Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cinema Cycle - Flash Gordon


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

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DATE REVIEWED: 05/30/2017

TITLE: Flash Gordon

FORMAT: BluRay

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 52 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 22.8 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6815.7 miles

SYNOPSIS: A football quarterback a travel agent and a mad scientist team up to save the world from a universal warlord.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Comic books come to life, but not with all the brooding and backstory that we have today.  This is fun comics with a sinister edge.

PROS AND CONS:  It has been years since I have seen this and if you haven’t seen it recently (or at all) look at it on a really good television and sound system.  It is a whole lot better than I remembered it.

The production design of the planet Mongo and its moons, along with soundtrack by Queen and Max Von Sydow’s over the top portrayal of Ming the Merciless are all just huge amounts of cinema candy that you munch away on.

One of the things that is surprising about this film is just how much ‘implied’ gore is in it.  Even though it is just a comic book set to cinema, there is a real sense of dread in the film that this Ming guy is not a nice fellow.


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.