#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A young boy’s wardrobe contains a time hole. Through this hole an assortment of short people (i.e. dwarfs) come while escaping from their master, the supreme being. They take Kevin with them on their adventures through time from Napoleonic times to the Middle Ages to the early 1900s, to the time of Legends and the Fortress of Ultimate Darkness where they confront Evil.
Plot: Young history buff Kevin can scarcely believe it when six dwarfs emerge from his closet one night. Former employees of the Supreme Being, they’ve purloined a map charting all of the holes in the fabric of time and are using it to steal treasures from different historical eras. Taking Kevin with them, they variously drop in on Napoleon, Robin Hood and King Agamemnon before the Supreme Being catches up with them.
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History By Way of Gilliam
For my money, Terry Gilliam is one of the more innovative, creative, and fantastical directors of the last two decades. His films easily bear his stamp of absurdist humour, witty dialogue, sheer fantasy, dream-like sequences, and always a generous dose of black comedy. Time Bandits is certainly no exception, but rather a stepping stone for greater works such as The Fisher King and the wonderful Brazil. The film tells the story of a group of dwarf-like “crooks” who leave their jobs with God(the Supreme Being) for a life of crime via a map they have “stolen” from their job place. This map holds all the secrets to time holes in the fabric of creation. Thus the bearers of the map can go forward and back in time as they please. They use the map to steal, at which they have little skill, and become rich, at which they miserably fail. Gilliam transports them and us through time to meet such interesting notables as Robin Hood, Napoleon, Agammenon, and the Evil Genius(devil-like entity). The film is grand in its scope and still wanting, for it is tackling a story of epic proportions. Still, Gilliam delivers a pretty good film both visually stunning in certain sequences and brimming with philosophical questions such as the necessity of evil and the election of choice in life. The film is also very funny in many parts, due in large part to a great cast. The protagonists are all quite good. John Cleese plays as likable a Robin Hood to be seen with his almost overly polite manner. The best performances go to Ian Holm, playing a drunken Napoleon obsessed with his size, David Warner, playing the malevolent Evil Genius with relish, and lastly to Sir Ralph Richardson, playing the Supreme Being like a bureaucrat concerned with balancing payroll and the like. Gilliam explores the bureaucratic mentality with even more scope in his Brazil. All in all, Time Bandits is a fun and entertaining picture.
Cult that failed to recruit
I was very disappointed by this one. I suppose the definition of ‘cult classic’ is always going to depend on whether you turn out to be a member of the cult in question or not… which you can’t know until you’ve tried. But the only reason I persevered through until the end was because I don’t believe in slating a film unless I’ve actually seen the whole thing to make sure.
To be fair, while I was pretty clear that I didn’t like it somewhere around the Napoleon mark, there were a couple of scenes after that I did enjoy; but the whole thing is wildly uneven, with long sections I found boring and/or distasteful. The level of the special effects is wildly uneven as well, with a Minotaur whose head is so obviously a mask I assumed he was supposed to *be* a masked gladiator, and some of the most unconvincing expanded polystyrene slabs for smashing that I’ve ever witnessed. (Maybe they blew the whole budget on Mycenae?) While there is a trace of the famous relationship to Monty Python, the affinity turns out to be with the bits of Python I originally found unfunny — what comes across as random cruelty and ugliness.
My main problems with the film, however, apart from boredom, were the usual twofold pair: lack of empathy with the protagonists, to the extent that I actually felt a sense of relief when one of them looked like being killed (“One down, only half a dozen to go”), coupled with a resulting identification with the villain instead. Watching ‘Evil’ deflect the heroes’ puny attacks with a wave of a hand, I’m afraid I felt a sense of warm achievement.
Good points: Ralph Richardson, Sean Connery. Bad points: the insufferably annoying lovers (clearly I’ve lived much too sheltered a life to get the joke about the fruit), the endless Napoleon (all right, all right, we got the height obsession the first time), the bickering dwarfs, the leaden satire of the gadget-obsessed household, and every scene basically being milked far…. too… long.
Clearly, either you like this film or you don’t. If you like it, then the more the better. If you don’t warm to the start, then there’s no point staying the course in the hopes of improvement: what you see is what you’ll get. I was carried away by “Baron Munchausen”; after all the praise I’d heard for it, I wasn’t impressed by this.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min), 1 hr 50 min (110 min) (USA), 1 hr 43 min (103 min) (original) (Japan)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Director Terry Gilliam
Writer Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam
Actors John Cleese, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Katherine Helmond
Awards 1 win & 8 nominations.
Production Company Handmade Films
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera J-D-C Cameras
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK (processing)
Film Length 3,200 m (1983) (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm