Fantastic improbabilities, happenstance and the undying bridge of love are part of this romantic fantasy about an Inuit who crosses years, oceans and the ravages of WWII to find his ... See full summary »
Jason Scott Lee,
Jan is a decent, boring man, living a decent, boring life as a rocket designer. When his adventurous twin brother dies in a breakfast accident, Jan decides to impersonate him, unwittingly becoming a part of a Nazi time travel conspiracy.
Fuelled by a sense of adventure and obligation, cocky teenager Ray Carlton enlisted in World War II as an air force navigator. Seventy years later he revisits those tragic and extraordinary... See full summary »
A young boy in 14th century Cumbria (north of England) keeps getting visions he cannot explain. His village has so far been spared from the black death, but the villagers fear its imminent arrival. With the boy as their guide, a group set out to dig a hole to the other side of the world, so as to fulfil the visions and save the village. At the 'other side' is 20th century New Zealand !.. N.B. Flips from B+W to colour frequently. Written by
It was this movie that convinced the producers of Alien³ (1992) to hire Vincent Ward as writer/director (although Ward would eventually leave the set of Alien 3 after many creative differences with the studio). See more »
(at around 51 mins), during the pouring of the spike in the foundry, Griffin breaks the "fourth wall" by briefly looking up at the camera and then quickly away again. See more »
No, this is not the silly Disney movie in which the fat kid rides around in a spaceship shaped like a big green booger and generally annoys all forms of alien life to the tune of a bad Robert Palmer cover of a Little Richard song.
This Navigator, "The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey" is a sad, yet compelling story of time-travelers from the Middle Ages trying to save their small village from the Black Death. In this movie, the view is treated to how the modern world would appear as heaven (or even hell) to a person from Mediaeval times soley through the use of visuals.
This film was the creation of master director Vincent Ward who has made such wonderful works as "What Dreams May Come" and "Map of the Human Heart." As with all of his movies, Ward treats us to an array of stunning uses of color and texture to enhance a grand story.
The Navigator only suffers having a bland name. Watch this film at least twice, once for the mind blowing story, the other for Ward's rich film work. This film is sure to become a Sci-Fi classic.
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