Originally Posted by Hypno-Toad
They totally stole that rocket footage from all those 50's sci-fi b-movies.
True. But they introduced the concept, and then threw it away. The bad guys secret weapon has no effect, and the good guys secret weapon wins the war. Very bad writing.
And did you notice how the scientists on the bad guys side are all conflicted? One slows up their atomic bomb secret weapon program and the other becomes a good guy in the sequel.
But I did like the comic release sequence where the high official of the bad guys flies to the good guys side, under their noses.