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An overlooked classic....
on 24 April 2006
This movie is probably one of the few fantasy animations that appeals more to adults than to children. the story follows the adventures of a village survivor who is on his way to escape the impending destruction an evil sorceror is causing by pushing icebergs south into human lands. Commanding a legion of sub-humans and tutored by his witch mother, Lord Necron makes his final assault on Fire Keep, a fortress of lava governed by a just king. the story picks up pace right there where King Jerod's beautiful daughter gets kidnapped and ends up with the survivor, trying to escape.
The film sports some truly unique charachters, including an interesting exploration of mother-son relationships with Necron and Julianna. The animation is fantastic... wonderfully gloomy and pensive. do not expect to see anything fluffy, happy, funny, or sing along... expect however, adult oriented dialogue, violent battles, blatant sexual undertones, and some mildly scary moments. the movie is wonderfully recollective of classics such as "Clash of the Titans", "Journey to Hell", and other seventies fantasy flicks.
this movie is definetly not for young children, i saw it when i was around nine and i was really surprised that it involved no flying carpets or singing crabs. luckily i'm into non traditinal animation and i absoloutly fell in love with it. BUY IT!