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INTENSE TO THE MAX!
on September 16, 2015
This movie laid the groundwork for all the warped and far fetched movies like Back To The Future, Weird Science, Pulp Fiction and Hot Tub Time Machine et al to follow. Yet, there's such a tone of seriousness and great dialog in this movie, it stands out on it's own to this day. Bordering on a John Hughes coming of age romp, to an almost Herzog or Wenders thought provoking diatribe of purpose and place. I think 'Monkee Man' Mike Nesmith somehow kept Alex Cox in a more focused line for this film, though it's somewhat hard to tell. And performances by Stanton, Tracey Walter, Sy Richardson, et al really keep it on the ground (even when things go up in the air!) Criterion did a great job with the packaging and bonus materials as well. All one needs to know about this film, the neutron bomb, and Harry Dean Stanton (Not sure which is worse on learning with those two? LOL) Some say it's just a punk rock film, others say sci-fi, and many just say juvenile fantasy. It's all that, and more. in a word, it's 'precedence'.