The Witches - Nostalgia Critic

2020-ж., 21-окт.
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For it's 30th anniversary Nostalgia Critic looks over the twisted classic from Roald Dahl before it's rebooted like everything is. Let's take a look at 1990 dark fantasy comedy The Witches.
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The Witches is a 1990 dark fantasy comedy film directed by Nicolas Roeg, produced by Jim Henson and starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson, and Jasen Fisher, based on the 1983 book of the same name by Roald Dahl.
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    Channel AwesomeChannel AwesomeАй мурун
    • @itsmehotpocket hell yeah! Love them movies ❤️

      Ben MundayBen Munday23 күн мурун
    • You forgot to review Scary Godmother 2: Revenge of Jimmy.

      Jeffrey HerringtonJeffrey HerringtonАй мурун
    • @Snake Daemon Gaming yeah you're right

      Abby the foroocoonAbby the foroocoonАй мурун
    • @Abby the foroocoon i know, thats kinda the point lets face it mr bean as james bond was wonder what other combinations would be bad oh prime minister bean

      Snake Daemon GamingSnake Daemon GamingАй мурун
    • @Snake Daemon Gaming that's a bad combination 🤣

      Abby the foroocoonAbby the foroocoonАй мурун
  • Well Mr. Bean owns this hotel, so it makes sense that a group of evil witches would check in!

    jabuchananablejabuchananable16 саат мурун
  • This book and movie messed me up as a kid.

    MattSipkaMattSipka2 күн мурун
  • 19:10 Wait... it's *NOT* normal to have the hots for animated rodents? Well, there goes all my pictures of Gadget, Mrs. Brisby, and Freya Crescent.

    Prince_NocturnePrince_Nocturne3 күн мурун
  • This film was scarring to 6 year old me, my nan always had old time horrors playing on her TV when I visited, this being one of them (even though it's not technically classed as a horror). She was quite the film buff! She was also the reason I got into dinosaurs (and still love them to this day) after we watched Jurassic Park. Looking back now, I'm surprised she didn't put something more child-friendly on, but being as young as I was at the time, I never understood the plots, just remember the creepy imagery xD It's times like these that I miss my nan the most, where we'd watch old classics together.

    Kawaii-Potato-ChanKawaii-Potato-Chan4 күн мурун
  • Jesus! This whole movie should be an episode of DarkToons!

    SpiderSlayer 500SpiderSlayer 5006 күн мурун
  • Bruno's character in the book is hilariously stupid. He's so busy eating a sandwich a witch dropped that he hasn't even noticed he's a mouse. Literally, when the kid tells him, he's like "What do you mean? The fact that you're a mouse has nothing to do with me." Like it's not weird that they're the same size and the floor is inches away from his face, and then when the kid tells him he's a mouse he's like 'Why are you being so rude to me? I haven't been rude to you." And come to that, doesn't he remember those excruciating seconds when it was happening? What did he THINK that was about? The fur apparently feels like needles pricking out of your skin and shrinking feels like being squeezed down, and I haven't read that chapter in years, so I'm probably forgetting worse parts. It probably feels like far longer than it really is, but you'd think Bruno would at least notice that something had changed after that ordeal.

    Hannah Shribman-BrownHannah Shribman-Brown7 күн мурун
  • I just saw Rowan Atkinson and audibly squealed.

    White RabbitWhite Rabbit8 күн мурун
  • Can you please review the movie 'Clifford' with Martin Short?

    Alexander ColonAlexander Colon9 күн мурун
  • "Every child shall be rubbed out!" "Hey go back to looking like Morticia Addams and you can start with me :D ...The Good witch can help too, she kinda cute."

    AjohnymousAjohnymous9 күн мурун
  • 8:53 *Best Nightmare Full EVER!!!!* 🤣

    Trenton HamiltonTrenton Hamilton9 күн мурун
  • I like the movie ending better. As we’ve seen with the remake, the original ending doesn’t work. It means, in the end, the witches eventually win. Charlie at least got the damn elevator.

    saffie girlsaffie girl11 күн мурун
  • You joke but I’d watch the hell out of a Fawlty Towers with Rowen Atkinson as Basil Fawlty.

    Jeremy TungJeremy Tung11 күн мурун

    FalloutToonLink the Doom SlayerFalloutToonLink the Doom Slayer11 күн мурун
  • I watched this movie when I was little and I loved it. I wasn't even scared. But I was terrified of the movie, Aliens.

    FalloutToonLink the Doom SlayerFalloutToonLink the Doom Slayer11 күн мурун
  • 7:30 what were you about to say?

    Christopher CareyChristopher Carey11 күн мурун
    • @Christopher Carey I'm was mostly assuming. If you are pure enough to not understand why he refused to make a joke about some kids getting "rubbed out", i assumed that you were very young/innocent.

      Antti RuuskanenAntti Ruuskanen10 күн мурун
    • @Antti Ruuskanen I'm 31 years old. I'll be 32 in January.

      Christopher CareyChristopher Carey10 күн мурун
    • You know, maybe you are too young for these videos. Come back in another 5-10 years. Maybe then you will understand.

      Antti RuuskanenAntti Ruuskanen10 күн мурун
  • danm, i never use mail but i want those stsmps!!!

    Artem KashtanovArtem Kashtanov11 күн мурун
  • Not gonna lie; this movie scarred me when I first saw it as a kid! Not the whole movie but the scene where Bruno turns into a mouse. Not just cause he turns into a mouse but the visuals of when he's turning into a mouse! Beyond creepy!!

    lissybearx3lissybearx311 күн мурун
  • 18:08 what did i see too?

    Chizik 777Chizik 77711 күн мурун
  • I saw the witches in school for english class and it terrified me.

    Sean LastSean Last12 күн мурун
  • jokes on them, I'm ancient and I still look beautiful: I'm guessing these girls got the Malacath Skin treatment, sucks to be them. Hans, get these ladies some freakin' CRYOLITE, they look so unsavory and probably sweaty.

    Tirsiak IngolfTirsiak Ingolf13 күн мурун
  • That intro was awesome

    tdark987tdark98713 күн мурун
  • That intro hurts

    Capn DanpoolCapn Danpool13 күн мурун
  • Don't look now but there's a tom and jerry movie coming next year

    Leo ContoLeo Conto13 күн мурун
  • 15:18 look closely at the neck. You can see it looks like a mask being pressed on. Could just be me though

    ShiniDekuranShiniDekuran16 күн мурун
  • Jd

    Spider-Man Rocks Vlogs My LifeSpider-Man Rocks Vlogs My Life16 күн мурун
  • Suo

    Spider-Man Rocks Vlogs My LifeSpider-Man Rocks Vlogs My Life16 күн мурун
  • Lessons Learned: (1) Jim Henson was DARK! (2) Jim Henson + Roald Dahl= HOLY SH**! THIS IS AWESOME! :D

    CJ KillianCJ Killian16 күн мурун
  • A sequel about them hunting down witches could have been fun

    TheRichmasterTheRichmaster17 күн мурун
    • Since it wasn't a financial hope like they were hoping for, if any sequel was in sight, it was shut down. But that would be a pretty interesting plot.

      Kid KriticKid Kritic14 күн мурун
  • Fun fact one of the "male witches" is Michael Palin

    Lewis BarrettLewis Barrett17 күн мурун
  • This makes me sad and miss my grandma. But never seen thus movie.

    KarIgnishaYumiKarIgnishaYumi18 күн мурун
  • I remember watching this in class in grade 4 and it scared the absolutely shit out of me so bad that I hid behind a boy.

    Raelee BrunkaRaelee Brunka18 күн мурун
  • Me too never seen this moovy before ^ω^ ˚ω˚

    Natalya KaramzinaNatalya Karamzina18 күн мурун
  • i watched this as a kid but I thought the terrible, props or crappy fx was intentional

    AJ842919AJ84291919 күн мурун
  • God your right this movie is horrifying then the 2020 version

  • I think the puppets for the mice were pretty cool

    Aiden HartleyAiden Hartley19 күн мурун
  • I never seen the witches either

    DigitFilmsProductionsDigitFilmsProductions19 күн мурун
  • Pls do witches 2020

    Charlie MarshCharlie Marsh19 күн мурун
    • He did a doug reviews on it.

      Kid KriticKid Kritic14 күн мурун
  • °0°

    Sky Fox Studio FunniesSky Fox Studio Funnies19 күн мурун
  • Anelica Houston is royal in every scene, so beautiful

    fantasiazplatkamifantasiazplatkami19 күн мурун
  • Wait what did I see too?! I thought she was growing a Tumor of an eye out of her belly

    meaganmw1205meaganmw120520 күн мурун
  • Seen the 2020 Witches, gotta say I like the 90s version better. The 90s Witches are more threatening, uglier, and more memorable compared to the 2020 version.

    RazerRazer20 күн мурун
  • Your reviews are great I've been a fan since I was 8 years old

    The Introverts studioThe Introverts studio20 күн мурун
  • That intro is amazing

    Jennifer is my nameJennifer is my name20 күн мурун
  • Doug way back when, reviewing Rockadoodle: unsure what a furry is Doug by the time he reviews The Witches: Mentions Deviantart every time a conspicious red flag appears in a kids movie Ah, yes. Character Development.

    Thomas LamsonThomas Lamson20 күн мурун

    Maxim De BusschereMaxim De Busschere22 күн мурун
  • Will and Mary were joint sovereigns of Great Britain in the late 1600's.

    EnderZ13EnderZ1322 күн мурун
  • To be honest the elder hag is how a powerful witch would end up becoming in D&D. I will admit this would certainly scared a large amount of young children though.

    MoveSpammerGuy team7colorsMoveSpammerGuy team7colors22 күн мурун
  • 18:00 No, I don't.

    Jonathan GreenJonathan Green23 күн мурун
  • Literally shit my pants when i watched with my sister in 1997. I was scared go to bathroom at night for 6 month

    FruitNinjaBroFruitNinjaBro23 күн мурун
  • What could he not say?

    Lord DexLord Dex23 күн мурун
  • I wonder if he would give Matilda second chance especially given how he has changed as the nostalgia critic Like he did with Avatar

    Henry MockingbirdHenry Mockingbird23 күн мурун
  • "I have something here I think you'll like..." *pulls a live snake out of her purse* What the reaction of a boy that age in actual real life would have been: "WOW COOL! THANKS LADY!"

    Surma WolfsoulSurma Wolfsoul24 күн мурун
  • It’s awesome to watch an NC review that doesn’t start out with a skit

    Matthew MertensMatthew Mertens24 күн мурун
  • A true Classic

    jugghead82jugghead8224 күн мурун
  • It always confused me that when Luke got stepped on he barely even reacted, but when the first witch to get turned into a mouse got stepped on, she immediately went splat. Am I alone on this?

    Dean SouzaDean Souza25 күн мурун
  • I remember watching this at school and hearing kids cry.

    Collect&Make MoviesCollect&Make Movies25 күн мурун
  • Gremlins is also PG. . . . . . . . so was Poltergeist . . but then again, that was before PG 13 existed and is part of the reason why we have PG 13 today. . .

    IcedFateIcedFate26 күн мурун
  • I enjoyed the light hearted review! This movie is a classic. The charity shout out at the end was what made me subscribe :)

    Alexandra MatthewsAlexandra Matthews26 күн мурун
  • Can we all agree that NC ignored her talent when telling the tale? Also the author's, anti-Semitism. I would talk about the way he treats intelligent women? Ya know, any woman who challenges is evil..unless you are a passive grandma. No threat

    Karin BrownKarin Brown26 күн мурун
  • On the Critic's channel - 303 964 views 15K likes On the channel with Russian voice acting - 110 728 views 11K likes It's funny how the Critic organically blended into the ru segment)

    jedayrubeljedayrubel26 күн мурун
  • Love the review. LOVE IT. But...strangely enough, I also really enjoy your comercials. If only all commercials were so entertaining.

    Chad BradleyChad Bradley26 күн мурун
  • The scene where she took her faces off was forever ever burned into my brain as a child.

    It’s Just Your AspergersIt’s Just Your Aspergers26 күн мурун
  • 19:10 Oh you don't need to be a rodent to have the hots for her :P

    PikaLink91PikaLink9126 күн мурун
  • 16:42 Oh is that all? Live mice? I should start using that at home then.

    PikaLink91PikaLink9126 күн мурун
  • 5:55 Starring Mr. Bean?? Who is Rowan Atkinson?

    PikaLink91PikaLink9126 күн мурун
  • While I like the film as a general, Roald Dahl was incredibly anti-semitic and the language used to describe the witches in the book are such anti-semitic dog whistles, it's shocking when you realise it. I know I can't unsee it

    SelinaSelina26 күн мурун
  • 😂 🤣 loved the opening

    lunarrainbow2501lunarrainbow250127 күн мурун
  • I loved this movie as a kid

    The_BookOf_ JoelThe_BookOf_ Joel27 күн мурун
  • I'm gonna be honest, I'm 35 and these camera angles are the thing freaking me out. Like the sheer wrong-ness of them and how fast everything is, it's just unnerving to look at.

    AkuTenshiiZeroAkuTenshiiZero27 күн мурун
  • Ah wonderful the perfect place to ask this question... is anyone looking forward to the Anne Hathaway 2020 witches movie?

    pyromaniacpyromaniac27 күн мурун
  • 18:04 Saw what? What am I suppose to see?

    P.Z. ArnottP.Z. Arnott27 күн мурун
  • Oh this review made me laugh out loud real good. I needed that today!

    BottaBotta27 күн мурун
  • I like the Reboot of The Witches

    Denise HintonDenise Hinton27 күн мурун
  • Saw this when I was 5 it wasn't scary it is cool but not scary.

    Heero YuyHeero Yuy28 күн мурун
  • This movie maybe, maybe, the catalyst for my reason to hate kids. I'm 33, male, got a vasectomy when I was 25 and absolutely hate children with a dire passion. I cannot be around them going so far as to avoid whole stores when I see then cliche mom cart her 5 children into a store... If that's the case I thank this movie. Children are not our future, I am not being sarcastic, stop having kids. Just stop. Stop new game + 'ing your kids.

    MidnightSundownsMidnightSundowns28 күн мурун
  • 14:40 the irony is rats have no gag reflex

    MemerroniMemerroni28 күн мурун
  • *Based on a True Story if you are from India because they believe rodents are people too but wait Roald Dahl isn't from there so I guess it can't be based on a true story but I think he is from Europe which is the Contenant so screw you!*

    MemerroniMemerroni28 күн мурун
  • @Channel Awesome From 7:52 that sounded like someone’s eyes lasering someone to death. To 9:08 Tables?! Witches natural enemy. You really make me laugh. Lol

    Noah HarrisNoah Harris28 күн мурун
  • Roald Dahl in a nutshell: Screw your bedtime, your pants need a little more shit in them! P.S. I read Roald Dahl’s autobiography, ‘Boy’ and you’d think “finally, something that isn’t an R-Rated children’s book!” Wrong! He described in agonizing detail how evil teachers used to be (trust me, just read it!), the time he got his tonsils out using ww1 technology, the time he got his nose sliced off in a car crash, or the injuries he suffered in a ww2 plane crash! (Jesus Christ, this guy is evil!)

    Tom BennettTom Bennett28 күн мурун
  • The pulling off the faces scene truly scarred me as a child

    mochiisyum123mochiisyum12329 күн мурун
  • This was one of the movies where I loved it as a child but recently watched it and was like..... it’s not that great. Angelica Huston is iconic in it though

    John OlmosJohn Olmos29 күн мурун
  • Who else just waits for hallowe’en to end and watch all the hallowe’en stuff

    Aggressive eggAggressive egg29 күн мурун
  • I don’t want cockaleekie, I don’t like cockaleekie, I like cress! 😂🤣

    HayHay AwesomegalHayHay Awesomegal29 күн мурун
  • 6:51 So witches look like the birds from dark crystal humanized and cancer patients with a bad dental plan, good to know?

    Gaming GoofGaming GoofАй мурун
  • I remember this movie. I honestly didn't find it so much scary as I did fucked up. I mean turning people into rats to eat them?

    Gaming GoofGaming GoofАй мурун
  • Me and my sister watched this together... That didn't end well...

    Fire Flower BrosFire Flower BrosАй мурун
  • Apparently their was a bald cap shortage in England so they used bald headed men. Off putting, I know.

    Sean PultzSean PultzАй мурун
  • God, I remember seeing this back in, like, fourth grade. We watched it in class and it scared the absolute shit out of me. Didn't know who Roald Dahl was then, never read any of his books, and had only ever seen _Willie Wonka_ (which I loved, but they apparently took liberties with that version), but after this I didn't _want_ to know; all I wanted was to forget...I was much happier then... Although, I remember the ending still had him as a mouse, and he and his grandmother had built him contraptions to get around their house with. I guess that was the original ending. I assume Americans demanding something less bittersweet.

    Redwood RogersRedwood RogersАй мурун
  • Thx for the nightmarish memories

    Cesar CastilloCesar CastilloАй мурун
  • This movie gave me nightmares for years

    Victor KempeVictor KempeАй мурун
  • Why Jim Henson? He Died On That Year This Came Out

    Mike GMike GАй мурун
    • Cause it was filmed in the late 80’s probably in 1988 or 89

      Matthew's Random stuffMatthew's Random stuff3 күн мурун
  • 19:12 you always had it.

    Synderth MCSynderth MCАй мурун
  • Best intro yet?

    Dual MoonDual MoonАй мурун
  • I’ve never been a fan of The Witches movie. I only recently saw it as an adult a few months ago and I can’t stand the little kid. I find him so annoying and obnoxious. So yeah... I actually look forward to the remake. I’m a big Anne Hathaway fan. She’s awesome! So, this is one of the few remakes I’m looking forward to seeing. I haven’t started watching the video. But, I’m not a fan of that annoying twerp. So I won’t mind you insulting him. I’m actually looking forward to hearing you hate on him for 22 minutes.

    ɴɪɴᴀ3491ɴɪɴᴀ3491Ай мурун
  • I never thought of this as scary, just grotesque and unsettling. And watching it now, my viewing experience is helped immensely when Luke becomes a mouse. His acting makes the kids in live action dumbo look like professionals

    Thrackerzod the fandom nerdThrackerzod the fandom nerdАй мурун
  • 2020 Witches BAD! AWESOME! Disgusting!

    Пан СержикПан СержикАй мурун
  • I heard Roald Dahl thought this movie was too dark.

    Goth NerdGoth NerdАй мурун
  • This movie ruined my childhood

    E AE AАй мурун
  • 5:00 Me; Imma thinking you're a witch Imma just..... Mind; Ok dude get dirty, get dirty. Me; I like looking upskirt Mind; THAT'S TOO DIRTY! Me; *DESPERATE TIMES CALL FOR DESPERATE MEASURES!*

    The Jacks HammerThe Jacks HammerАй мурун