I thought Buckaroo Banzai was supposed to be a fun movie

It is my sad regret to report that “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension” is not only not anywhere near as fun as it sounds or should be, but is actually shockingly a really, really, really boring movie and a slog to sit through, despite its seemingly imaginative mish-mash of ideas AND a cast comprising of not only Peter Weller, Clancy Brown, and Christopher Lloyd, but ALSO Jeff ‘your [production team was] so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should‘ Goldblum. Which has to be some kind of feat, I guess. It’s just such a confusing and weirdly put together movie that lacks any real emotion, excitement or genuine amusement, that I have to ask… ‘Are we sure this was made for humans?’

I dunno, man.

We’ll just have to leave it as one of life’s great mysteries, I guess.

That’s all I really had (not) to say about that.

‘Tedium is such a crime, it takes the limited amount of time that is given to man, and rather than spending it in indolence or drowning it in pleasure, it just sits there: sucking, eating it up. I can’t put up with that, tedium is a crime! Death to tedium! Die!’ – Graham Specter (Baccano!)

2 thoughts on “I thought Buckaroo Banzai was supposed to be a fun movie”

  1. Yah. Buckaroo Banzai had such potential, but failed in execution and follow through. It was so bad, it didn’t even get shown twice on my submarine. (Being desperate for entertainment back in the days before personal electronics, that was the mark of a *real* stinker.)


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