!!! Iceskater!!! You've not seen any 'Back To The Future' films and you've neer seen 'Flash Gordon'!? Noooooo!
Well, its' a 1980 British-American sci-fi film based on the vintage TV serial adventures and the comic strips, so it's a classic comic-book movie! It stars Sam J Jones, Brian Blessed, Richard O'Brian, Melody Anderson, Topol, Max von Sydow and Timothy Dalton to name a few, and it's sort of camp, but not intentionally as it's very close to the comic book style of larger than life characters, over-the-top action, the costumes and crazy colours and locations.
It didn't do too well at the box-office but it's become a big cult film with people for many reasons, mainly due to the quotes from the film, the actors and the soundtrack by 'Queen'. "FLASH! A-aaaaaaa!" It's got very imaginative action scenes and quite gruesome in places, not violent, but just a little urrrgh with things that happen to people during the film. All good fun though.
It's great nonsense and very dated to the 80's, but great fun and a good B-movie style romp. And Timothy Dalton kicks ass with laser rifles, swords and even a whip. Yes, a whip.
You must check it out if you can, just to say you've seen it and you've experienced the might of Flash Gordon battling Ming The Merciless!