‘The Last Starfighter’ (1984) is discussed on ‘For the Love of Movies’ podcast

Haven’t promoted one of these episodes in a while.

In this most recent episode, Frank Posillico and I chat about this classic science fiction film. I say it’s a fun family-friendly adventure. Frank… no so much.

It’s difficult when a film becomes so dated. The special effects here, while perhaps daring and an attempt at being ahead of their time, don’t really hold up, I think the story does. It’s a fun film. It’s a sweet film. It also has a few clever concepts.

I’d actually love to see them do a reboot or (most especially) a Tron-like sequel thing that brings the story up to date. It’s ripe for it, more than most of the films they choose to remake.

What do you think?

 

One Comment

  1. Personally, I find this movie absolutely fantastic! I had the opportunity to interview Craig Safan who composed the music for The Last Starfighter and he was great to have on my show. You can find that on soundtrackalley.net; soundtrackalley.podbean.com at episode 11 and Itunes. Please check it out, the score is fantastic and needs to be included in one of the best sci-fi scores of all time! You can quote me on that.
    Also you can follow me on twitter @RandallAndrews1; Facebook at Soundtrack Alley; and on my blog at soundtrackalley.net. Please check out my podcast Soundtrack Alley!

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