A little back ground. I remember watching the movie as a kid. I have nothing but fond memories of the movie and the theme song by Queen. I remember wanting to be a hawkman so bad. I wanted my daughter to experience these things.
So, how does a six year old little girl respond to a movie that is about thirty years older than her. She was skeptical at first. It took her a half an hour to get into it, but once Ming the Merciless shows up, she was sold. By the end she was laughing and cheering. She also loved Voultan.
As an adult with several years since my last viewing, I think the movie is as much fun as ever. The script isn't horrible and it is hidden under a lot of camp. Although Aura is now 56 years old, I have a complete crush on her. I still enjoy the movie to this day and would likely sit through it again if my six year old wanted to watch it again and/or her sister wants to refresh her memory of it.
It was a bonding moment and anytime she sees that movie in the future, she will remember waking up early one morning and watching it with me while everyone else is asleep. The movie goes up in my esteem for this reason alone.