Sunday, April 2, 2017
Alex's #95: The Golden Child
The above tagline is perfect for Eddie Murphy...in the '80s. This movie was directed by Michael Ritchie and starred Eddie Murphy, Charles Dance, Victor Wong, and Randall Cobb! If there's an ultimate '80s movie mix, this will definitely be in there. Eddie Murphy was the hero of the '80s, without him it would've been a very not so funny decade.
In this movie you have Eddie Murphy who is deemed the chosen one. He is tasked in trying to find and rescue a young child who is called "The Golden Child." This young child also possesses these mystical powers. The child gets kidnapped by this evil sorcerer played by Charles Dance, whose main purpose is to kill the child and have the world overruled by pure evil. Typical.
What I loved about this movie and stood out to me was the comedic performance from Eddie Murphy. I don't think it was one of his best performances, but it's definitely up there. I honestly can't think of anyone else who could make you laugh and enjoy this flick as much as Eddie did.
I feel the story flows without you getting bored or wondering when it's going to be over with. It's an interesting story with some good scenes of comedy and action combined. It has the fantasy feel and throws in a little bit of romance. If you like short movies, this one is a little over an hour and a half.