What Dreams May Come Movie Review
What Dreams May Come tells the story of a man's love for his wife, and the extent of what he will do to keep them together. In what could be one of the most original movies of the decade, both in setting and visuals, What Dreams May Come is an extraordinary adventure.
This is one of Robin William's strongest and most brilliant performances, and Cuba Gooding, Jr. is sure to captivate. The sheer reality in an unreal world is stunning, and the two star actors in the leading roles help bring it to "life." Williams is strong and commanding, and his ability to work with emotions is excellent. Gooding, Jr. is the uncertain know-all, who by the end realizes that anything can happen.
But this movie wouldn't be without the incredible art direction and stunning visuals. Throughout its entirety, What Dreams May Come had impressive camera angles, emotional shots, and a series of flashbacks that adds feeling to the movie. When Williams goes to Heaven, the world is made of paint, and he is living inside a landscape painting made by his wife. And even when he leaves the painting and goes to the "City of Heaven," it is breathtaking to say the least. What Dreams May Come delivers just one of many interpretations of Heaven.
And then comes Hell. Hell is equally impressive, and the portrayal of lost souls is breathtaking. The burning buildings and gray bodies huddled together is sensational, and incredibly creepy.
What Dreams May Come is an original and artsy piece of work, and should not be missed no matter what.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.