Many of us know Flash Gordon from the 1980 remake. Many of us can still remember the Queen score (Flash! Ah-ahhh!), and it was a really fun remake of the sci-fi classic. It didn’t do well at the box office, but it still has a strong fan following to this day. (It was even recently parodied in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted.)
Okay, so Machete Kills hasn’t been getting great reviews, at least one missive we’ve read used the term “out of gas” to describe it, but there was a point where Robert Rodriquez was actually a very clever, inventive director, and made good movies.
The first volume of the new Flash Gordon collection is a colorful treat for fans of the form.