Ahhh, the eighties, a beautiful decade that yielded many great movies, and this is one of them. I have seen it a long time ago and since then, it had a special place in my heart. The Last Starfighter in many ways transcends its script and creates a universe of its own; that’s something that only the movies from the eighties could do. Back then they had a knack for creating that special vibe in the movie that makes you love it and remember it all your life (Goonies, Back to the Future, The Flight of the Navigator…). They showed ordinary kids, with ordinary problems, but then something happens and somehow they matter and change their life around, giving children hope and something to dream about. Nowadays everything is predetermined and you already have all these abilities, so you do not have to work or practice. You are just fucking born with it and things will pick up…

Alex Rogan lives in a trailer park with his mother and spends most of his days playing video game Starfighter, living a quite boring and dull life (although he has a quite hot girlfriend). He dreams about leaving the park and living a more filled and interesting life… When he breaks the record of the game he will be visited by a strange man called Centauri offering him a chance to join something that he could never imagine. The rest of this great movie is waiting for you, so check it out. It is one of the first movies to use CGI, and although it has been almost thirty years the effects are still okay (compared to some low-budget productions nowadays). There are many elements of this movie that make it so great, hope, characters, plot and the notion that playing games is very important. Enjoy this classic adventure and science fiction flick of the eighties…

Director: Nick Castle

Cast: Lance Guest, Dan O’Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Preston, Norman Snow, Barbara Bosson

Fun Facts: The “Star Car” that Centauri drives is based on the DeLorean automobile, including its gull wing doors and its stainless steel construction(you can remember it  from Back To The Future)

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087597/

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