Why are Gilliam’s movies always washed out? It’s almost like there have been no advances in camera or film technology since the Monty Python movies of the 70s. I noticed this when re-watching The Fisher King not too long ago and noticed it again watching this flick. Here it’s particularly a shame, a film about the power of imagination could really benefit from the sort of ultra-sharp, eye-popping colors that are readily possible in modern moviemaking. Instead it looks like the film stock got splashed with muddy water then loaded directly into the projector.