The Last Starfighter

Why 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is This Generation's 'The Last Starfighter'

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by Mike Ryan July 30, 2014 @ 12:47 PM
Universal Pictures/Marvel
As much as ‘Guardians’ is a modern Marvel money-making machine, it’s also a tribute to a genre that died in the mid-‘80s. A genre that includes those very movies that people around my age think of fondly – in other words: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is more a tribute to movies like ‘The Last Starfighter’ than it is to ‘Star Wars.’