Cinema: It Came from Beyond Bananas

THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION

Directed by W.D. Richter; Screenplay by Earl Mac Rauch

What is this movie anyway? Only the first sci-fi western action adventure rock-'n'-roll melodrama farce. Only Star Wars, The Magnificent Seven, The War of the Worlds, The Right Stuff, Strange Invaders, Eddie and the Cruisers and Plan 9 from Outer Space mixed and mismatched as if by a mad scientist in his Late Show lab. And its Japanese-American hero? He is only the avatar of Han Solo, A. J. Foyt, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Christiaan Barnard,...

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