Thursday, 31 January 2019
Earthsea is a 2004 TV mini series directed by Robert Lieberman, and starring Shawn Ahmore, Danny Glover and Isabella Rossellini. It was made into two parts and both episodes are feature film lengths. Based on the "Earthsea" novels by Ursula le Guin.
A young son of a blacksmith called Ged (Sparrowhawk) has magical leanings and wants to be a wizard. He encounters the mage, and finds that doing healing and learning about plants isn't all what he wants to do. He ends up seeking the school of wizardy on the Island of Roke to learn more. It's there that he dabbles with dark magic and unleashes a shadow creature who wants to consume and kill him. He has to leave Roke. Meanwhile, a ruthless king wants immortality and his mistress Kossil, also a prietstess, will do anything to help him get it. This means that the high priestess Thar has to be removed, so that Kossil takes position and gives the king ultimate power. However, nothing goes to plan when Thar chooses the kind Tenar to be her successor.
I rate this an 8/10.
Most awesome of all: the dragon!