12 April 2007

Radar Blips - The Rocketeer

The Year: 1991

The Players: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connely, former Bond Timothy Dalton, and Lost's John Locke as Howard Hughes

The Take: $47 Million

The Rocka-Who?: The Rocketeer is a superhero created in the 80's based on 1930's pulp heroes. He doesn't actually have any powers, just a jet pack and helmet. He is basically the Batman foe Firefly, but he isn't evil, and doesn't shoot fire.

Why you should see it: This is a fun flick which sticks to the expected superhero formula pretty closely. Its got some nice flight sequences and some nice blimp action. Basically, its a throwback to the days when movies were just good clean fun.

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