RICHLAND — You want to see The Fall at Battelle Film Club.
Tarsem (The Cell) writes and directs. Alexandria and Roy Walker are patients in a Los Angeles hospital in the 1920s. He’s a badly injured movie stuntman, and she’s a little girl with a broken arm. Their relationship unfolds through their personal stories and one he tells the little girl about a bandit getting revenge on the cruel governor Odious.
Though it is not science fiction or new age fantasy, those impressed by Avatar, The Lord of the Rings series, The Matrix and films like them will find The Fall equally stunning.
And in 2006, Tarsem did his film for millions of dollars less.
Filmed in locations in 28 countries and with incredible imagination, it is just possibly the most beautifully filmed movie of all-time. Words don’t come close to conveying the power of the images Tarsem creates in this masterpiece.
It is packed with adventure, action, humor, love and the drama of people being people. You will fall in love with the characters — especially Catinca Untaru as Alexandria — and in scene after scene after scene you will wish the theater had a remote control so you could rewind and catch a scene again.
Definitely do not miss The Fall. You must experience this on the largest possible screen.
Mr. Movie rating: 5 stars
Rated R for some violence mature themes but a better rating would be PG-13. It plays one time only — 8 p.m., Friday, April 23 only at the Battelle Auditorium.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on video.
2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.