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sinefilizaslinda's avatar


7 years 7 months ago
Groovy09's avatar


The special-effects and the production design are amazing! But unfortunately the film suffers from a bit of a weak story and David Bowie's singing scenes, which got way too silly and out of place.

Imo, it's one of those cult-movies where it's cult-status is a little overblown. I guess I probably would have liked it more if I saw it as kid, but as a first time viewer it was just ok.
6 years 2 months ago
flaiky's avatar


Uhh...On rewatch, I kind of hate this film. Forgive me Bowie.
6 years 4 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


Well, the 80sness of it can't be denied. Jim Henson's fantasy rock opera (pop opera?) isn't quite as good as I remembered. It's the 80s action synth score that does it, I think. It might be more at home if there were more David Bowie songs, or if Bowie had actually done ALL of the music, but it just seems to suck all the lyricism out of the film. Its Alice in Wonderland with puppets and a rock god is otherwise well made (give or take one badly rotoscoped dance number), with the Escher stairs sequence still the stand-out, though I loved rediscovering other moments, like the shaft of hands and the worm who knows the way to the castle but fails to tell. It's all a bit screechy at times, the acting is just okay (the puppets often outshining the humans), and Bowie's package is in your face way too much, but as a fantasy about a girl coming of age, accepting responsibility, but also the place imagination should still have in her life, makes it a universal tale. Terry Jones' script is a touch on the sketchy side, meaning you could remove several set pieces without really affecting the whole, but it still gives meaning to the proceedings.
6 years 11 months ago
Cadeicus's avatar


The bulge. It will haunt my dreams forever.
7 years ago
Woliver's avatar


I don't think this work it's great for not using CGI, puppets or CGI This work reflects such great a creativity.
And hey! Of course there are CGI's in this movie! the owl! And you can see how they had fun with it during the titles! WOOOOOSH! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!
9 years 1 month ago
bubar's avatar


3 years 9 months ago
sinefilizaslinda's avatar


After a year I watched this movie again. I love it. It is Masterpiece. One of best 80's movie. I missed that times. i think old times things more new age than now.
6 years 7 months ago
Cadeicus's avatar


The day after David Bowie's death:
It doesn't seem quite real yet. A world without David Bowie.. I somehow never thought he'd leave us. We will always love your music. Goodbye Ziggy.
6 years 7 months ago
Christopho's avatar


genius. minus the david bowie numbers...
7 years 7 months ago
Maxahlia's avatar


Loved pretty much everything but the action sequence in the Goblin City :D
9 years 10 months ago
Houdini's avatar


Love 80's movies without computer animation!
10 years 10 months ago
ester_murad's avatar


My dog's name is Ludo!
10 years 10 months ago
hilariousity's avatar


One of my very favorite movies. It's very cheesy and 80's but it's still fantastic.
11 years 6 months ago
tomsalad's avatar


I wish they still made movies like this!!!
4 years ago

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