One of my friends started compiling an Anna Needs to See list of movies. Apparently my Geekdom is lacking in certain areas, and luckily I have friends willing to work to rectify that.
Number One on the list was The Last Starfighter, which apparently was the first film to use extensive CG in it, which is overly obvious at this point, but I can see how it would have been remarkable in 1984.
Of course, I had a few gripes, as anyone should. First, the thought that our planet will be represented by white trash from a trailer park is quite disturbing… Next, the idea that they somehow constructed a barrier around a portion of the galaxy seems slightly unrealistic to me… And third, I gotta say, even a Y-wing has more maneuverability than the Gunstar does. (There’s absolutely no way that behemoth could have pulled off the Death Blossom move.)
So yea though I’ll always be an X-wing pilot, The Last Starfighter was a good flick and a welcome addition to my Geekdom (which is growing steadily stronger…)