☆ Irredeemable garbage
★★★ Actually good
★★★★ Successful Oscar Bait/Great film
★★★★★ Hall of Fame
I was bored in the beginning, confused in the middle and gave up shortly after the scene with the fat man eating whatever the fuck that was covered in syrup with his bare paws.
The stereotypes are too stereotypical to be taken seriously but then again this whole movie is trying to be campy and self-aware and it fails spectacularly.
So much to love about this film, even though the jargon is impossible to parse and some of the plot is implausible.
But Val Kilmer shines in this. His arrogance kinda reminds me of a young me, rebelling against the status quo while sticking it to the man. No I'm old and less punk rock.
I saw this on syndicated tv as a teenager and just rewatched it today. Still holds up. One of my all time favorite 80s teen flicks.