The film is a sweeping adventure set in a mythical world filled with magic and bewitchment. Set in a mythical land, it follows a man and a young boy as they investigate a series of unusual occurrences.
If this starchy, nearly two-hour allegory about human hubris bluntly addresses a historical moment when global warming threatens the planet and pollution is fouling the seas, its chilly, formal tone keeps you at an emotional distance.
August 18, 2010
It's interesting that Tales From Earthsea was originally released in 2006... especially since it seems like in four years, someone could have found a way to make it more interesting.