I like watching movies, but lately Hollywood has been shitting on me. 2012? seriously? That boring ass Paranormal Activity… trash. G.I. Joe? That movie raped the shit out of the awesome that was the Real American Hero. Transformers 2… fucking crappy fx porn with a goat ass story thrown in. A planned remake of the Karate Kid? With Will Smith’s kid as Daniel-son… fucking garbage.
Outside of Zombieland, I have been super pissed after leaving the movies this year. So, I have been watching movies from back in the day that I remember loving. Some of them didn’t stand up to the test of time and I wanted to boot myself in the face for liking it back then (uuuggghhh pure fucking garbage). Then there where the “classics”. The movies that are still great and have aged quite well. Movies like The Dirty Dozen, Gremlins , Jaws, Drunken Master, just to name a few, have remained fantastic examples of badassedness. They never get old, and I can always watch them.
Anyways, I was thinking about some great movies from back in the day, and Flash Gordon poped into my head. I had not seen it in years and years. As I thought about it, all I really could remember was the main Flash Gordon theme song (penned by the mighty Queen). So, I found a copy and watched the movie. It was fantastic! The movie captures the camp and tone of the original serial comic strip perfectly. Hell, it’s got Timothy Dalton AND Brian Blessed in it!
Did I mention Queen did the soundtrack?!? The music for Flash Gordon rocks pretty fucking hard. Like make you want to get hyped up and fly a jet speeder into battle with winged warriors and attack a War Rocket manned by space warriors. YES!
In my humble opinion, of all the bullshit they pick to rape for more money with little effort “remake” I hope they leave this movie alone (which they probbably will…). This one is good as is.
Find this one at your local video store, or Netflix it. Get you some purple, some popcorn and a few friends and have a great time watching a classic fucking movie.