THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN / A Trip To The Past And Future! - 1962
Boy, this is one complicated story so I won't get very heavy into that, ah jus' lack dem purdy pitchers!.. Anyway, multi-talented Czech writer/director Karel Zeman enriches this version of Baron Munchausen with awesome visuals and a variation of the story by adding the future of space travel into it to compare the two different worlds....
We start in the future, a spaceship has left Earth on its way to the Moon...
The astronaut, Tommy, finds an old rocket that has crash-landed on the Moon, then he meets the famous dreamer, Baron Münchhausen, along with some other dreamers from the past, who are also there on the Moon!
The Baron takes Tommy back to a past time on Earth to show him what it was like to live back then. Looks like they are somewhere in India.
They do a lot of travelling around, and, there's usually some element of danger involved, which naturally makes for a lots more interesting watch.
There's a battle between two armadas with the Baron's ship caught in the middle. At the end of the destruction the Baron is satisfied even though his own ship was sunk, because, all the other ships were destroyed too! I'll be damned if that isn't the most awesome ship sailing there, wow!
So, the Baron, Tommy and the Baron's Princess are swallowed up by a giant fish. Inside, they meet other people living there as the fish heads for frozen territory.
In another scene, he hangs out with a giant Rok and has another wild and weird adventure.
This still is so darn beautiful..
A theme throughout the movie is the appearance of a sparkler, and when it does appear, there is great progress in the history of the world. The spark appears again while the Baron entertains old friends. So, the Baron causes the place to blow sky high, go figure! The bottom pic shows the castle coming apart just before it goes KA-BLOOIE!!
Tommy and the Princess shoot off into space wearing battle armor but the spark changes them into spacesuits with rockets on them!! The two head toward the Moon.
The Baron crashes down while sitting on his chair and rolls down a hill, he's back on the Moon!
It's a happy ending on the Moon, Tommy has his space ship and Princess gets a bouquet of flowers from the Baron... Wow, what a trip, catch this one when you get a chance. Tune in on Wednesday for more who in the Hell knows, here, at The Dungeon!!..