Hide your periscopes and ladies underwear, because Fire Birds is the Greatest Movie EVER!
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Review in a Nutshell: Fire Birds tries to be Top Gun with helicopters instead of fighter jets and South American drug lords instead of the U.S.S.R. It doesn’t really work, but did you just see that freakin’ chopper explode?
This movie contains:
Trust us, it’s for SCIENCE!
Sealab 2021. Howlin’ Mad Murphy tells everybody to cram it sideways fignuts. Those were the days.
I remember not enjoying this movie when I was a kid. Probably makes for good podcasting.
I love Dale Dye. He needs to be the subject of the next theme month.
Heh, I’d forgotten about The Cage’s screaming “I am the Greatest” during the training scene. I have in fact forgotten most of The Cage’s and Young’s performances in this film.
What I do remember of Firebirds is solely due to Tommy Lee Jones performance. The scene with his wife, the panties and periscope strapped to The Cage’s head, and especially him trapped in his downed helicopter trying to instruct Sean Young in how to take the stinger off and fire it.
“Take the technobabble and the tecnobabble and…”
“Take the thing that looks like a coffee can and attach it to the thing that looks like a cigar box…”
I tracked one of the Phil Collins songs on iTunes. I gotta say, while “Do You Remember” is not a bad song, I can’t quite picture it being used in a sex scene. Not quite as much umph as “take My Breath Away” Maybe the other Phil Collins is better.
Usually there’s more comment on a movie that displays the awesomeness that Fire Birds does. Was I the only one to see this display of cinimatic greatness in the theaters?
Either that or everyone rushed to put this on their Netflix queue and that caused the wait time to sky rocket thus leaving many unable to comment on the awesomeness of Nick Cage and Firebirds
I just had a second look, and is it just me or is that periscope no where near his eye?