Gordon's Alive?! See Flash Gordon at FACT this Easter Monday!
The first winner of our Science Fiction: New Death Audience Selection poll is 1980’s classic, Flash Gordon!
17 April 2014
The quarterback of the New York Giants has the fate of the world on his shoulders as he faces off against Ming the Merciless with the glamorous Dale Arden at his side. There’s floating cities, evil armies, a space princess, gladiators, and everyone ‘is dressed in capes and ridiculous boots and headdresses’. What more could you want from science fiction?
The phrase ‘so bad, it’s good’ could have been invented to describe Flash Gordon, the stereotypical 80’s sci-fi movie, with its ridiculous performances, over the top soundtrack from Queen, spectacular sets and cartoonish action sequences.
Any film where Brian Blessed plays a character called Prince Vultan, the leader of the Hawkmen, demands to be seen on the big screen at least once!
Flash Gordon was selected by visitors to FACT as one of their favourite Science Fiction movies ever made, alongside The Thing and Aliens, which are showing in May and June.