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WATCH: Oliver retro-reviews Krull

October 24th, 2012 by Oliver Harper Comments

Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us, he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Krull… we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…

Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…

The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.

“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…

1983 saw the big budget film Krull hit the cinema screens. It had stiff competition from Return of the Jedi and Superman III and unfortunately completely bombed. Columbia spent loads on this film and i’m very surprised as the script needed a lot of work done to bring it up to a better standard. The main fault with the movie is its story. Many people were confused about what was happening during the course of the film because the movie gives you very little background to the characters or the villain itself. It basically has our hero going from point A to point B.

With the many faults in Krull it is beautifully shot and designed and has great miniature effects, plus the score most be the stand-out piece of the movie. The casting is spot on and our hero Colwyn, played by Ken Marshall, does a fantastic job in his first movie role. It’s a shame he didn’t become a big star because he does have that star quality to him.

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Oliver Harper is, like the rest of us at FTN, a bit of a movie freak. He watches, thinks and then breaks down all the classics that were or may never have been. A big fan of 80s cinema, his trivia knowledge is phenomenal and the best part? He records great little videos to share his knowledge. Epic. Find Oliver's updates here:!/groups/370105659683174/--