Xanadu (1980) (part 7 of 7)

And now we come to a red-lit Sonny, crouched down in the middle of nothingness, with a strange wind blowing through his hair and clothes (reminding me of something I wanted to point out sooner: What is up with those shorts? They leave very little to the imagination. At least he’s wearing a long shirt, so we don’t have to see any of his cheekage). As Sonny looks around, several beams of light appear above him, then lower to create a “floor”. Great, this movie has now turned into a musical version of Tron.

Kira beams in a little ways from him, and they call out to each other in delight. Kira asks how he got in, and Sonny goes, “You didn’t think I’d let you get away from me, did you?” Um, that’s exactly the impression he gave her the last time they were together.

Kira tells him he has to go back, and Sonny says, “Let’s go.” But as he moves forward, a glimmering cage of light appears around him. Kira begs him to leave. Not that he can actually do that with his skate wheels stuck in light. Making me wonder, just how does one get skates stuck in—la la la! Out of body experience! La la la!

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LaShawn Wanak

When not burying her face in a book or wiping snot off her preschooler, LaShawn can often be found hunched over her laptop, churning out short stories and cackling madly. She likens bad movies to fried twinkies--greasy, fattening, full of empty calories, and very, very addictive.

Multi-Part Article: Xanadu (1980)

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