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From a riddle-speaking butterfly, a unicorn learns that she is supposedly the last of her kind, all the others having been herded away by the Red Bull. The unicorn sets out to discover the truth behind the butterfly's words. She is eventually joined on her quest by Schmendrick, a second-rate magician, and Molly Grue, a now middle-aged woman who dreamed all her life of seeing a unicorn. Their journey leads them far from home, all the way to the castle of King Haggard.
"It's a very rare person who is taken for what he truly is."
There's a real serious cult following for The Last Unicorn out there, and it's not hard to see why. This movie features some truly great, old-school, hand-drawn animation full of vibrant colors and creative fantasy imagery (I've had a strange craving for FernGully recently, and this fulfilled some of that desire), and it manages a pretty powerful bittersweet climax if you successfully buy into the characters (I was about 60% sold on the characters, so it worked pretty well).
It also covers a lot of thematic ground without feeling too dense or overly contemplative: appearance vs. reality ("I can't change anyone into something they're not."), coming of…
I've been off work sick today and have really been craving some good comfort films to just chill out and watch. I obviously turned to The Last Unicorn, one of my favourite films ever!
I used to go stay round my dad's house every weekend, and I specifically remember that the only VHS he had for me was a copy of You've Been Framed (which cut to Commando half way through) and The Last Unicorn (the collection expanded to the whole first series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when my little brother was born, and a copy of The Pokemon Movie in Flemish by the time my dad had moved to Belgium). God knows where he got The Last Unicorn…
I watched this movie so many times growing up, that my dad, even today, mention how obsessed I was with it. How I watched it even though the VHS-tape had gotten worn out from all the rewatches. I then revisited it when I was in my later teens and wasn't at all impressed, and here I am now, 31-years of age watching it with my soon-to-be 4-year-old in its original language (the Swedish dubbed version is in some Swedish TV-channel archive and has never been released on DVD), not watching it on VHS but streaming it on Netflix. The time changes, the movie remains the same.
The Last Unicorn tells a simple story about the poor old lonely last unicorn…
#18 in my 80's Week marathon. (I transformed into a cat and no cat has ever told humans the truth about weeks.)
Partly poetic, part dreary. Gets really meta toward the end; the characters debating fairy tale conventions - happy endings, heroes, magic - and evaluating their practical purposes. Talking about the situations as though they weren't in them. From the perspective of people who are disappointed in how unpredictable, dramatic, and uprooting the stakes in fantasy are.
Not sure what that does for you, but I was fairly indifferent and unmoved throughout. Lives are lived with the appropriate amount of strife and deaths come on the end of a lot of flopping around. (Especially in the case of the…
Watched this on Blu-Ray with my little princesses. Artwork was not very impressive.....then again does anything compare to Disney hand drawn animation? Story line is decent...voice work is fine...but the artwork and the very dated music hinders this movie. From my kid's eyes...the 4 year kept getting scared...the 7 year old cried at the end. Two star rating from me...3 star rating from 4 year old and 4 star rating from 7 year old....which averages to 3 stars.
Film #1 of the Scavenger Hunt #3 Challenge!
Task #1. A film featuring unicorns!
Rewatching a childhood favourite can be a risky endeavour. As I learnt to my great disappointment when I rewatched The Black Cauldron a couple of years ago.
But the really good films don't look worse over time, they just look different.
Of course I'm not going to see this film in the same way I saw it as a five year old. Then I loved the beauty and delicateness of the Unicorn. When I was 8/9 I liked the singing butterfly, who sang all the funny songs my dad sang and I liked the wizard who could do magic tricks.
When I watched this a few…
"Take me with you, for luck, for laughs, for the unknown."
Stranger and jankier and lovelier than I remembered. And I can almost see how part of this team went on to become Studio Ghibli.
Okay, I can jive with the Rankin/Bass fantasy work for this adapted book but please oh please someone dial up Bruce Davidson to redo the soundtrack! Ronnie James Dio is gone otherwise I'd say he should do but fer chrissakes let Iron Maiden make this magical. Impose The Soldier in the parade of magical creatures if you have to.
This movie scared the pants off me when I was a child, and it made me cry for days thinking about the bittersweet ending, even though upon rewatching it as an adult I realize there's no way I could have really understood the true lesson. The animation is so unique and beautiful, the story is so engaging, and the voice acting is so good!
I thought the unicorn was hot and then the big titted tree entered the picture.
"The film’s greatest moment comes in the second half, as a grayscale Ocean wave filled with crying unicorns comes face to face with the villainous Red Bull. Poetic in both image and concept, it is the film’s crowning achievement in style - a vision of confrontation and strength. The beauty of the moment lies not only in the delicate animation, which seems more complex than anything else in the film but the ideas that lie behind it. While trapped in this icy wave, there is this sense of hopelessness, but even a child would understand that the force of a wave would drown out any fire. The symbology is clear and though it doesn’t come to pass, the insinuation shows more respect for the audience than most animated films we watch today. Here, we’re not guided by the hand, we’re left to imagine, interpret and investigate."
Read my full review at One Perfect Shot:
I really didn't know what to expect when I decided to give this movie a watch. I guess I was really hoping it was going to be good or as good as an 80s Rankin/Bass movie could be. However, in the end, all I can say is that it was just ok.
It's surprisingly stellar cast of voice talent wasn't as incredible as I thought it would be after I saw the opening credits. Let's be fair, most of the cast does a good job, but I think some of them had hard time getting into character when it came to voice acting.
The story wasn't so bad for what it was. It was cute, charming, and had heart. However,…
admittedly not the best movie to watch while you're sitting in a hospital waiting room
shoutout to dan avidan for finally getting me to watch this
there is... NO REASON for me to do this and yet
shoutout to jay's funhaus list for giving me this…
This is an unranked list of my most high holiest of favorite movies. It is something continually tinkered with, and…