The Adventures of Whom?

December 27, 2016

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Here is an out-of-order movie retrospective. Comet TV has recently been playing a 1984 Scifi movie called “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension.” This is a good, fun movie. I’m relieved there is a Scifi movie out there that is willing to explore the concepts of higher-order dimensions. Or at least parallel universes.

This is not “Sliders”. This is not “Third Rock From The Sun”. This is not “Robocop”. This is… different. It stars the always excellent Peter Weller and one of the wildest turns from John Lithgow I have ever seen. This may very well have been the prototype for his character on “Third Rock From The Sun”.

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As with many Scifi movies from the 80s, the special effects hold up rather well.

Highly recommended.

 

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