August 27th, 2005

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01:24 pm - wow, that kinda blew.
I'd wanted to see The Black Cauldron ever since it came out in theatres, in 1985 - and somehow, it just sort of never happened.  Well, I downloaded it a few months ago, and it's been sitting on ph34r waiting for viewing ever since.  Finally watched it this morning.

I hadn't been missing anything.

Current Mood: disgruntled
Current Music: er, whatever the credits music is

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[User Picture] From: mtu_squirrel
Date: August 27th, 2005 - 06:48 pm
there's probably a reason they didn't continue with the series then.

That and whatever happened to doing the first book first? why start with the second...

[User Picture] From: clme
Date: August 27th, 2005 - 08:34 pm

While it looks like it could have had potential...

I remember wanting to see it at one time as well. It looks like it could have had potential...

Taran is an assistant pigkeeper with boyish dreams of becoming a great warrior. However, he has to put the daydreaming aside when his charge, an oracular pig named Hen Wen, is kidnapped by an evil lord known as the Horned King. The villain hopes Hen will show him the way to The Black Cauldron, which has the power to create a giant army of unstoppable soldiers. With the aid of a stubborn princess, an exaggerating bard, and a pestering creature called Gurgi, Taran will try to save the world of Prydain from the Horned King. As the new friends face witches, elves, magic swords, and the Cauldron itself, Taran starts to learn what being a hero really means and that some things are more important than glory.

...and even if it didn't, it looks like the type of movie I still would have enjoyed in 1985 (age 7).

Hell, reading the trivia for the movie: its really too bad it didn't meet its potential. Tim Burton being involved, and 12 years of production time... yikes.

I'm sure though that if I had seen it I would have an irrational attachment to it and be sorely disappointed when I saw it as an adult. The same thing happened to me with 'The Dark Crystal'... which I remembered loving but watching it last year found it lacking.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: August 27th, 2005 - 08:37 pm

Re: While it looks like it could have had potential...

I found the Dark Crystal interesting-but-somewhat-lacking as a child, and SEVERELY lacking as an adult.

[User Picture] From: herbaliser
Date: August 27th, 2005 - 11:55 pm
It's based on a Lloyd Alexander series, which is actually really good.

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