Edit Post When Marvel launched Conan the Barbarian in 1970, it was a game-changer. Roy Thomas had seen fan letters asking for a Conan book and he knew there was …
Peter Milligan had himself a time in 1993, didn’t he?
I mean, what else are you doing with your money these days? You’re not going out to fancy restaurants, right?
This review is designed to give you the feel of watching the film.
Huzzah! Previews it out! Let’s goooooooo!
Buckaroo Banzai is really more fantasy than SF. Where Star Wars is the classic Quest fantasy, Buckaroo Banzai follows a different story; there is a hidden world we don’t know about, and in that world, forces of good and evil are waging a war with our world hanging in the balance. Our hero, a surprisingly resourceful person, has the ability to enter that world and fight for us, along with a team of allies, each of whom is an expert in a different area with skills that the team needs. By recasting this trope in the form of urban legends and conspiracy theories, Buckaroo Banzai responds to anxieties about things out of our control and assures us that we have a champion in the hidden battle. It’s religion for a post-supernatural world.
The first of two in a row by Peter Milligan – let’s check it out!