The Last Starfighter
When Alex conquers the Starfighter video game, he is recruited to be part of an elite legion of fighters and battle for the beleaguered Star League and hundreds of worldsincluding Earth.
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Lighthearted space adventure has a fun '80s feel.
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Fresh: One of the few successful Spielberg clones, administering the usual routine of aliens and mouth-agape wonder with friendly determination and a perfect, just perfect, game boy screenwriting hook.
- Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
I really don't care if this is a so-called rip off of Star Wars, it's too amazing and fun to be just as simple as that. This really takes the generation's mindset of the time, hoping to see what space and adventure had to offer. It has a very fun story, great acting and characters, and enough early oddball cgi to keep anyone entertained and intrigued. I just find this to have some of the best qualities that both Sci-Fi and Fantasy have to offer.
- ythelastman89, Thursday, July 1, 2010
If this is a poor man's Star Wars I'm proud to call myself a poor man.
- SirPant, Monday, September 21, 2009
Hmmm even when this came out it was a poor mans Star Wars and even a poor mans Battlestar Gallactica. Sure it was for kids but it was pretty lame stuff, the effects were crap back then and terrible now, the aliens were all unoriginal much like the starships and plot (very much like Tron) and it was so cliched and predictable...even then. Jumping on the Star Wars, BSG bandwagon Im afraid.
- phubbs1, Tuesday, February 10, 2009