Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Just finished watching Flash Gordon (1980). This movie is hilarious. Completely silly and ridiculous, but still a tremendous amount of fun. Flash Gordon is still #2 on the list of best "Earthman Battling to Survive on a Faraway World!" depictions (after John Carter of Mars, of course...), because the great blend of rapiers and rayguns, Hawkmen and Ming's whacky goatee, is just plain fun.
But what I am completely fixated on right now is Brian Blessed as the Hawkman Prince Vultan. So browsing YouTube (of course), I found this:
I so want to dress up as Prince Vultan the Hawkman for Halloween. I don't think anyone under the age of 40 is going to get it, but it would still be awesome. I am working on that maniacal laugh as I type this. The next time I play a Dwarf (and actually get to, you know, fight stuff, I will do my best to channel Brian Blessed as Vultan the Hawkman.