Goddamn this flick is pure, unadulterated bliss. This is a giant homage to the 30s and 40s adventure films with some superhero heroics mixed in for all us geeks. I was in my teens when this first came out but fuck if it didn’t make me feel like I was watching STAR WARS or RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK for the first time. I am not saying it’s as good as those flicks, but it gave me the same feeling. That’s the power of good filmmaking.
I wanted this to be successful, I wanted an entire franchise of ROCKETEER films, I also wanted desperately to see Jennifer Connelly naked… thank you HOT SPOT. Joe Johnston may not have been able to make another film with the flying muffler but he did get to go back to his Nazi killing superhero ways with CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER which is almost as good as THE ROCKETEER… Almost.
SEE YOU ON FORTY DEUCE,
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