Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A couple of 80's Fantasy movies

I seem to be on an 80's fantasy movie kick lately! I recently re-watched Legend and watched Dragonslayer for the first time. I've actually never heard of Dragonslayer til I stumbled on it on one of recommendations and decided as a fantasy enthusiast I cannot go on til I’ve watched it!! haha! Legend we all know... Tom Cruise is usually annoying but tolerable that early in his career! ;) But Tim Curry, man... that guy stole the show!! What a character Darkness was! (I wanna call him Lord Darkness.. Darkness sounds too simple for what he was!) Scary, creepy, yet somehow seductive and sexual!! A red-skinned, horned being with hooves is being described as “seductive” ... you KNOW he did a great performance!! :)

And then there’s Dragonslayer... surprisingly decent? I probably would’ve loved it if I was a kid... as an adult in the 2010’s (what are we gonna call this decade?!?!?) ... not so exciting. Actually even a bit boring. But fun to watch, and the effects didn’t make me cringe 30 years later (wow! 30!? they’re holding up pretty well then!). But what did make me cringe was the MUSIC!!! Oh gawd it’s horrible!! It sounds like orchestra type music, but instrument and melody choices were soooooo 80’s!!! Bad 80’s, bad 80’s! No more soundtracks for you 80’s! haha! And the dragon was quite cool and most classically perfectly dragon-like!! They did a great job building it up coz first half of the movie you just see a leg or tail or the character looking up, waaaayy up. So yeah... fun movie! :)

In blog news... stay tuned for a Dollhouse post coz just finished the series this past weekend! Soooo good!! Also the horror flick I was in was just released and it rocks so you gotta check it out!! It’s called Lurking Under Life... click here or on the logo to go to the website and have a look! :) As well I wanted to comment that I’ll be more punctuation-aware in blog posts as I’ve started in this one. I love a casual tone but hate seeing language skills go down the shitter so I will try not to be part of that. Sometimes! ;)


Johnny 0. said...

I LOVED Dragonslayer when I was a kid! Yeah, '80s soundtracks tend to ruin the re-watchability of movies. I couldn't sit through Ladyhawk, I just couldn't.

Legend, hmm, how did that one slip through my mandate to watch all heroic-fantasy movies no matter how bad!? I will Zip it immediately!

Hooray for punctuation! ;-)

Lady Knight said...

haha yea eh!? 80s soundtracks are brutal! i dont know how they managed to be that bad!! and oh no... it killed Ladyhawke for you?! boo to bad soundtracks! :(

oh you havent seen Legend? you totally should! a 'classic' of sorts! well maybe not classic, but a must-see coz theres so few decently done fantasy ones, esp in the 80s! and i love that you have the same mandate i do! that was why i had to watch Dragonslayer!! haha!

Anonymous said...

No matter what 80's fantasy movies will always be classics. The cult following they all have is impreseve no the less. I give all those epic movies a place in my heart and soul, also in my movie library.

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