cheesy 80's movie appreciation thread →
talk about your guilty pleasures, I recently discovered this classic cheeseball 80's fantasy flick
Highlights: Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leo Kern (yay, drunk monks rule!) Matthew Broderick in what was honestly the best acting he ever did (no, really) and a big, black, hairy Fresian stallion named Othello who steals more than one scene.
The screenplay is surprisingly well-written, and the pre-CGI era effects (amazingly) stand the test of time, unlike the scary animatronics in The Neverending Story et. al. The acting and dialogue in this one is also quite above par for the genre.
Sadly, the score was done by *shudder* the Alan Parsons Project, and it's Vogon-poetry-bad. Were it to be re-scored by someone like Howard Shore it could effectively transform this from a guilty pleasure into a genuine classic.
What's your fave cheesy 80's flick?