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« on: January 29, 2007, 11:55:39 AM »

During the 80's, I was briefly exposed to this movie and it caused me no small amount of trauma.  I believe that I was about thirteen and my niece was watching the cartoon on television one night.  Needless to say, Rainbow Brite is to a teenage male like kryptonite is to Superman.  I watched about five minutes before fleeing the room screaming.

Spring comes to Rainbowland with lots of singing, butterflies, and Rainbow Brite and her friends waking up (and singing).  The heroine then climbs aboard Starlite to spread her star sprinkles across the Earth and end winter.  However, this year something is wrong with the star sprinkles.

A huge robotic horse lands on the planet and seeks out Rainbow Brite.  She must go to Spectra, the center of the universe - where all light comes from, and save the magic diamond that is its heart.  Unless she does, spring will never come.  What Rainbow Brite finds on Spectra is that the glitterbots, huge robots that can spit out rope and hypnotize people, are enslaving all the sprites and making them cover the planet with drab brown netting.  Sprites?  Oh, those are the little fuzzy things that look like car washing mittens with eyes and limbs.

Rainbow Brite and Starlite spend a lot of time running away from glitterbots when they first get to Spectra.  Luckily, the robot horse saves them every time.  Actually, the robot horse saves the day so many times during the movie that you wonder why Rainbow Brite was needed in the first place.  Just put a particle cannon on that horse and the bad guys (actually, bad girl) would have been defeated right away.

The reason for Spectra's decline is an evil redhead princess who wears all black.  She has a magic jewel that makes people slow down and fall over.  Can Rainbow Brite find some way to defeat the princess and restore life to the universe?

Everything in this movie has a lot of colors.  Starlite's mane is made of colored bands, all of the characters have multiple colors, and Rainbow Brite's belt shoots out rainbows, most often for her horse to run on as cute music plays.  I imagine that making someone drop LSD and then watch this film would be a horrifying experience for the unfortunate soul.  A horse running on a rainbow!  Glittering star sprinkles!  Robots that hypnotize people (and sprites) into zombies that knit a net to cover the heart of the universe!  Spring will never come and the flowers will die!  The colors!

Check that, this movie is pure nightmare fuel, even without the LSD.
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 12:48:07 PM »

Na I'll have to pass on that one.

No Rainbow Brite, Strawberry Shortcake, My little Pony,  or Care Bears for me.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 01:59:45 PM »

I don't know what it says about me but I actually watched all those as a kid.  Buggedout
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 05:40:20 PM »

Na I'll have to pass on that one.

No Rainbow Brite, Strawberry Shortcake, My little Pony,  or Care Bears for me.

Ah...so you're a Hello Kitty kind of guy, then?  TeddyR
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007, 05:46:31 PM »

Na I'll have to pass on that one.

No Rainbow Brite, Strawberry Shortcake, My little Pony,  or Care Bears for me.

Ah...so you're a Hello Kitty kind of guy, then?  TeddyR

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2007, 06:09:53 PM »

My six year old daughter would LOVE this!  I am often exposed to Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Princesses at my house.  We eat a lot of popsicles and straight spoonfuls of sugar too.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2007, 08:21:49 PM »

Back in the mid 80's, my sister used to watch this movie over and over and over again.
I remember my brother and I taking the tape out of the VCR and hiding it from her and she freaked.

She used to have all kinds of Rainbow Brite dolls and toys.
It's funny because my brother cut the tail off of Rainbow Brite's horse with a pair of scissors and I got blamed for it!

Awful, awful movie.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2007, 08:34:41 PM »

This movie is $#@! awesome.  I especially love how the wise old dude gives the boy something that will make him a powerful warrior .... a GUN!  BounceGiggle
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2007, 08:42:15 PM »

I have seen this movie too, and it is awful!!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2007, 08:57:53 PM »

This movie is $#@! awesome.  I especially love how the wise old dude gives the boy something that will make him a powerful warrior .... a GUN!  BounceGiggle

You forget that Rainbow Brite has to shoot rainbows into it first; then he can use it to blast enemies with laser beams (or whatever they are).
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2007, 09:47:48 PM »

You forget that Rainbow Brite has to shoot rainbows into it first; then he can use it to blast enemies with laser beams (or whatever they are).

I had forgotten that.   BounceGiggle I must acquire this movie and refresh my memory immediately!
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« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2007, 07:14:49 AM »

Oh my god I can't believe someone brought up this movie.My brother used to annoy the HELL! out of me watching this movie. He watched it almost every day for weeks, WEEKS. We got in to fights over this movie.
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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2007, 09:23:54 AM »

^Did your brother never hear of Transformers or He-man?
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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2007, 01:40:50 PM »

The thing I'm wondering Andrew is...
You seem pretty knowledgeable about this movie...like you actually sat down and watched it recently.
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2007, 01:54:16 PM »

    I remember when my daughter watched all these programs and she wanted all the toys that go along with them. Her room smelled like strawberries for years, from the Strawberry Shortcake toys.  Smile
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