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...And is the object to *hit* it, or pass it...
on March 5, 2017
I've loved this film since I first saw it as a kid. I'll grant that the special effects are dated - but for it's time, this was magic brought to life on the big (and little - TV) screen. The excellent animation of the various creatures still remain (in my opinion) as one of the greatest testaments to the late Ray Harryhausen's legacy (my favorite being Talos - the man of bronze). The music score is near perfect for the storyline, making this film seem on a par with the best epics (it's not, but that's possibly due to it being a fantasy - as opposed to historical fiction).
This is definitely family fare - and older parents (who were kids when it came out) can probably still appreciate it as much, if not more, than children viewing it for the first (or second, or 50th) time. The plot isn't too complicated. There is no sex or gore. Humor is mixed with tragedy - like in the case of Hylas. A definite must-have for fantasy fans, filmmakers, and anyone who enjoys a great adventure film.