The Ash Lad: In Search of the Golden Castle


Adventure / Family / Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 50%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 50%
IMDb Rating 6.3/10 10 1585 1.6K
930.6 MB
Norwegian 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 41 min
Seeds 23

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by chadriche 7 / 10

Good old fashion movie making.

I started watching this movie, thinking that , ok, this is not a Hollywood production. It WAS however, a very good story. I like the way it is from, i think, Norway, so it is dubbed in English when i watched it. Still found it very well paced and interesting. Relaxing and peaceful. No gore or cursing as far as i can remember. Yes, it may not have all kinds of special effects and gore, but i find it a good movie to watch, whenever i catch it on my tv. Intersting story, beautiful scenery and for me, a look at a whole other country that i have never been to in my life. Well told and great story, at least from my point of view.

Reviewed by ravenclaw_girlrules 8 / 10

Make a third one

I love these movies so much. I'm literally 23 years old but these movies feel timeless to me. The dub is so bad for some characters but it's genuinely so wholesome and enjoyable. I'm so glad Espen got with the princess at the end. The scenery of these movies is so beautiful. We simply don't have landscapes like that in the U.S.

Reviewed by deanocware 7 / 10

What Fantasy Used To Be

If you ever find yourself longing for what fantasy used to be then do yourself a favor and watch the Ash Lad series. Unlike a lot of the fantasy today that emphasizes the dark and the horrific this series is fun, wholesome, adventurous and clean. The special effects well done and traditional in the vein of movies such as labyrinth and the never ending story. The settings are quite beautiful and in some instances breathtaking and I am sure account for a majority of whatever budget they have to make these films as they do not cut corners with the beautiful locations they film in. But the best thing about the series by far are the main characters Espen and Kristin. In one of my favorite scenes Kristen ask Espen why he is always so optimistic and he simply smiles and says because I have faith - you should try it sometimes. In this particular film they both set out to find a golden castle and a fountain containing the water of life in order to revive Kristin's parents, the king and queen, who have been poisoned and to save Espen's brothers who have been falsely accused. Along the way they are both helped and hindered by many fantastic characters and creatures of lore and fairytale. Not to mention a few useful items that Espen has a tendency of just picking up!

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