"Watching Secret of Kells is like walking through an art museum. "
"There are plenty of themes, maybe too many for how short the movie is."
"I think the movie ultimately has an identity crisis it doesn’t know how to resolve"
No, this was not a pick to watch with my daughter. I thought about it, but the previews made it look too dark.
Watching Secret of Kells is like walking through an art museum. It’s beautiful and and I’d probably go back, but I don’t “get it.” There’s more here than what I’m seeing and Chel was into debating its deeper meaning, but my brain didn’t naturally go there.
The art in this movie was phenomenal. I was excited at every turn to see what was next in terms of artistic appearance. The story on its surface was good enough to keep me entertained. The chicken chase was amusing and the scenes in the woods would be terrifying outside of animation.
The moral of the story is where my brain gets lost. How am I supposed to interpret keeping the book inside of the wall, thus preventing the spread of knowledge? Could that knowledge have prevented the attack? Help prepare for the attack? Is the deeper meaning not to build walls in our own lives or hearts? Maybe I’m just reaching here - but I’d watch this one again to think more about these things.
As a student of art I really got into the symmetry and color of this movie. Any Irish out there know if a circle has a more significant meaning to their culture? As an anti-philosophy student I struggled to connect on a deeper level. I’m starting at B+, but the more I write and think about this movie the more I lean toward A-. I’d like to pick up The Book of Kells, but I’m not sure I’d open it.