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Boys discover the dark side of life Antonio 6 October Frequently billed as kids fare, since it is a Disney Production, this movie is a beautifully crafted adaptation of the Ray Bradbury science fiction story.
It is perhaps one of Disney's finest productions, a real movie with a real plot, excellent characterizations, and well-acted. This from a company more known for mindless mush. This movie has something for everyone. For the kids there is a simple horror story, not too scary, one they can handle.
Yet for the mature viewer there is lots of symbolism and allegory, deep imagery and lots to analyse. The cast is first rate. Jason Robards plays Dad, the town librarian. Arthur Hill is the narrator, or the voice of young Will Halloway, son of the librarian.
Royal Dano has a role as the one legged, one armed town barkeep. And Johnathan Pryce plays the evil Mr. Diane Ladd plays his sidekick, the evil Mrs.
Both are 12 years old, and the movie is really their coming of age. For a boy to become a man, he must realize the consequences of his choices in life. Everyone in this little town needs something, has a dream or wish. Will needs a dad who's healthy and can play with him. Poor dad needs a better heart.
Jim's dad ran away, and his mom is loopy. The barkeep needs new limbs. The barber needs a girlfriend. The teacher needs her beauty returned. Dark and his circus arrive in town.
And promise to make everyone's dream come true. But only at a great price, of giving up their souls. A deal with the devil. This is temptation with a capital T. Greed overcomes prudence, and everyone will take on Mr.
Only Will can save his best pal Jim, and also the rest of the town. Love will conquer evil, good will triumph after a long fight. Temptation does go away if it is fought long enough. The boys act with great talent. Pity they did not go on to similar quality appearances.
One is reminded of the twin boys Chris and Martin Udvanorsky in the movie The Other, which is also a horror thriller. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote. Admirably executed dark fantasy.
Ray Bradbury had it.It was almost too much to hope that someone would make a movie version of Ray Bradbury's outstanding fantasy novel 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' that did justice to it, but director Jack Clayton did.
He and his cohorts managed to capture all the dark, ominous portents and mysterious, mystical happenings that fill Bradbury's book. Ray Bradbury (–) was the author of more than three dozen books, including Fahrenheit , The Martian Chronicles, The Illustrated Man, and Something Wicked This Way Comes, as well as hundreds of short stories.4/5().
Something Wicked This Way Comes was produced as a full-cast radio play by the Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air, and released by Blackstone Audio on October 1, Ray Bradbury wrote the script, modified for audio from his stage play.
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