The Last Starfighter

1984

Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi

75
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 77%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 36

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Wil Wheaton as Louis' Friend
Catherine Mary Stewart as Maggie Gordon
Suzanne Snyder as Cheerleader
1080p.BLU
1.44 GB
1920*800
English
PG
23.976 fps
1 hr 41 min
P/S 5/28

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by arthurclay 10 / 10

Cool really cool

Another film from my youth and fabulous. A kid from a trailer park is recruited to fight in an intergalactic battle against an evil madman and his unstoppable armada in a star fight to the death. And he doesn't want the job. I really got into this one it's totally enjoyable. There is a lot of humor and action mixed quite well. Robert Preston is like butter he's good no matter what. He delivers the quips and jokes with just the right amount of wit and energy. And he warms your heart. I miss that guy I was very sorry to find out he had passed on. I remember him from many films like Beau Geste and the Music Man. I simply cherish this film and many other people do too.

Reviewed by seanboud 10 / 10

Fantastic Sci-Fi Movie that captures the spirit of 80's Cinema

The story is simple and has probably been retold in every heroic setting possible. It's also a bit of wish fulfillment for those of us that grew up pumping quarters into arcade video games.

In my opinion the acting is above average for a movie like this. It is much helped by veteran actors Robert Preston and Dan O'Herlihy. Lance Guest does a great turn as Alex as well.

The effects were not appreciated at the time, I think, but hold up fairly well. They were drawn on that Holy Grail of computers to us children of the 80's; a Kray Supercomputer.

The score is well done, the humor timed well and the overall good feeling I get from watching it never fades. You can't go wrong with this gem.

Reviewed by davehawk-1 8 / 10

Its not the plot or effects, its the characters that work...

None of the other reviews of this film (at least those that I have seen) understand what makes this movie so wonderful. This is one of the few movies I can recall that treat teenagers with some respect, instead of as cartoon characters. Alex has the same kinds of dreams and problems we all had at the age of 18, but he really does try to do the right thing, even when it goes against his desires. The film does not show the generation gap as a battlefield, but as a fact of life that Alex has to live with, and not one that is entirely negative.

This film is totally driven by the characters. The plot, and even the CGI, while groundbreaking for the day, are not the real magic here. It is the characters.

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