#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Flash Gordon is an American football hero who is skyjacked aboard Dr. Hans Zarkov’s rocketship along with his beautiful girlfriend Dale Arden. The threesome are drawn into the influence of the planet Mongo, ruled by Emperor Ming the Merciless. The evil Ming has been testing Earth with unnatural disasters, and deeming our world a threat to his rule. He also intends to take Dale as his concubine, attempts to execute Flash and intends to destroy Earth. Flash must avoid the amorous attentions of Ming’s daughter, and unite the warring kingdoms of Mongo to rescue Dale and save our world.
Plot: A football player and his friends travel to the planet Mongo and find themselves fighting the tyrant—Ming the Merciless—to save Earth.
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Campy and fun science fiction fantasy-adventure flick has some cheesy but colorful and good production designs and the performances for the most part were fine, with Max Von Sydow lending prestige to a goofy character and Sam J. Jones was okay in the lead, but he’s really not asked to do a whole lot (both in acting and fighting) while Melody Anderson was alright though the “romance” between her and Flash Gordon was a bit forced. And for its time, I thought the special/visual effects were adequate, superior to the likes of Superman 3 & 4 released years later (1983/1987). Enjoyable time waster and would probably revisit again. **4.0/5**
One of the least appreciated movies made in my lifetime. Done right after the glory that was The Empire Strikes Back and released to a public that had forgotten who Flash Gordon was or what the 1930’s serials with Larry “Buster” Crabbe represented. Although the public was drooling desire for more high tech special effects and serious Space Opera, Flash went in the opposite direction and brought Campy back with a style all his own. This movie PERFECTLY recreated everything that those early B&W serials threw at those screaming kids sitting up in the movie theater balcony. Not to mention that the actor recreations were done as if the drawn characters came to life and leaped out of the funny papers to star on the silver screen. Max von Sydow IS Emperor Ming. Brian Blessed IS Prince Vultan. Sam Jones and Melody Anderson came in as the unknowns they needed to be and stole the show. The ONLY downfall to this movie was the fact that it did so poorly at the box office and never received the sequel it hinted at in its ending.
If Star Wars & the original Batman TV series had a kid, it would be… FLASH! Ahh-AHHH
Geez, I think my title summed up everything that needs to be said. “Flash Gordon” has all the sci-fi and action as “Star Wars” but blended with an unapologetic campiness and comic bookishness like the iconic 60s Batman series. Throw into the mix, um, QUEEN doing the soundtrack, and you’ve got yourself an experience that will never happen again.
You might be thinking the blend I just described is as ill-advised as putting pineapple on pizza (seriously does anyone really like that?), but actually the blend is perfect if we take a quick look at the decade that this film wraps up, the 70s. The 70s was the decade of the rock opera: The Who’s “Tommy”, the doo-wopper “Grease”, Motown’s “The Wiz”, the punkish “Rocky Horror” and bunches of others that swept the box office. While “Flash Gordon” isn’t a musical, as defined by characters breaking out into song & dance, the vibe of the movie spells rock opera with a capital Rock. In plain terms this means a very tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top, theatrical and colorful spectacle that is not to be taken as a straightforward drama. If you can grasp that concept, I guarantee you’ll love this flick.
The plot? Who cares. Something about saving the universe, I’m sure. But it doesn’t matter because, like a good roller coaster ride, or like a good adventurous vacation, we don’t care how it’s mapped out. We just get a thrill out of each individual twist & turn, each scene, each surprise, and all the while we’re taking mental notes of all the horribly awesome lines we can quote to our friends and annoy them for months afterwards.
A serious note about the acting. This production drew the talents of some of the finest actors of stage & screen, and for them to be able to play such campy characters is a testament to their true expertise. I’m talking dramatic & Shakespearean legends like Brian Blessed, Max von Sydow, Timothy Dalton, not to mention the incomparable personality of Topol (Fiddler on the Roof) and the show-stealing, sexually repressed Ornella Muti as the Emperor’s daughter–whose mere presence would’ve kicked the MPAA rating from PG to PG-13 if that designation had existed back then. Even if you don’t recognize any of these people, you’ll find each one of them to be unforgettable.
“Flash Gordon” is a film that has no equal. You could say it’s a distant cousin to 1968’s “Barbarella” (another wtf experience that shouldn’t be missed), but really it’s beyond compare. So hurry up and see this movie …you only have 14 hours to save the earth!
Crazy But Fun
No other film is like this one, as Sam J. Jones plays the title character, based on the famous comic strip and early Saturday morning serials with Buster Crabbe. Max Von Sydow is the evil Ming the Merciless, ruler of Mongo, who is trying to destroy Earth because he is bored. Melody Anderson is Dale Arden, in love with Flash and coveted by Ming. Topol is Dr. Hans Zarkhov, whose rocket ship took the three of them to Mongo in the first place. Brian Blessed is extremely enthusiastic as Prince Vultan, Pre-James Bond Timothy Dalton is quite serious as Prince Barin, rival of Vultan, and in love with Ming’s ultra sensuous daughter Princess Aura(Ornella Muti) All will converge in the exciting finale where Flash must save the day.
Crazy film is nonetheless great fun, no point in taking this seriously, since everything about it is intentionally over the top, punctuated by a soaring score and incredible sets and costumes. Not to be over thought or have all kinds of subtext in it, just sit back and enjoy!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Mike Hodges
Writer Lorenzo Semple Jr. (screenplay), Michael Allin (adaptation), Alex Raymond (based on the characters created by)
Actors Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max von Sydow, Topol
Country UK, Italy, Netherlands, USA
Awards Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations.
Production Company 20th Century Fox
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.35 : 1
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK (colour)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2020 remaster), Dolby Vision, Todd-AO 35 (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)