This has a charm that’s hard to come by these days. I might’ve clouded by nostalgia but I think there’s more to it. It’s never afraid to be fun and goofy, but it’s completely earnest about the world it creates. Perhaps it’s aided by the time it was made in—the effects are wonderful, but the limitations of the time keep things a bit closer to our own world than a modern film might. Whatever the reason, this is a charming adventure that holds up better than I expected.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I love these stupid fucking movies. They’ve made my life better and I think they’ve made me a better person. There’s just so much love in them. I love that there’s a trilogy of movies where the characters are incredibly incompetent but they succeed anyway because they care so much and they never give up. Not even in death! They just defeat death and become friends with him! Eventually they have daughters that are super smart, but ultimately save the…