A Week In Film #025: May the Fourth be with you, workers of the world

Omen IV: The Awakening title screen

Omen IV: The Awakening
Bloody awful TVM trying to wring a few more cents out of the devil child franchise, only now IT’S A GIRL! Lots of new age stuff too. Not scary or funny.

Flash Gordon title screen

Flash Gordon
Good fun and superior to Star Wars in the Saturday morning serial-inspired hogwash space opera stakes – wooden leads, Max von Sydow camping it up, Peter Wyngarde as Klytus, Bond of the Woods, Brian Blessed, kinky secret police, a thoroughly inappropriate Queen soundtrack.

Battlefield Earth title screen

Battlefield Earth
Pointless and badly executed Scientology propaganda with nary a nod to plot logic or continuity. Poor Barry Pepper. (If you absolutely must find out more about this film, check The Groke’s review.)

Lucky Number Slevin title screen

Lucky Number Slevin
Over-tricksy twist thriller/comedy by the Gangster Number One chap.

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