Friday, May 19, 2017

Cinema Cycle - The Last Starfighter



CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)


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DATE REVIEWED: 05/19/2017




FORMAT: BluRay


TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 42 minutes


DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 21.2 miles


TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6732.5 miles


SYNOPSIS: A teenager is recruited to fight an evil alien invasion on a far off planet.


CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Young boy fantasy, circa 1986.  Young men go off into space to shoot at things and blow things up.


PROS AND CONS:  In its day, not a bad film.  Part of the genre that launched Star Wars and other franchises.  Its early use of computer graphics is interesting.


This is not a film that was done on the cheap.  The production values are pretty high from the set design and technical aspects of the film that are not CGI (Computer Graphic Images).


The film benefits from the BluRay transfer which showed extreme sharpness and clarity on my flat screen monitor.  The surround sound didn’t hurt either.  All in all an enjoyable two hours revisiting my college years spent in bars pumping money into an Asteroids game.


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  


This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.