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Lord Zedds Reviews

THE LAST STARFIGHTER (1984)
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Directed By:
Nick Castle

Starring:
Lance Guest, Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Preston and Norman Snow

Rated PG
Genre: Sci-Fi
Format Used: Blockbuster DVD
Contains: Mild Language, Graphic Violence, Brief nudity

THE PLOT:

Alex Rogan was just a normal teen living in a normal trailer park with his normal brother and normal friends. Until the day he beat the hottest game, the game nobody could win. STARFIGHTER, then things for Alex got less normal when he discovers that it was a test to find pilots for a real Starfighter to stop an alien force out to conquer the galaxy.

Thinking this is way over his head Alex turns down the honor of the job of Starfighter and was taken back to Earth, while he was gone, Xur and his allies attacked and wiped out all the pilots. But one, Alex. Alex can't go home for he is wanted by the Korans and hunted by Bounty Hunters and as the only Starfighter left has to find a way to save the Universe all alone.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

This movie is a milestone in movies. It was the first movie to use mostly CG animation for the effects, it wasn't that long after Tron who was the first. The story works, the characters and the cast work. But I think the graphics look kind of video game-ish to me. But being a first attempt I give credit for trying. 9 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

The story works, the characters work and I agree with the CG issues and also agree that it is a early attempt and we've come so far since then that it seems so crude. But I do have a special place for this movie in my heart and also give it 9 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ STORY (The story works.)
+ CREATURE EFFECTS (Were amazing.)
+ CAST (The cast does a great job.)
+ CHARACTERS (Very likable)
+ EFFECTS (For the time, very good.)

...AND FINALLY...

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- CG (Good for the time but still kind of video Gamish for us.)

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