Friday, March 1, 2013
1970 - ON THE COMET, another delightful film from Karel Zeman
A comet touches the earth and scoops up a French outpost and an Arab army along with some dinosaurs, pirates and a pretty girl. This is another charming fantasy adventure from Karel Zeman who combines his animated and live action technique for a unique visual look.
Zeman adapts another Jules Verne story and mixes in some amusing satire of the traditional military mindset with a sweet love story. It doesn't add up to a whole lot but it is fun to watch.
Zeman can't compete technically with the slick Hollywood special effect loaded film, but he doesn't have to. He has more than enough talent and imagination to pull off a film like this.