Thursday, June 3, 2010

Flashback Thurday - Ladyhawke

Ladyhawke - 1985

Rutger Hauer (one of the coolest names ever) stars in the this mid 80's fantasy action flick with, of all people, Matthew Broderick.

Captain Navarre (Hauer) and Isabeau (Michelle Pfeiffer) have been cursed by a jealous high priest to live separate lives forever. During the day she would transform into a hawk, a Ladyhawke to be exact, and at night he would transform into a black wolf. Always together but always apart.

This was a good story and the cast is surprisingly good as well. The costumes leave a little to be desired, but all in all it's an enjoyable movie.

IMDb Rating - 6.8


  1. I didn't mind the costumes so much, but I remember some of the music being "totally 80's". And the final combat scene felt a bit staged in that "Let's each take him one at a time rather than swarm him" kind of way. All that being said, I still like it.

    ~Adaen of Bridgewater

  2. A fun movie with some great visuals. And one of my favorite quotes:

    Phillipe: Sir, the truth is, I talk to God all the time, and, no offense, but He never mentioned you.

  3. The music was pretty painful, but I still love the movie. Matthew Broderick plays a fantastic Phillipe.

  4. "Not much unlike leaving mother's womb. God...what a memory!"


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