Pink Floyd is one of the best progressive rock bands ever, and The Wall is one of their best albums. Once you've seen this movie, you know that even better.
Pink Floyd: The Wall is a tale about a rock star called Pink, who snaps one day caused by his hard past and he creates a "wall" around himself, into which he escapes. Pink is stressed by things such as his father's death, noone loving him when he was young, teachers, his wife's betrayal and finally, after the magnificent "Comfortably Numb", he becomes a neo-Nazi leader in his mind.
The music obviously works. The choices for the actors are also good for this extraordinary movie. 15 minutes of the movie is animation, which make the movie even better in its own way. Everyone who has seen the movie remembers the marching hammers and the scene where the students are being made into meat. The Wall seems to be a dream of a movie freak: animation, bombastic music, rock music, making fun of Nazis, relationships, nudity and art. ART. Art is the keyword of the movie, and you can see that the movie isn't made just for profit.
Unfortunately The Wall has got its problems, too. The characters speak somewhat unclearly and quiet most of the time, which makes watching the movie weak if you don't have subtitles. And why "The Show Must Go On" is not here, but "When The Tigers Broke Free" is? Oh well. Also, when you're watching the movie on DVD, using the menus can be hard at first.
Even though it's got it's own flaws, Pink Floyd: The Wall is an good art movie, and a great movie for fans of Pink Floyd or progrock at overall, and not just for them. Not perfect, but it's areally good (even though strange as hell) movie.