"The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" begin with the title "The Age of Reason" and it's immediately followed by scenes of war. This dicotomy never works and establishes the mood for what's to come, a narrative that never finds its place among the breathtaking visual effects that populate the entire movie. There are some good segments, though, as when the Baron's sadness touches the viewers when he says that the world has no longer place for men who live their dreams. It seems that Terry Gilliam's unability to restrain himself proves that inventiveness and imagination can't always work when the directors want to go further without any narrative basis. I can only recommend it for its triumph in art direction, make-up, costume design and special effects.