The 1985 classic LadyHawke is a must-see for any fan of romance and adventure! Starring Rutger Hauer, Matthew Broderick and Michelle Pfeiffer, this timeless tale follows the story of two lovers who are cursed to always be together and apart. Navigating through a treacherous forest and facing off against a powerful bishop, the couple must fight to break the spell and be together again. With its thrilling action sequences, beautiful scenery, and unforgettable love story, LadyHawke is a movie that will stay with you long after the credits roll. With its incredible acting, captivating plot, and masterful direction, this is one movie that deserves to be seen and appreciated. Don’t miss out on this timeless classic – LadyHawke is a must-watch!
Ok, yes I can pick on the soundtrack as much as anyone, but it is a great fantasy adventure movie. There are six main characters I will take a shot at doing each one some justice.
Gaston is the key to the story. He knows how to get in and out of the stronghold that will allow Navarre to end the curse. Yes, ok, he is a thief but he is the key, and he is kind of comic relief for the movie. For fans of 4thwall breaks he has a one or two (we could do with more). In reality his 4th wall breaks are him just talking to himself but it is all in good fun.
Navarre from LadyHawke is a classic example of a romantic hero. He is strong and brave, yet gentle and kind. He risks his life to save his beloved, Lady Hawke, from the evil Bishop of Aquila. Despite the danger, Navarre never wavers in his commitment to protect and love Lady Hawke. Navarre’s character is a reminder of the power of true love. He shows us that love can be a source of strength and courage. He teaches us that with enough devotion and determination, anything is possible. Navarre’s story is a timeless reminder of the power of love. He is a hero who will never be forgotten.
Isabeau from LadyHawk is an amazing character! She is a brave and strong heroine who isn’t afraid to take charge and stand up for herself. She has been cursed to be forever with the man she loves but not be able to actually be with him. It’s a horrible situation, but she never gives up hope and fights to regain what she truly wants.
Imperius from Ladyhawk is an interesting and complex character. He is a monk who is determined to protect and free Navarre and Isabeau from their curse and he might have caused it accidentally in the first place. Imperius is a symbol of hope and courage in a dark and troubled world. He is an inspirational figure who shows us that even in the face of adversity, we can still strive to make the world a better place.
An evil dick
The evil dick’s henchman. Let’s call him evil dick junior.
The movie is a little harder to find these days, but if you are a fantasy genre fan and see it, take the time you will like it.
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The character arcs of Philippe and Navaar have always really moved me. Navaar’s utilitarian, forced recruitment of Philippe to help him break the curse, or die trying, takes them both into a unique friendship where they are both compelled to change.
Philippe, a weak willed, lying thief who talks to God as a friend becomes so personally invested in their story that he stands up for the truth and calls out the demoralized knight who is stubbornly holding on to his own idea of revenge ending their pain. He’s lost hope and faith and blames and curse the monk.
But Philippe doesn’t give up! He who had no honor becomes the hero and his unlikely act of heroism finally convinces Navaar to have hope, listen to them and help them execute their plan, with a minor caveat of it doesn’t happen the way they think.
In the end Navaar finds his faith again, Philippe finds his honor and the bishop finds forgiveness.