The latest film from Terry Gilliam is likely best described as a “Terry Gilliam” movie. Having seen it, I can’t say I liked it, or hated it. The film is definitely at its best when people are inside the Imaginarium. Unfortunantely, a large part of the film occurs outside of it.
You definitely feel the weight of Heath Ledger’s death throughout the entirety of the movie. Although unfortunate, it does intensify the story that’s going on. Particularly during the portion with Johnny Depp.
As with most of Gilliam’s films, I’m sure there was a lot of symbolism and designs with specific meaning to them that would emerge with subsequent viewings. Just not sure I’d want to sit through it again to find out.