Voyage of the Unicorn [Import]
Top Customer Reviews
How did I miss this one ? Beau Bridges is not Douglas Fairbanks and nobody is asking him to be. His goody-two-shoes look fits the part as required. The two girls will remind you of Bob Saget's hit show. They were casted to project the perfect daughters' aura. Effects are plenty and are quite convincing. Some very imaginative sets are supporting the cast to deliver this soft Dungeon and Dragons tale. To get this fairy epic on prime time, only a couple of fight scenes are shown. THe story is quite tight and the fantasy quest is taking most of the running time. No wasted time here.... It even includes an exotic gorgeous girl, for the teenagers to eyeball. Everything that the genre demands is there. It is, though, in a softer way. Nothing is overdone like in "Pirates of the Caribeans" !!!! There is even a few hints of the "Wizard of Oz".
For $7.00, this 2001 serie that premiered on Odyssey channel is a must. 180 minutes of pure magic....
The full-length version, that usually takes four hours, is great. (Although there were many things that were cut out of the TV broadcast, such as the scene of the Sphinx in the ship.) The trolls were my least favorite part of the movie, because in the book they were just stupid creatures who didn't really have a reason to go after the Aislings, it was just their nature. The really long and annoying stomping and chanting by the lava stream-thing is totally unneccessary and boring. Another thing I didn't like were Oberon's and Titania's costumes and make-up. Oberan looks like a dog, and Titania looks like a mermaid/vampire. I liked the way they were depicted in the book: more tradiional, and human-like enough they didn't seem kooky. Other than those aspects, this did justice to the book. I adored (read: I think Sebastion is hot) the love subplot with Miranda and Sebastion, it was so awesome to see her just run up to him and kiss him. I wish we could have seen all the creatures that worked on the ship in the book, but this is a TV movie, they already did a good job on design anyway. This film has GREAT acting, even the actors in all the make-up and elaborate costumes. The two Aisling daughters (Chantal Conlin as Cassie and Heather McEwan as Miranda) were terrific, and totally believable.Read more ›
~Just Another Standout in the Crowd ;)
It is there that they discover their destiny from King Oberon and Queen Titania on the Isle of Faerie - it has been prophesied that 'a man of learning, and two maidens gentle of spirit' will enter the realm to free the land of the evil scourge of trolls by finding and summoning the great dragon - and at the same time freeing heroes of old.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
...Great movie, if you like fantasy and paralell dimensions's and stuff like that. I love tha fact that two of the heroes are young girls. It's about time! Read morePublished on June 28 2002
When I first saw this mini-series to the Odyssey channel I fell in love with it. Please understand that the low rating not because of the full mini-series, but it is because of... Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2002
This movie was adorable. The cast was perfect and the effects were stupendous. Loved it!Published on Aug. 12 2001
Voyage of the unicorn is a family movie for all ages!The story takes place in a mystical setting where everything doesn't seem to be what it is. Read morePublished on June 22 2001
When we first saw the advertisements for this movie, we were impressed. Then when we saw the movie itself, we were enthralled. Read morePublished on April 6 2001 by Gabriel L. Sovereign
For anyone who enjoyed Merlin then this is right up your alley.Professor Aisling is a teacher of mythology. Read morePublished on April 5 2001