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Old 08-22-2016, 02:13 PM
Blue Blistering Barnacle Blue Blistering Barnacle is offline
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Originally Posted by WordMan View Post
Oh yeah!

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Something like Buckaroo Banzai, too!
Yeah, I was thinking of Buckaroo, wondering if it was appropriate for this thread.

I really loved this movie. I recently re-watched it with my son. Yet I don't really know if it's genius, or stupid, or both.

The cheesiness of the production values and dialog contrasts with the caliber of the actors in a very interesting way. The weirdest part is how seriously the movie takes itself. It certainly has many layers. But also, the plot is actually a bit lame and the dialog is often wooden and expository.

For me, I think the big thrill is imagining a world where there could be a Buckaroo Banzai person, a comic book character in real life. (That's why I love lines like- hunter looks at comic book with his flashlight and says, "It's 'Buckaroo Banzai'; it's the latest issue.")

I'm guessing the actors either had a blast making that movie, or hated every minute.