making a strong enough statement. It was a very stylistic visual beauty of a film. The narrative may be lackluster at times, but it is perfect eye candy. 

Overall grade: 3.5/5 stars 

Written By: AJ Friar

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