Magic in the Water
Radio psychologist Jack Black takes his children Joshua and Ashley on a 'vacation' to a lake in British Columbia. While he grinds away at work the children discover that the famous local lake monster "Orky" may not be just a gimmick to attract tourists after all. In fact, Orky may enable them to get closer to their workaholic dad, and help stop local polluters who are dumping toxic waste.
- Stars:Mark Harmon, Joshua Jackson, Harley Jane Kozak, Sarah Wayne, Willie Nark-Orn, Frank Salsedo, Morris Panych, Ben Cardinal, Adrien Dorval, Mark Acheson, Anthony Towe, John Procaccino, Tom Cavanagh, Garrett Bennett, Brian T. Finney,
- Director:Rick Stevenson,
- Writer:Rick Stevenson (screenplay), Icel Dobell Massey (screenplay), Ninian Dunet (story), Rick Stevenson (story), Icel Dobell Massey (story)
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Magic in the Water torrent reviews
(kr) wrote: Everthing about this movie was lazy.
(es) wrote: Such a smart and clever movie. Very funny!
(br) wrote: Definitely a realistic story line about the dynamics of the corporatedom..Its worth watching once.
(es) wrote: Great comedy for the whole family!
(us) wrote: Thanks to Spinal Tap...one of the best cult comedies in existence
(fr) wrote: Probably one of the worst movies ever made. I watched it once and that was sufficient. The only thing that could have saved this movie would have been a flying saucer landing in a scene halfway through and kidnapping the entire cast.
(ca) wrote: A pretty weak entry into the genre with an okay cast (including Peter Weller of "Robocop" and B movie queen Shannon Tweed in her first role). The film follows a guy left home alone to confront an invading rat that I guess is supposed to be giant or at least larger than the average rodent. The effects are horrid and make it hard to figure out the size of the creature, but the film still manages to be entertaining for its run time. If you happen to catch it in the early A.M. and nothing else is on go ahead and have a peek, otherwise, I doubt there's much reason to see this one.
(fr) wrote: Brilliant battle scenes and some dodgy dialogue make for an uneven film that is never-the-less epic in its proportions.
(mx) wrote: Uhh mazing fricking movie. One of my all time favorites. It's messages and themes are still relevant to today.
(mx) wrote: great cast not bad musical
(nl) wrote: I didn't hate this as much as everyone else. There's nothing new in the story or the filming, but it's all done well. It is weak when compared to "Lord of The Rings" or "The Hobbit", but it's much better than other fantasy films like Tom Cruise's "Legend". I personally found "Eragon" entertaining.
(kr) wrote: Eastwood not always does it for me, but when he does bring his A game you get movies like this. It's one of those films where you'll be left inspired and blue witnessing the triumph and fall of the main character. It is a human story, with human emotions for people who appreciate the human side of film.
(mx) wrote: I don't have a lot of familiarity with the work of Terry Gilliam yet (aside from his work with Monty Python.) This film was an eye-opener to the kind of off-the-wall style I can expect. The story is very simple, and I appreciate that. A boy who is obsessed with history finds that his bedroom houses a time portal that allows people from other times to walk into his room, and allows him to walk out through time. He hooks up with a band of dwarves who have a map detailing all the time holes so they can go adventuring through time. I loved the fun, light tone of the movie. Each little vignette was perfectly crafted to either deliver laughs or excitement. The highlight of the film was probably the scene with Robin Hood, although hearing Napoleon obsess over everyone's height was also a treat. It was fun seeing the familiar faces of great comedic actors like John Cleese and Michael Palin, as well as great dramatic actors like Sean Connery and Ralph Richardson. But what surprised me most was how excellent all the little people were. Usually in films a group of dwarves are just used as a mass of funny side characters that have no defining characteristics other than being short. However, Gilliam took time to establish a character for each of them, and they were extremely engaging actors.There's something almost childishly playful about Time Bandits. It feels like something a kid would dream up (but I'm glad they didn't go with the cliched "it was all a dream" ending.) As a result, this comes across as a kids movie that adults can appreciate. Perhaps part of that is the fact that the protagonist is a child. As I was watching I kept thinking "If I saw this as a kid I would have LOVED it!" While I did get some enjoyment out of watching Time Bandits, I still felt like I wasn't quite in the target audience. Now I hope that doesn't make it sound like I disliked the film in any way. It was funny, dramatic, and I was holding my breath in excitement a couple times. I think I just wanted a little more story in place of some of the silly. One of the more interesting choices Gilliam made was creating a god-like character and then completely skirting the issue of religion. "Something about free will" is the closest they get, and it's so brilliantly dropped in there it should make both religious people and non-religious people chuckle. In general I love time travel movies, but this was one of the most sedate ones. While they do bounce around in the past there is no mention of consequences, there are no ripple effects into the future. It literally never addresses the whole time travel issue. It's all clearly in a fantasy world, culminating in the scene where they literally go into a fantasy land. All in all, I did enjoy Time Bandits. Like I said, if I came upon it at a younger age I think this might be one of my favorite movies, but as it stands I still enjoy it quite a bit, and would gladly watch it again any time.