|Starring:||Paul Sorvino, Alan Arkin, William Campbell, Timothy Dalton, Jennifer Connelly|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Superheroes, Thriller|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Big Adventures|
|Run time:||1 hour 44 minutes|
|Rental release:||15 Jun 2001|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Firing on all cylindersBy a customer from Jersey , 07 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a classic boys own kind of story. Set in America around the time of Howard Hughes who has a short appearance (not himself of course). It has great characters... goodies, baddies, cops and robber type chases in old cars, and some great flying scenes. It's every young mans dream to be able to fly around with a jet pack on your back while trying to save the girl and beat the baddies and this film does it in style.
Great family entertainment, or for a guy like me who loves kids movies!
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Utter rubbishBy tootall9756 (10 reviews) , 26 Feb 2012This film was so poor I couldn't even bear to watch it to the end. Maybe I didn't do it justice but I suddenly discovered I had better things to do.
Basic but fun.By thebishmeister (35 reviews) from Brizzle , 11 Sep 2010Maybe the 30's recreation is supposed to be basic and the golden age tribute pretty simple but it's very faithful and accomplished and makes this thoroughly enjoyable.
Pre-CGI fantasyBy a customer from KENT, , 04 Jan 2009
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideNot as good as the graphic novel by the late great Dave Stevens(track that down if you can) but great fun all the same.
Colourful thirties settings for those who appreciated Peter Jacksons' King Kong, and a great villainous turn from Timothy Dalton as swashbuckling actor Neville Sinclair, which sadly regurgitates all those myths about Errol Flynn being a Nazi. Some unfortunate reliance on racial steriotyping for the villains('krauts' 'limeys')
Good pre-CGI effects, but the ending borrows more than a little from the Michael York movie Zeppellin.
rocketeerBy ricky (361 reviews) from Hastings , 25 Jun 2008well worth watching classic film
I gotta get me one of those!By MickeyMouse3000 (299 reviews) from Dorset, England , 01 Jan 2008Having seen this as a child I remembered it was good, but details were vague. Well I just watched it again and I have to say I love it even more. What a cool film! It feels like a Spielberg movie and although there isn't tons of action, it never feels slow. I love the characters and the acting is great. And those old special effects still look brill too. I've seen loads of modern films with worse special effects than this. None of the huge blockbusters mind, but still. It's such a fun movie, and it's a great shame we haven't seen more of the leading guy, he was really cool. I highly recommend this movie and I'd love a remake to be made.