The Last Starfighter (1984)

The Last Starfighter (1984)

Released: 1984
Genre: Action, Adventure, Genre, Sci-Fi
Director: Nick Castle
Starring: Kay E. Kuter, Robert Preston, Lance Guest, ,
Run time: 101 min
IMDb: 6.7/10
Country: USA
Views: 174999

Synopsis

Storyline:
Alex Rogan lives in a trailer court where his mother is manager and everyone is like a big extended family. He beats the Starfighter video game to the applause of everyone in the court and later that day finds he has been turned down for a student loan for college. Depressed, he meets Centauri, who introduces himself as a person from the company that made the game, before Alex really knows what is going on he is on the ride of his life in a “car” flying through space. Chosen to take the skills he showed on the video game into real combat to protect the galaxy from an invasion. Alex gets as far as the Starfighter base before he really realized that he was conscripted and requests to be taken back home. When he gets back home, he finds a Zando-Zan (alien bounty hunter) is stalking him. Unable to go home and live, Alex returns to the Starfighter base to find all the pilots have been killed and he is the galaxy’s only chance to be saved from invasion. To defeat the invaders, who are …
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User Reviews: I love THE LAST STARFIGHTER… it’s a good, fun movie. A matinee type of film. It’s not as great as Star Wars or some of the big budget movies of the time… (hmmm, where there any big budget Sci Fi movies other than Star Wars at the time?) The acting, though not great was charming. Lance Guest (brillantly playing Alex and the very naive Beta), Greg O’Herlihy (sp) playing the loveable Lizard creature Grig and of course…. Robert Preston as rascalous Centauri. And something that I forgot for a long time (until I saw it at a local store and had to buy it on DVD) was that this was one, if not THE, first movie to utilize CGI. Yeah, it’s a far cry from what filmakers can do now with Apple Rendering software. But when I saw the movie in the Theater, I was impressed and thought that if Computer Graphics were this good in the this first movie… how much it will grow. It’s a movie well worth having in your library. And as I’m watching it right now, I’m glad that I have it in mine.

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