Impossible to believe that a little Disney film that really didn’t do extremely well, but in my book is extremely entertaining is celebrating a milestone anniversary. That’s right today we’re spotlighting Disney’s The Rocketeer, 30 years later! This is one of those movies that fun and entertaining and just, all around, a really good time no matter its trends or lack of popularity.
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If you don’t know the basic plot, the story follows Cliff Seacord (Billy Campbell), a down on his luck pilot who’s hopes to compete in regionals are diminished when he crashes his planes after gunfire from an FBI pursuit ruins his plane. By fate, he finds a kind of “backpack” device that is made to allow a man to fly. Only trouble is, some bad men want the unique rocket, which puts not only Cliff in danger but those he loves.
THE ROCKETEER MEMORIES
To be honest, I cannot remember the first time I watched this. I have a feeling it was on VHS (told you, nothing like movie anniversary to make you feel old!), borrowed from my uncle. But I do know that I did and still do thoroughly enjoy this film. It’s all kinds of fun and I love the “sense” of adventure it boasts. Additionally, there’s lots else to love about the film.
The opening of this is just so lovely. I love the entire atmosphere that seems very intuitive of its era. The whole atmosphere is just really good (music and the “night out” sequence is sunning) and there’s plenty of fun too. The effects aren’t up to normal modern filmmaking standards, but this doesn’t detract.
As I cannot attach specific memories to the film, I thought it’d be more fun to put together a random little quiz to celebrate this little film’s 30th (!!) year in existence. So with that said, sit back and enjoy this little quiz – only, don’t cheat!
ABOUT A DISNEY ANNIVERSARY + QUIZ: THE ROCKETEER, 30 YEARS LATER
Take this fun little ‘how well do you know the film’ quiz; only, no cheating! *wink*
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You can find The Rocketeer digitally on Amazon Video
Ok, your turn! Share your memories or favorite things about The Rocketeer. Do you have a specific memory? Did you grow up watching this one? What’s your favorite bit of trivia about the film? Did you like the romance? Comment all of your thoughts in the comments!
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I just watched this for the first time not too long ago. I can’t believe I had totally missed it up until now- I know I would have loved it when I was a kid. :)
It’s good fun, isn’t it? I always attach nostalgia to it because it was one of the VHS tapes I’d borrow from my uncle and aunt. :)
This is such a fun movie! A friend introduced me to it maybe 8 years ago or so, and I just love the classic vibe it has. Hmm… my kids might be about ready for this, actually! Thanks for reminding me of it — I should rewatch it and see if it’s about their speed now.
You say it perfectly! The classic vibe is what this one has in spades. Hope you enjoy your re-watch – and your kids too if it’s good viewing for them. :)
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