Tim Curry always looks better in heavy make-up. Remember? This time he's muscle bound with a well burnt tan. Don't let that cloven hoof fool you, he's really a fun guy. Ridley Scott creates a visually stunning fairy tale from a thin story about good and evil.

The newcomer with a lovely smile is Tom Cruise playing Jack O' Lantern, flexing his thighs, and defying danger to save the world (Obviously a prelude to Top Gun). Unfortunately, this picture didn't seem to captivate audiences. There's no accounting for taste. It's a good thing Peter Pan's a century old.

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