Monday, November 22, 2010

Momo (1986)

I hate children's movies.

This might not be so strange as I am no longer a child myself. But that is not what gets to me.

What gets to me is that the makers of children's movies usually rely on their audience's stupidity.

It would seem that these people think that since they are making a film that will be watched mainly by children, they don't have to adhere to common sense and logic. Too often do we see so called "family films" which consist of nothing but a bunch of one dimensional cute characters strung together by predictable clich├ęs, leaping over hurdles of plot holes and stumbling to an ending where we find out that the evil bad guy(s) is actually only misunderstood, lonesome and good on the inside.
 
Most the stuff coming out from Disney and Pixar are hardly even movies, but the filmatic equivalent of shaking a key-chain in front of a baby.

There are exceptions however, and some films try to see things from a child's point of view, without simplifying life and all the situations a person (of any age) might stumble into.



Momo is one of these rare films.

Based upon an equally great novel by Michael Ende (more known for his Never Ending Story) and brought to life through the best of 80s special effects (these amazing screenshots speak for themselves) it tells a story that is both entertaining and on the button in terms of social satire.

Instead of ignoring the complexities of their characters' adversities, the makers of Momo used it as tools to portray a world that is both magical and brings a sense of recognition.



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12 comments:

  1. Hello, everyone!! I'm not very good with this "downloading stuff", so I don't know what must I do to be able to watch the movie "Momo". What steps should I follow? Can someone help me please? I leave my email here: man270400@hotmail.com Thank you very much!!

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  2. Hmm... I'm sorry, but if you don't understand -right click and "save as"- then I really don't know how to help you. I don't think I can make it any easier than that.

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  3. Excellent!

    At last, I can't found it this movie in german without
    the subs in english harcoded and a ugly red background.

    Tnx a lot, now, is just to search for a spanish subs n.n


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  4. You're welcome. I hope you enjoy the film.

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  5. Hello! do you have another link that is not dropbox? either google drive or other? I will appreciate, I have a lot of time looking for this movie in it's original version. Thank you

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    1. Send me an email, and I'll see what I can do ;)

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  6. hey there, i'm not sure if i am missing a link, or maybe this post is too old and links have been removed?

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    1. Yeah, links are long gone. But if you give me an email address, you might just get a nice surprise ;)

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  7. @Cultcinema.net. I would very much appreciate a link (or "surprise"), too. I wish to watch it in its original German language. My email address is jackass@telia.com. (I.e: Not that gmail-address.) Thank you very much!

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    1. Check your mail ;)

      (the German language is available as an alternate audio track)

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