If you're in your 30s or 40s, and (probably) have a Y chromosome (I know there some ladies out there who've seen this, and I'm not trying to exclude you - y'all are awesome, but you gotta admit most of the kids who watched this in the 80s were guys…), then you'll understand the significance of this blog post. Megaforce is perhaps one of the cheesiest movies ever to come out of the mullet-ridden 80s. Directed by Hal Needham of Smokey and the Bandit fame, this movie is powered by motorcycles, scotch, bad dialogue, and fireworks. Don't believe me? Check out this clip:
Isn't this just full of cheeseball crack-fueled goodness? I mean, if I was going to put FUCKING MISSILES and MACHINE GUNS on combat dirtbikes, I'd at least give the guys a way to aim without having to POP A FUCKING WHEELIE to shoot. But hey, I'm not Hal Needham. This is the guy who had the genius to put Dom DeLuise in a Captain Chaos outfit for Cannonball Run. Even the dialogue is crack-a-lackin'… like this quote from “Ace Hunter”, the main character:
Ace Hunter: Oh, I just wanted to say good-bye and remind you that the good guys always win, even in the eighties.
I haven't seen this movie in probably close to 30 years, so I'm pretty jazzed to hear that it's coming out on DVD on September 4th. Yes, it's cheesy, and probably pretty horrible by today's standards, but it's also a huge part of my childhood memories and I'm at the point in my life where I'm desperately and pathetically holding on to any tidbit of a simpler, more innocent time (I won't admit to mounting model rockets on my bicycle, you weren't there and there's no way you could have known.) I'm also looking forward to vicariously living these memories through my kid - though I will try my best to stop him from hauling his bike up to the roof to see if it can fly like Ace Hunter's.
If you're looking forward to getting this on DVD like I am, you can pre-order it from Amazon.
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