|I loved The Last Starfigher in 1984|
When I was a kid, I'd refer to movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark and TRON as "boy movies." I typically skipped these films. I believed they were of no use to me. To this day, I have no interest in films like The Avengers or Men In Black.
One "boy movie" I did enjoy however, was The Last Starfighter. This classic scifi film hit theaters in 1984 and focused around a teen ... Hang on, check it. I love how movie "teens" in the '80s looked so much older than today's movie"teens" -- what's up with that? Like Kevin Bacon was 26 when he played a senior in Footloose that same year!
Anyway, The Last Starfighter focused on a Alex Rogan (Lance Guest), a teen living in a trailer park. He's like the Starfighter video gaming champion -- spending hours defending The Frontier. He's recruited by an alien to bring his video gaming skills into another dimension sorta thing. You know when real life crosses over into video game world. I forget the rest, but it was a pretty cool movie, for a "boy movie."
I wonder if any of you remember it? Of course I probably enjoyed it because back in 1984 I was all about Atari and Lance Guest was rather easy on the eyes--even for a 12-year-old girl.
Here's The Last Starfighter theatrical trailer to spark your memory.