Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flash!

If you open the armrest console in my Dad's '92 Pontiac, you will most likely find these two things: a book on tape (probably Dennis Miller) and another tape of either Queen's Greatest Hits or the "Flash Gordon" soundtrack (also by Queen).

What I'm saying is, I listened to a lot of Queen growing up and lately have been feeling nostalgic, probably due to my friend Andrew rekindling his love affair with them and sending/talking about their rock ballads to me constantly. To which I responded by sending him the "Flash" theme song and realized it has been far far too long since I have seen this cinematic masterpiece.

Just in case you have never had the privilege of watching this timeless classic, here is a recap I pulled from IMDB (Warning: does not do the movie justice. The special effects are amazing.)

In this update of the 1930's comic strip, Flash is a football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr. Zarkov's rocketship along with beautiful Dale Arden. The threesome are drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, controlled by Ming the Merciless. Ming has been testing the Earth with unnatural disasters, and deeming it a threat to his rule, he plans to destroy it. He also intends to take Dale as his concubine. Flash must avoid the amorous attentions of Ming's daughter and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to rescue Dale and save our world.

Ming the Merciless! If I ever somehow acquire a pet or child, one guess what I'm naming that little guy. I also don't use the word "concubine" nearly as much as I should. Okay, so you're thinking what an awesome sounding movie, right. Now imagine all this nutty shit going down set to QUEEN.
And Flash himself? What a babe! Is it wrong that I am more attracted to the cartoon version of him than the real life one? Hate it when that happens. Like with Batman when he was Michael Keaton and not Christian Bale. Or Spiderman, because Tobey McGuire is great in "Wonderboys" and "Seabiscuit*" and shit, but do I want to boff him? Naw, I want to watch Sandra Bullock movies with him and confide in him like the sister I never had.   Would hit it with Pete Parker the cartoon though, in a minute.

Anywho, watch this video, it is uplifting, there's a great solo, and you will rock out. Hard.



*I have never seen this and don't know anyone who has.

2 comments:

  1. 1. I have seen the movie Seabiscuit.

    2. Queen also did the soundtrack to my personal favorite movie, "Highlander." Not just the theme song, mind you, the WHOLE SHEBANG.

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  2. I think I saw Seabiscuit. Sarah Jessica Parker starred, right?

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