Now that summer is waning and the kids are going back to school, it's time to shift our Hump Day movies from summer popcorn to classics. But, as you know, my definition of classic is pretty fluid. Today's movie is now 25 years old! That's at least a little vintage, right?
Ladyhawke is a fantasy film. Kind of a cross between medieval historical and paranormal, this movie has some well known actors: Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfieffer, Matthew Broderick, and Alfred Molina.
Broderick is a bit of a show stealer here and provides much of the comic relief. Plus he looks SO young.
The music for the film can be a bit distracting. It was composed by Andrew Powell and produced by Alan Parson and therefore is very Alan Parsons Project-y. Many think it dates the film (it does) but I also think it enhances the very 80s vibe that the film has. A traditional score might have turned this film into limp melodramatic movie.
This is a perfect movie for easing into the school year.