I'm not joking, this monstrosity can cause a major trauma to any sensitive kid. It can, and will, cause nightmares. I saw it in Italian when it was released, and I remember I was simply astonished, I couldn't believe my eyes. This is easily the worst cinematic experience of my life. I would like to point out, that because of the typical servile attitude of the Italian critics (Benigni had become a sort of national hero after "La vita è bella"), nobody had the courage to say this stinker was a bomb of gigantic proportions when it first came out. Fortunately it was rightfully thrashed everywhere else. The acting is atrocious, and the direction is so bad it causes consternation, everything in this abomination is just utterly wrong. The special effects are a pain to the eyes, and the casting of Nicoletta Braschi as the fairy, is not only ludicrous, it is also strangely creepy, and a clear sign that this was the project of an ego that had grown out of proportions, almost lingering with madness. It will go down as one of the worst movies ever made, and could therefore gain a cult status (it could actually be revalued as a classic of visionary horror). Unforgettable, in a very bad way
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