Three Thousand Years of Longing has a love hate relationship with me, and my longing to see the main point of this film!!!
What I Like:
-The interesting part of this story were the stories from the Djinn, I like how it mixes history and fantasy to make for an interesting narrative
-This is George Miller’s next film since Mad Max: Fury Road, and the cinematography and graphics were pretty spot on a neat to see, definitely gives you some eye candy while watching the stories unravel
-The acting from Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba is pretty good, I know playing their certain roles is not easy
The So So:
-The bigger picture of this story is what I don’t get, I can understand the goal of the Djinn and his longing, but I don’t quite understand Alithea’s true desires, and her true intentions are, she is a complicated character that’s for sure
What I Didn’t Like:
-My beef with this film is the beginning where there is a lot of random things happening, but no real explanations, and the ending just kept going and going that I was longing for it to end, the way this all ended really left my head scratching for a bit
-Without specifics, there are some scenes that did have me cringe for sure
It was like this for me, confused at the beginning, started to enjoy it in the middle of it, didn’t really like how it all ended. It is like a dislike sandwich with the good parts in the middle. Regardless, the direction of George Miller, and the acting by Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba does keep it afloat. As far as the comparison to an adult version of Aladdin? I don’t see that. Instead it is a story about genies or djinns that comes on its own!!!