A cowardly boy who buries himself in accident statistics enters a library to escape a storm only to be transformed into an animated illustration by the Pagemaster. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real life.
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This is the story of a young boy named Richard Tyler, who spouts statistics about the possibility of accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While riding his bike home, Richard finds shelter from a storm inside a nearby library. Richard slips and is knocked unconscious while exploring a rotunda in the library. Upon awakening, he is led on a journey through conflicts and events that resemble fictional stories, keeping him from finding the exit from the library. Written by
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During the scene in which the main characters first enter the cave/dragon's mouth, Adventure is overjoyed to find his sword. However, he never lost his sword in previous scenes. After Humpty Dumpty falls, you can see both Richard's glasses and Adventure's sword being carried by the pixies into the cave mouth. See more »
Welcome to the library, young man. Don't tell me. You're here for a special book.
Stop stop stop. Allow me to guess. I have a talent for guessing what people need. You're in need of a fantasy! Brave knights, mythical fairies, ferocious dragons!
Look, all I want is...
Adventure! Of course! You're a boy who loves adventure, brimming with wicked demons, cutthroat pirates.
No, no, that's not it.
Horror! Oh, horror! Evil demons, wicked monsters, haunted houses, graveyards. Yes, it's horror...
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Get away from the computer and read a book, gosh darn it!
"The Pagemaster" may have been the only really good movie that Macaulay Culkin ever did. Playing accident-obsessed youngster Richard Tyler, who goes to the library and gets transferred into a world of horror, fantasy and adventure, he makes the most of the role. Patrick Stewart (a pirate-like book named Adventure), Whoopi Goldberg (a fairy-like book named Fantasy) and Frank Welker (a maladroit book named Horror) show themselves to be as adept in these kinds of movies as they are in their normal roles, as does Christopher Lloyd (the librarian and the Pagemaster).
All in all, this movie really shows you how much there is to read. I think that my favorite scene was the whole Jekyll and Hyde sequence - although the dripping painting was also pretty impressive. A very well done movie. Also starring Ed Begley Jr., Mel Harris, and the voices of Leonard Nimoy, Dorian Harewood and Phil Hartman.
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