Director: Mike Hodges
Stars: Sam Jones, Melody Anderson, Topol, Timothy Dalton, Ornella Muti, Max von Sydow, Brian Blessed
As evidenced by this summer's box office smash Ted, from Family Guy mastermind Seth MacFarlane, the warmth and nostalgia directed toward Mike Hodges' campy sci-fi/action flick Flash Gordon will never die.
The most realistic of fans, however, are able to acknowledge the film's B-grade campiness. For anyone who can tolerate unconvincing uses of green-screen technology, stilted fight choreography, and the ridiculous sight of esteemed Swedish actor Max von Sydow slumming it as the villainous Emperor Ming, Flash Gordon is the best kind of bad movie.