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Quest for Camelot
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 24, 2008
I highly recommend this movie! It's not often that a movie comes around with a solid moral center as well as a lot of good songs and great fun! Although this is based on the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, the similarity is pretty loose. That's okay because the spirit of the Round Table--truth, justice, peace, cooperation, love, etc. are all firmly intact. The heroine is a nicely realized girl who learns from her father's example to accept the spirit of the Round Table. She is both determined and tough and yet she learns to temper that with gentleness and sensitivity. She meets the blind hero who is a hermit and a misanthrope and HE learns the value of working together, friendship and true love. I was very impressed with the style of the film as well. The colors, the "special effects" (if that's what you call them in an animated film), the music and songs, the vocal talents--it all comes together beautifully! A note of caution for parents of younger children--be SURE to watch this first before you let your kids see it as there are a number of menacing scenes which could give them nightmares. They are well balanced with humorous scenes and the triumph of good over evil in the end. I thought this was well worth the price!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 14, 2005
The Quest of the Camelot is a very good movie for young kids.It is about a teenage girl named Kayley who engulfs on a adventure when Ruber the evil knight steals King Arthurs legendary sword.Excalibur.Aided by Garrett a handsome blind squire.The two embark on the journey to find Excalibur.Along the way they meet a two headed dragon who journeys with them.This movie is good for kids and maybe adults.It has romance, and action. I recommend looking at the movie when you have time and since it does not cost much at all, and if you dont like it simply return it but i think you will enjoy this movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 5, 2001
A pretentious work. Kayley and the two-headed dragon are about the only successfull characters the film. Voice actors were obviously chosen according to their fame and not on how suitable they would be for the character . In particular King Arthur is a catastrophy in this respect (Pierce Brosnan) as is his stiff animation, never saw Arthur as such a winp. The computer animations in this film mix poorly with the rest.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2005
Beautiful animation, great message and most importantly - the amazing music. "Quest for Camelot" beats some of the Disney animated features and is a true must-see for both children and adults. If you find the plot somehow lacking, the Broadway-style songs with a pop sensibility to them will make everything up for you. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 4, 2012
Put out by Warner Brothers, this a wonderful telling of the Arthurian story, about a young woman named Kayley, (wonderfully voiced by Jessalyn Gilsig, with singing voiced by Andrea Corr), who sets out to save Camelot by recovering the stolen sword, Excalibur, from a rogue knight named Ruber, (voiced by Gary Oldman), who is deliciously evil!. (And not a bad singer either)

This movie is wonderfully animated, & has a very compelling & well written storyline.

The voice casting was excellent as well, with: (among others)

Jane Seymour, as the widow Julianna, & sung by Celine Dion
Cary Elwes, as the Blind hermit Garrett & sung by Bryan White
Eric Idle & Don Rickles as the 2-headed dragon Devon, (Idle) & Cornwall, (Rickles)
Pierce Brosnan as King Arthur, & sung by Steve Perry
Bronson Pinchot, as the griffin
Jaleel White, as the ego-inflated rooster, Bladebeak
Sir John Gielgud as Merlin.

The music is equally wonderful, & when you have artists like Steve Perry, Celine Dion, & Bryan White, you know you will have a quality soundtrack.

Kayley is fiercely independent, & learns that she does need help in recovering Excalibur, Garrett is bitter about being blind, & learns to let Kayley act as His eyes, Devon & Cornwall are hilarious, as Devon is refined & sophisticated, & Cornwall is rude & crude, & the reason they can't fly or breathe fire is because they can never agree on anything, Ruber is wonderful, as a virtually insane villain, & Kayley's mother Julianna the widow, who loves Kayley dearly, but is often frustrated by Kayley's independent streak, all keep they story flowing, without it becoming boring, or dragging.

This is movie well worth seeing, for all ages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2014
This movie would have been a lot better, maybe even a 4 star, if they didn't try to be funny or sing, because they failed miserably at both. I wanted to watch it with my 4 year old, he apparently didn't mind the god-awful whaling, but I ended up opting out of cuddle time to take a bath. We ended up stopping it before it concluded, and honestly, I'll be okay with not knowing how it ended... I'm assuming they made it to Camelot and lived happily ever after... And, if there is any justice for the Knights of the Round Table, they all lost their voices...

It did have a female lead- which is nice to see in this kind of King Arthur animation, but, of course, it got gooey and sappy when she predictably falls head over heals with the first young male she had ever met. It also was sort of annoying how the female lead wanted desperately to fall in her father's footsteps to become a knight, only to embrace her feminine nature and let her new boyfriend lead the way... The attempts at humor were just bad... The singing was just bad... The bad guy was just bad...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 7, 1999
its a great all-star cast that saves this awful cartoon with awful animation and awful songs from being the worst ever but they still can't save it completely
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 5, 2008
The B-grade Bad-guys are devoid of motive and dimension---as is the wimpy waif of an Arthur. Yet the film has some endearing moments: the animation of the forbidden forest with its writhing tree limbs, monster-eating plants, grasping branches, and helicopter flowers, is charming (nothing quite like it in any of the Disney-forests); the two-headed dinasour who can never fly because it can never agree with itself (among the better of the animated world's comic side-kicks); and the reluctant romance between a blind forest-dweller (who reminded me a little of Tolkien's Bombadil) and the damsel he rescues---are a few of its unique and surprising highlights. The opening scene too---skimming across the wave-flecked ocean before suddenly rising up and over a huge promontary--- somehow creates a mood similar to the one I felt during "Castle in the Sky." Enchanted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 28, 2013
I used to watch this movie all the time when I was very young (except on VHS!) and now my child gets to watch it and loves it too. I think it's a great movie that a lot of kids love and will enjoy to watch :)

It has a great storyline and age appropriate for young kids. Just like every movie, there is a "villain" but this one was not that bad at all. I like that it's not a dark movie, it's funny and I think can be a good example for kids to accept others who are different than them. One of the main characters is blind so I think it is a good thing for kids to see and it's something that children's movies don't usually cover, none that I have seen anyways and I've seen a lot!

I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone/everyone that has a child(ren)!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
It might be easy for the rushed and hurried to quickly label this gentle animation as just another passable direct-to-video disneylike flick, but hold on, this isn?t one of them. This is a generous, colorful, thoughtful sophisticated movie, which achieved even more than it was intended. Particularly in one scene, which elevates this movie to the epic level.

Kayley, is chased by bad guys, and instead of your typical Indiana Jones like, brass and drums chase scene orchestral score..you are unexpectedly treated with an lovely, gentle, vaguely eerie song, (The Prayer) providing a big contrast with the intense and aggressive horse chase. (and its NOT in slow motion) "I pray you'll be our eyes, and watch us where we go...". Instantly you?re really worried with the mother, and those mildy cartoony villains become a real textured menace. They really made this work, and this movie is applause worthy for this scene alone.
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