Herbie Wave

Herbie Wave

Herbie Wave Quick Links

Film RSS

The Emperor's New Clothes Review


Weak
There is nothing wrong with fictionalizing history in the pursuit of creativity. Even documentaries, which supposedly capture "the truth," are put together by someone with a specific purpose in mind, to steer the audience towards a new perspective. So it's okay that The Emperor's New Clothes isn't attempting to unearth some new evidence on a historically enigmatic figure, as it even admits to hypothesizing what could have been for the sake of a touchy-feely portrait.

Sir Ian Holm stars as both the outrageous Napoleon and Eugene the impostor, who is put in his place of exile on St. Helena. While the real Napoleon is rediscovering how to be with normal people in Paris, opposite the lovely, recently-widowed Pumpkin (Iben Hjejle, High Fidelity), Eugene is enjoying the newfound wealth of food and beverage. Though the acting of these two fine veterans is spotless, what they are given to do comes off wooden, as if they were over-directed to punctuate a particular word or facial expression.

Continue reading: The Emperor's New Clothes Review

Herbie Wave

Herbie Wave Quick Links

Film RSS
Advertisement

Contactmusic 2017 Exclusive

Occupation

Filmmaker


Suggested

The Trailer For Stephen King's 'IT' Is As Terrifying As It Is Exciting!

The Trailer For Stephen King's 'IT' Is As Terrifying As It Is Exciting!

The teaser promises plenty of scares when 'IT' hits theatres later this year.

George Michael's Family Confirm

George Michael's Family Confirm "Small, Private" Funeral Has Taken Place

The late singer's funeral took place, among a small gathering of close family and friends, on Wednesday in London.

Herbie Wave Movies

The Emperor's New Clothes Movie Review

The Emperor's New Clothes Movie Review

There is nothing wrong with fictionalizing history in the pursuit of creativity. Even documentaries,...

Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.