The Witches – 4 out of 5
I have many fond memories of watching this movie as a young man and I hadn’t seen it for years. I got my hands on a copy around Halloween (you know, because of witches) but haven’t got around to watching it till now (you know, because of witches) and, it’s one of those movies that stands up to the scrutiny of my memories. It’s just as good now, as it was then!
If you haven’t seen The Witches, first off, what the hell, man? It’s awesome. It’s about witches, there are some talking mice in it and it was the last movie Jim Henson worked on before he passed away. What’s not to like about it? Also, Michael Palin has a cameo in it as a woman AND as a witch!
|And there he is!|
|"Enough about the witches, Luke...let me tell you|
about my morning bowel movement..."
|Probably this, I'm thinking.|
|The actor portraying Luke would go on to be in Hookand then nothing else.|
|They go on holiday to Stan Lee's favorite hotel.|
I was just a 9 year old boy when this movie came out but I have fond memories of watching it…and then wishing I got to turn into a mouse that retained the ability to speak. Come to think of it, the witches didn’t really think this plan through because I don’t think there’s a kid in the world who wouldn’t think it would be awesome to be a mouse. Luke even points out that he would no longer have to go to the school. So the movie, in a sense, is endorsing witchcraft and telling kids to find a witch and have her change you into a rat because you’ll never have to do chores or go to school again and forget that whole using the toilet, mice just poop wherever they damn well feel like it.
|As a 9 year old boy, a talking mouse was all I needed for a good movie...|
actually, as a 31 year old man, a talking mouse is still all I need.
The problem with revisiting movies you loved as a kid, you may have to deal with the very real possibility that you were a complete moron as a child and your tastes have refined. Sometimes the memories of your past aren't as good as what happened and unlike the family vacation to Mt. Rushmore, you can actually relive your memories of movies and old television shows thanks to home media. There have been times where I’ve revisited a movie and it wasn’t as good as I remembered but The Witches is just as fun as I recall.
|"Now witches...WE DANCE!!!"|
|Portions of Angelica's performance were far LESS erotic.|
|Creepy dudes offering free chocolate wasn't bad enough but witches offering|
|Mr. Bean deals with witches...I have a script|