The Movie Sleuth continues the Retro Cinema series with Krull!
|Beware my mystical throwing star. |
Critics and detractors of the recently released Alex Proyas trainwreck Gods of Egypt inevitably drew comparisons to the freeform gonzo silliness of Krull but where Proyas' film is tough to sit through, Yates' misfire is an absolute nostalgiac blast with early performances by Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane! As a fantasy adventure film somewhere in between The Neverending Story and The Princess Bride, there's a wealth of imagination onscreen. Although nearly all of the blue screen effects and latex rubber puppets rung high on the silly meter which drew audience wide laughter at the 70mm screening I saw in Chicago last month, there's an undeniable charm to Krull which makes it a fun and rewarding revisit and worthy of a place of honor on anyone's home video media shelf.
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|We are not stormtroopers|
but our aim is as bad.
|Beware the monstrous|
- Andrew Kotwicki