Sunday, July 16, 2017

Time Bandits (1981)

AVCO Embassy
Directed by Terry Gilliam
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(Blu-ray, Image Entertainment)

An eleven-year-old boy joins a group of dwarves who emerge from his bedroom wardrobe one night. They turn out to be thieves who are using a map stolen from the Supreme Being to navigate through time. They meet Napoleon, Robin Hood and King Agamemnon on their episodic journey. They are pursued by Evil, a powerful being who wants the map for his own plans, and lures the group to his kingdom where they are imprisoned in suspended cages. They escape and confront Evil, whose identity turns out to be quite a surprise. Imaginative, to say the least, but also noisy, too often succumbing to the cruder aspects of the story. It's never boring, however, with just the right amount of humor from Gilliam's old Monty Python pals. 

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