I know, I know… not what you were expecting. If you have been reading the last few day Flash Gordon certainly wasn’t something you expected from me. Let me just say this… Max Von Sydow… Plus music by Queen. Is the plot silly, YES. Are the special effects awful, YES! Is it in fact one of the greatest Superhero movies ever, Absolutely YES!
Just watching the trailer makes you want to indulge in this horribly awesome movie. It campy, and predictable some of the acting is, I think, intentionally bad. Max Von Sydow was simply amazing though, playing the perfect evil stereotype villain. There is just something about perfectly nailing a stereotype that makes me laugh. If you look below at the original movie poster you can see who the real star of the film is…
If you click that poster… It will take you to another post I did a few years ago. I scoured the net looking for a legit type place to link for people to watch this movie. If you search you can find somewhere, sadly Neither Hulu, Netflix, or Amazon had it to rent. Amazon had it to buy at $9.99 which to me is money well spent, for you though… Hard to say. I own it and watch it every year or so. Santa brought it on Blu-Ray for me last year, along with another movie which you will find out when I get to “L”
Favorite Quote – Ming the Merciless – ” Klytus! Are your men on the right pills? Maybe you should execute their trainer! ”
Have a favorite that starts with the letter “F”? Post it in the comments. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Maybe the “Frighteners”, or perhaps “Father of the Bride” Which is simply amazing by the way… Watch that. 🙂
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