Monday, November 13, 2006
Report: Sci-Fi Fantasy Movie seen as kid did not withstand the test of time.
This is not a new report. In fact, many of you have expressed the same sentiments regarding TV shows, cartoons, and old board games. This report is to reiterate the general consensus that you should never re-visit old movies, shows, etc you thought were really cool when you were 8 and try to watch them 20 years later.
Although I knew this from the Knight Rider viewing on USA in 1999, I was flipping through the channels at 2:30 am while drinking some 90 Shilling and Krull came on. I have recently deducted that is was the 90 Shilling that made me think, “Cool! Krull! Ooo! I can’t wait to watch this again! I haven’t seen it in years and it was AWESOME!”
Well friends, as most of you who have seen Krull – you would think the 90 Shilling might actually IMPROVE the movie if you aren’t 8 years old – but on second thought – even if you were 8 years old now – you’d probably think it was a stupid movie.
The tagline of Krull:
From the sky will come the Black Fortress. From the Fortress will come the Slayers to devour the planet of Krull. Then shall a girl of ancient name become queen...she shall choose a king...and together they shall rule the planet. And their son shall rule the galaxy.
Sounds pretty good so far? Just wait…
The synopsis of Krull:
A princess gets kidnapped by some weird alien things who’s leader wants to marry her. Her fiancé finds the ultimate weapon – a crazy medieval ninja star – and together with a Cyclops, a guy that turns into a duck, and Liam Neeson, he goes to rescue the princess and save the planet of Krull.
They lycra is flying in this 1983 epic journey of a Prince, his buddies, and some hot chick running away from laser beams! It really makes me want to re-evaluate (NOT re-watch) Dragonslayer, Beastmaster, and Red Sonja.
But alas – I will stick to my guns and fondly remember them from 1985 as being some of the best adventure movies ever created!!!! And PLEASE – never stop on TBS, USA or WGN at 2:30 in the morning while drinking. You WILL regret it!
- i'm trying to upload some more hilarious pictures, but they'll have to wait until blogger can get it's shit together....i'll put them up later....