If you’re a fan of retro-drama, this is your movie. Harry Dean Stanton and Emilio Estevez are the most unlikely buddy team since Boris and Natasha. And quite frankly, they’re funnier. Alex Cox has created a moment in and out of time, at the same time, time-wise, if you get my drift, and I’m not sure I do.
This movie has a lot to offer the unwary viewer: nukes, aliens, time travel, government conspiracy, punk rock, LA, UFOs, and the typical teen angst that accompanies any Emilio Estevez movie. Chock filled with comedy, satire, violence, sight gags (including the end credits), and music that includes Iggy Pop, The Ramones and Black Flag.
This is a movie that ages well. While it may not be as relevant as it was in 1984, it is still a cult classic in the best sense of the term. Eat the FOOD. Enjoy the story as it spirals out of control and the morality tale it portends to preach. Or…….just watch it and enjoy. I did. Over and over again.