Starring: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer
Rating: PG 13
My Rating: Two thumbs up
This is one of my all time favorite movies and since we re-watched it again the other night, I thought I'd tell you about it, just in case you have never seen it. (And I'm surprised at the people who haven't! Are you one of them?)
The movie is about a kid, Philippe, who escapes from a prison (somewhere in France I think during medieval times) and then comes upon a guy (the ex caption of the guard) who helps him and takes him into his protection. That's because he, the captain, wants to have Philippe help him get back into this city. So he has some pretty big ulterior motives for helping. He travels with a beautiful hawk as his companion, and as the movie unfolds, we come to learn that there are some magical forces and spooky things going on with that hawk.
I love this movie for so many different reasons. Let me list:
** Matthew Broderick is amazing. So many funny and quotable lines delivered flawlessly. He is perfect for this part.
** It's one of the most romantic movies ever! EVER I tell you!
** The cinematography is stunning, even now that it could be considered an "old" movie, it's still so very beautiful.
** The music, done by The Alan Parson's Project, is awesome. But the soundtrack seems to be unattainable, which makes me crazy. (But wait, look! I just found the whole thing on YouTube!) But here's the main theme for you to listen to right now:
** The story is simple, but perfect. It's a classic fairy tale sort of story, one you will never tire of. I love it. I love it so so much!
If you've never seen it, what are you waiting for?
Here's the trailer, complete with corny narration and everything! :)