Many movies have had popular bands write music for the entire movie (minus the score) and we have remembered them as classics. The most popular or talked about would probably be Highlander. A movie about a immortal man with long hair and amazing sword skills, surviving centuries and who has to battle a crazed immortal with safety pins in his neck. There can be only one. Music provided by Queen and it becomes a cult classic. I love this movie, but there’s another movie that Queen provided the music for that is swept under the rug and only talked about in close circles of friends.
I’m not ashamed to say that the 1980’s film Flash Gordon is one of my all time favorite sci-fi films ever. It can’t be put in the same category as Aliens, Star Wars, Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn, or Close Encounters of the Third Kind (only a fraction of my absolute faves), but it’s in a league of its own. For one thing this film has some seriously pimped out costumes! Watching this as a kid made be think that sci-fi was meant for GIRLS! Sparkly dresses, shiny shoes, little tiny CapriSun people running around with swords. COME ON! Did I mention there a race of ANGELS…okay, hawk people, but those girls with pink wings were heavenly!
So I want all you Flash Gordon lovers to come out of the closet, DAGNABIT! We have the right to like that movie. It’s good! It has MAX VON SIDOW…. seriously! TIMOTHY DALTON…. Yes! BRIAN BLESSED…you betchya! and the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF GUY (who I probably could have looked up his name on wiki but I liked typing that out). And for all you FlashGordonPhobes, just remember that mean people suck!
I lead the way fellow NerdGeeks! I LOVE FLASH GORDON AND RHYTHM GYMNASTICS! I LOVE BEASTMASTER AND RAINBOW BRITE! I LOVE SPACEHUNTER AND YO GABBA GABBA! I LOVE CONVERSE AND GLITTER, DOCTOR WHO AND GOOGLY EYES, STAR TREK AND QUILTING, JEANS AND SPARKLY HEELS, BIG HAIR AND BRIGHT LIPSTICK!
I love this movie so much for so many reasons. OH! Did I mention that there’s a Mongo vs. Flash Gordon football scene, a forced marriage with a black wedding dress & the bad guy gets stabbed…with a SPACESHIP?!?!?!?!
I’m so thankful that we can be ourselves. We werent made to hide away but to live a good life that glorifies God. I love you all… for you. Have a great week!