youth-friendly entertainment

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Christmas Again - (2021 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13465140/

A girl is cursed to re-live Christmas until she learns her lesson.

It's nice enough, but it's derivative. This would be fine for someone young.


Sixteen Candles - (1984 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088128/

I don't even know how to describe this movie.

It's only okay. It's notable because it's somehow rated PG but is so utterly completely unsuitable to that rating; legendary.


TODO - having six fingers is called polydactylism

The Princess Bride - (1987 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093779/
https://www.princessbrideforever.com/

Soon to enter into a loveless marriage with the king, a common woman's only hope lies in a daring rescue attempt.

A classic movie of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love and miracles. This is a kid-friendly movie in the sense that the 80s didn't have kids who were complete pussies. There is hatred, danger, death and blood, and yes proper torture, and this is a fine family-friendly film.

The only flaw in this movie is the grandfather-narrator, who is terribly overdone to the point of distraction.



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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull - (2008 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367882/
https://www.lucasfilm.com/productions/indiana-jones-and-the-kingdom-of-the-crystal-skull/
https://www.facebook.com/indianajones/

to be re-watched, but let's face it.. probably not.



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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen - (1988 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096764/

A crazy old man appears in a war-torn city to correct the misconceptions of the retelling of his adventures.

It's a great fluff fantasy movie. I didn't see it back in the day, so it has no nostalgia for me. Left with what it is at face value, I can't recommend it except for people who like the old 80s style of kids' practical effects fantasy movies. Think The Dark Crystal - (1982 movie) or The Neverending Story - (1984 movie).



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Time Bandits - (1981 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081633/

A child, with a big imagination and interested in history, has a fanciful dream.

A wild ride of a movie that's totally immersed in the 1980s style.



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Children Who Chase Lost Voices - (2011 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1839494/
(archive of Japanese website)

A traumatized girl turns to hording in a secret hideout, but when she eats spoiled food she lapses into a hallucinatory coma.

Within this popcorn movie is a very adult theme.

  • aka 星を追う子ども

    • Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo
    • "Children Who Chase Stars"
  • aka Journey to Agartha



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Before I Fall - (2017 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1691916/
https://web.archive.org/web/20191028205232/http://beforeifallfilm.com:80/

A high school student relives the same day.

It passed over its chance to visit a time loop from another perspective. It's ultimately unsatisfying.



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A Wrinkle in Time - (2018 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1620680/
https://movies.disney.com/a-wrinkle-in-time

A standard broken-family Disney movie, but with magical thinking.

God damn this is a low-effort piece of shit.



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The Hobbit - (1937 book), by J.R.R. Tolkien cover

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(on Wikipedia)

An unlikely little hero is swept into an travel-adventure through dangerous lands to recapture the lost treasures of a fallen Dwarvish kingdom.

Considered a classic fantasy book, it's definitely a children's book from it's narrative tone. It's slow and awkward in a lot of places, and takes too long to pick up into anything interesting for me. Perhaps it's because I had read it long ago, and perhaps it's because of the staggering quality of its associated movies, but I didn't like it.

Definitely not recommended as an entry into fantasy fiction, in spite of its popularity. Veterans of the genre may as well read this just to say they have.



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