I love a good reminder of my childhood.
Last night, while in Wal-Mart with my black-women-In-training, I happened across the $9 movie rack.
Now you know as well as I do that this rack typically consists of nothing that anyone really wants to watch… thus the reason the movies only cost $9.
Last night was different.
I saw 2 movies that I simply had to buy.
Not for their amazing cinematography, but because they were favorites of mine as a kid.
The first being “Labyrinth” and the second, my favorite of all favorites… “The Last Unicorn”.
We watched “Labyrinth” as soon as we got home… and let me just say… it’s horrible.
Seriously- is that David Bowie??
I never made that connection for some reason…
My kids loved it… but for me, even accounting for all the warm-fuzzy feelings of nostalgia it produced, I could barely sit through it.
I waited until today to watch “The Last Unicorn”… mostly because I was scared it would be as awful as “Labyrinth” was, and for the sake of my childhood memories, I just wasn’t sure I could take it if that happened.
It’s animated, but Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges and Angela Lansbury are the voices of the characters.
It’s about a lone unicorn who learns that she is the last one left… or is she?
She goes about trying to find all the other unicorns… and has a lot of adventures along the way.
This movie captivated me as a child.
I’d watch it over and over again… the backdrops, the music, the voices of the characters… I truly could not get enough of it.
I happily learned, after finally seeing it again, it has lost none of its magic.
Not a single drop.
Anything I enjoy watching at 30 as much as I enjoyed watching at 6 has to be a classic!.
I found a short clip of it on youtube.
I hope it takes you on a walk down memory lane as well.