This movie is completely unlike any other I have seen before. It is sort of like a grown-up version of The Wizard of Oz meets The Princess Bride. Every frame is a feast for the eyes, with the fantasy heroes travelling through a series of stunning scenes on their quest. The movie's production was also unlike most: it was actually filmed on location in over 20 countries, and took four years to make. All of the film's incredible visuals were real places - from an Escher-like stepped well in which black-clad bad guys climb stairs in endless processions, to a gigantic stone castle in the midst of a blue-painted city (see below). The realism is further enhanced by the fact that most of the lines for Alexandria were unscripted - young Catinca Untaru, who played her, was merely interacting naturally with Lee Pace, who portrayed Roy. Director Tarsem Singh appears to have set out to make a movie in a unique fashion: it is a fantasy painted out of reality. As film critic Roger Ebert said, "You might want to see [it] for no other reason than that it exists. There will never be another like it." (source)
Now for some photos:
The heroes: the slave, the explosives expert, the Masked Bandit, the Indian, and Charles Darwin (yes, that Darwin).
The Blue City - actually Jodhpur in India
These images demonstrate something of the sheer imaginative style of The Fall. One point in which it is similar to The Wizard of Oz is the way characters from the real world look the same as characters in the fantasy. In conclusion, I can only heartily recommend The Fall, although I would add that it is somewhat dark and not a children's movie.
Finally, the trailer for your viewing pleasure: