In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father who disappeared when he found ... See full summary »
Michael D. Roberts
A video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering The Last Starfighter video game only to find out it was just a test.He was recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.
Three women make an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease, but are captured by dictator Overdog. Adventurer Wolff goes there to rescue them and meets Niki, the only ... See full summary »
This is a quintessential 80s film, but for unusual reasons. One is the nostalgia. The dramatic nostalgia of Blade Runner is taken to melodramatic extremes here. Some cues: the band's manager's zoot suit; the Renaissance diversity of the Irregulars; the emphasis on Science (as in, "She Blinded Me With -- ". These are the boy geniuses who fought the Kaiser and the Boy Allies who thwarted the Nazis. So the concept is charmingly nostalgic. But the quality of acting is undeniable, not only because there are so many non-diva working actors, but because you can tell each one is making an earnest effort. Sometimes, when you watch a crummy movie, you can tell the actors knew from Week One that this little dog would be best left off the resume. Not with this movie! Everyone made an earnest effort that was not too over-the-top. The purely 80s aspects -- skinny neckties, proto-geekiness, fascination with Japanese culture, retro-modernity -- are delicious to some of us who lived through it, but possibly baffling to others. But if you speak the language, it's pure poetry.
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