Lasers, robots, futuristic creature, spacecraft and many special effects, like this you could describe Sci-Fi movies from today. Advanced engineering of the movies from now takes us into a fantasy parallel world full of hi-tech.
A low-budget film with a hero wrapped in fur of a lion, which has magical powers and animals as allies, and is Beastmaster, can not be taken as a Shakespeare. But clearly you can fit in the list of films with the audience among the wilderness. And when you notice that a child sees a movie so many times that he can recite from memory whole lines, they deserve to call the film a cult classic or even one.
Based on a classic novel written by Robert E. Howard, one can not think this movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger biceps sight panties and furry will not get the recognition that it deserves. True, many see Conan as a dumb and out movie. But if we think at the time when it was made, the classic scenario of film and audience, you may love this movie. And even if you have another starts, remember the image of the governor of California in panties and helmet which run as a giddy run through the woods you should not miss it.
What has this special feature, is a more romantic vision to which he headed, which is atypical for this kind of dedicated male fantasy film. Rather, you could call it Ladyhawke a fantasy for females rather than for ferocious bloodthirsty and violent beatings males. Although it offers many moments of skirmishes with swords and spells, the characters from Ladyhawke are mature outlined and make you get to loves them.
Japanese animated film My Neighbor Totoro was not available in the U.S. until the 90′s, but those who were lucky enough to see the original version, they had a gem in terms of fantasy, a decade ahead of us . At the country house, the two sisters discover that it is inhabited by a series of vivid and ghostly creatures while they seem to be bunnies. Later, discover Totoro, a large creature which is a “guardian of the forest”.
Dragonslayer beat the time precisely because has followed all the rules of the fantastic films. It has all the ingredients for a good fantasy: beautiful princesses, magic heroes, dragons, unicorns, etc.. The ending is a bit disturbing and out of the box. The fate of Princess Elspeth, who sacrificed her to be right from the common peoples.
05. Time Bandits
You could say that there are two types of people: those who understand Time Bandits and those who not understand it. Directed by Terry Gilliam, Time Bandits is a kind of dream, but one belonging to a kid of 11 years, mentally reduced. Kevin is located in a world populated by elves, and a spider-women beat Napoleon. Basically, all action takes place in this strange land, entertained by Gilliam with a sense of dark humor.
In 1536, after he faces his opponent, is banished from the village where he lived, because it’s the evil hand that survived. Five years later he meets Juan Sanchez V.L. Ramirez, who tells him that is immortal. Teach him to fight with the sword until Ramirez is killed by Kurgan. Those who are immortal will meet for one last battle, in which only one will leave alive. Everything happens in 1985, in New York. Last fight is about to begin, and finally only one man will remain on his legs.
Angry that should take care of her younger brother, Toby, Sarah wants the child to be taken by goblins. They turn thought into reality: Jareth, Goblin King telling her that soon Toby will turn into a goblin. There is only one hope: Sarah will have to find a way to get to Jareth’s castle before sunset, passing through a dangerous maze, where he will meet strange creatures.
Uthur Pendragon is the first that wields the sword Excalibur, but before he died, he plunges his sword into a stone, and only the pure in heart can get her out of there. Some fantasy’s come to look silly after years pass over them, but now, after almost 30 years, Excalibur is still in position. Remains one of the best versions of the legend of King Arthur and probably one of the best representations of medieval times. Moreover, the distribution is made up of players of caliber in the industry.
Based on the novel by William Goldman, the film is a journey into the miraculous world of stories. When he finds that his nephew is sick, a caring grandfather believes he can heal reading his stories in a book that was passed from generation to generation up to him. The boy is very happy but have to abandon computer games, but his disposal will change soon, because the gently voice of the grandfather will carry him in a kingdom out of time.