I love a good movie but I tend to be especially enamored with the little known or low budget movies that are out there.
Of these, one of my all time favorites has to be Buckaroo Banzai: Across the Eighth Dimension.
For those of you who are not familiar with this movie, it follows a story by Earl Mac Rauch about Buckaroo Banzai…Â a Physicist, Brain Surgeon, Band Leader, etc… and his team as they try to defeat the Red Lectroids.
In all seriousness, this was not a great movie.Â It did little in the theaters, at least those that would actually show it and even then, it did not stay in theaters very long.Â In fact, I first saw this movie as a rental back in the mid 80s while at the birthday party of my Nephew.Â Since that day I was hooked and at this time I have seen the movie more than 250 times.
In fact, I have seen this movie so many times that I have the entire script memorized and will usually recite the lines as they are happening.Â My wife will not even watch the movie with me, I am so bad about it.
You know… there is something that is enjoyable about a movie like this.Â Yes, it is a dumb movie.Â Yes, the dialogue leaves a lot to be desired. No, it won no awards that I am aware of, please correct me if I am wrong.Â By there is something about watching a movie whose only redeeming quality is the fantasy quotient that it provides, that ability to make the person watching is just have fun.
The other fun thing about a movie like this is inviting friends over and throwing that in the DVD player for them to see.
Watch out Russ…Â ;-D