“Why does Zeus Need a Nightclub?”

Bringing new meanings to the term “divine punishment”, Xanadu is definitely not the Greatest Movie EVER!

Review in a Nutshell:  This movie is painful.  Watch it at your own peril.

The film contains:

Electric Neon Greek Minor Deities.

Gene Kelly on Rollerskates.

Uhh…

Hey, it was the Eighties.

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15 Responses

  1. Who’s idea was it to do this film in a podcast? every time I forget this movie exists SOMEONE has to remind me. At least this time I do have somebody trying to drive insane by singing along to “I’m Alive”

  2. MOM, rest assured I will avenge you. Goob has gone too far to subject you to this unholy disco mess of a film. Fortunately, I know his weakness. One day i will strike and he will KNOW fear.

    I have GOT to stop reading comics before bed.

  3. So … you’re MOM won then? hmmm I’m sure this will be a good one. But still, no Death Ring?

  4. Your mom took steps to restore an even balance by stemming the fujoshi tsunami…and you RETALIATED AGAINST HER FOR THIS? I’ll be seeing you on the battlefield in two weeks, sir.

    Also, I possess DVDs of both this and Zardoz on DVD. True facts about Xanadu: you simply cannot get funny clips out of this movie for use in AWA panels that are happening in two weeks.

  5. I like the fact that your momma got “Xanadu” by Newton-John and “Waterloo” by Abba mixed up BECAUSE I DO THIS TOO!! You know when you get a song stuck in your head and it bothers you for hours? They’re constantly mixed up in my head… and they’re both godawful, so it’s twice as bad for me.

  6. I alway wondered why gene kelly popped on the muppets at that time. It cause he was schilling for the film.
    here a link to a younger gene kelly tap dancing and skateting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aus1PA5-SyI&feature=related

  7. Xanadu is worth remembering as the source of a very tongue in cheek stage production which makes fun of the film rather than for the film itself.

    And M.O.M., it could have been MUCH worse – Paul could have made you sit through THE ROOM.

  8. “And M.O.M., it could have been MUCH worse – Paul could have made you sit through THE ROOM.”

    Don’t give him more ideas to torture MOM with.

  9. “Don’t give him more ideas to torture MOM with.”

    Are you kidding me? THE ROOM is one of the greatest works of bad cinema ever made. It is an immediate classic and a hilarious comedy…

    …which was supposed to be an intense drama.

  10. “Are you kidding me? THE ROOM is one of the greatest works of bad cinema ever made. It is an immediate classic and a hilarious comedy…

    …which was supposed to be an intense drama.”

    DAMMIT!! now I want to watch it if only out of morbid curiosity. DAMM YOU ZENTRADI!!!!!!!

  11. Ugh, just reading the Wiki page for The Room is a painful experience, let us never speak of it again!

    No, to truly cleanse ourselves of the memory of Xanadu, we must turn to 1980’s greatest cinematic achievement, The Nude Bomb….or The Fog, or Flash Gordon, or Airplane, or….Jeez, there were a lot of good movies in 1980 weren’t there….Mad Max, The Shining….

  12. Paul, after reviewing Xanadu, I have something to get off my chest (and thanks to me being lazy, it’s been there for months): Xanadu isn’t the only bad musical out there. I know of something worse. It’s been gnawing at the edges of my soul ever since I read a synopsis of it on Jabootu. Even seeing clips of the trailer and some of the songs on Youtube hasn’t quelled my fascination with it.

    Paul, you have to do this movie. You have to do Golan and Globus’ 1980 disco flop THE APPLE. If not for me and my brutal fascination with it (hell, I’ll guest with for it, so the M.O.M can dodge that bullet!), then for all the bad musical fans out there!

  13. (hell, I’ll guest with for it, so the M.O.M can dodge that bullet!)

    Doooooo iiiiiiiiiiiiit.

    And I’m free if you ever want to embrace the genuine, no-joking brilliance of Quadrophenia.

  14. Why insulting ELO and The Tubes their one of the greatest bands of all time.

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