Oh, and over at my other job…

Oh, and over at my other job...

Brilliant post today from Genevieve: 10 Fantasy Movies That Ruined It for the Rest of Us.

List includes Willow, Labyrinth, Somewhere in Time, and Excalibur, among others. Excalibur will always hold a special place in my heart, as Scott McPartland had us watch that movie when doing a lecture on Arthurian myth. It was fantastically bad, and included a scene where Merlin made it so Uther coulkd ride across the sky on a pony to reach his lady love. As it was the early 80’s, the effect is as bad as you’re imaginging it. Possibly worse.

Comments

  1. AHJennings says

    What made that scene really hilarious was Merlin’s hammy yelling at Uther to “Ride the dragon’s breath…!” while rolling his “r”s and everything. I dearly love that movie even with its bizarre tone-shifts that made me wonder if the movie was actually kidding.

  2. dianne says

    Ah, I actually LIKED those movies. Which fantasy movies are good, do you think?

    Oh, and AH Jennings – That character is HENRY, the man who saves the world at least once per episode of Eureka.

    And yes, I am a total dork. Why do you ask?

  3. dianne says

    Oh, look how cute I am. I have no idea who this is either.

    Very fun commentary on this piece over at Fanatsy – thank you!