I finally got around to watching The Black Cauldron for the first time a couple days ago.
I was interested to see this film due to all the negative reception it has received over the years(even though it has grown a cult following).
Here's the pros:
-Nice and smooth animation.
-Horned King(all due to John Hurt's performance)
-The Sword is pretty cool
And the cons(get comfortable, there's quite a few):
-Annoying main characters(There was abosolutely NO point to Elonwy being a princess in the movie, it's just a stupid title, Tarren was pretty annoying as well, he does nothing in this movie except hold his sword the whole time)
-The music(While it can sound nice at times, it sounds JUST LIKE GHOSTBUSTERS!!. That's all I kept thinking about while watching the movie. I'm not insulting Elmer Bernstein I live his work, I just think he pulled a Leonard Rosenman)
So The Black Cauldron is just a crappy 'meh' movie to me. Definitely not Disney's worst(Chicken Little). Interesting thing is that I view both of these movies as Disney trying to blend with the crowd. TBC was a response to all the dark and moody animated films like NIMH and most of Bluths films. And Chicken Little was a response to the successful Dreamworks formula of non stop pop-culture jokes. The similarities being they both failed miserably, yet I would rather watch TBC than Chicken Little.
What do you guys think of this film? Anybody see it in theaters?