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Fresh: The film literally explodes with a festival of colors and opulent costume design. It lends the movie a majestic spilled-cocaine imprint that's unmistakable and urges the film into distinctive areas of presentation George Lucas could never follow
- Brian Orndorf, DVDTalk.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: I'm guessing nine out of ten people would rather watch the bearded, barrel-shaped Blessed--strapped to giant wings--bellow, 'Impetuous boy! Oh well, who wants to live forever? Diiiive!' than watch Olivier deliver 'To be or not to be...' Blu-ray]
- Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews, Friday, July 30, 2010
I saw this a year ago while drunk out of my mind at Sacramento's hallowed Trash Film Orgy and had a great time, but seeing it again for the second time (and again on the big screen!) was a pleasant surprise. Flash Gordon is fun even if you're not fucked up! Though its cheap, sluggish action rarely does it any favors, even in light of its hyperdrive camp sensibilities, the movie actually has a great sense of humor and you quickly get the feeling that your laughter is both at it and with it. This is a ridiculously tricky balance to pull off but Flash Gordon epitomizes it. It's a fun little movie, not to be too deeply analyzed, but appreciated for its multitude of bizarre moments, its shockingly inept and hilariously poorly interpreted lead performance, and its bitchin' Queen soundtrack. The 1980s were a cruel time, but sometimes they were good to us.
- ceWEBrity, Saturday, September 11, 2010
It is very funny, a classic Movie based upon Comic and yet didnt really entertained me only the good old Flash Gordon Cartoons.
- ScoopOnline, Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Why would I bash something I have enjoyed this much? no matter how ridiculous and bad it is I found it hysterical. who would have thought that Mr. Mike "Get Carter" Hodges would go for campy fun? and Queen in the soundtrack just adds more laughs and nostalgia to this quirky and deliriously kitsch production by megalomaniac producer Dino De Laurentiis.
- pier007, Thursday, May 21, 2009