tonight i saw the neil gaiman-penned ‘mirrormask‘ and it was…AMAZING. and i don’t mean it was good or cool or gee-whiz, you should see it – it was The Most Breathtakingly Original Movie I Have Ever Seen. i’ve seen a lot of movies and i’ve never seen one that looked so incredible.

it was produced by jim henson’s shop and it’s sort of a modern-day ‘labyrinth’ or ‘neverending story’. except that it completely blows those movies away visually. ‘mirrormask’ also has one of the best credit sequences ever – right up there with ‘seven’, ‘a series of unfortunate events’, ‘catch me if you can’ and ‘fight club’.

currently ‘mirrormask’ is in limited release, but if you’re lucky enough to live in a city where it’s playing, you really should make the time to see it in a theatre. if you’re interested in neil gaiman (and joss whedon – i’m about 1/3 of the way through ‘firefly’), here is an interview with both men from TIME.