I don’t know if any kid in 1991 didn’t see The Rocketeer, Disney’s throwback to the adventure serials of the 1930s and ’40s. We loved it at the time, but to be fair any movie with a jet-pack is like crack to children. It stars Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Timothy Dalton, Alan Arkin and was directed by Rewatchability favourite Joe Johnston. Has The Rocketeer aged well like a fine wine, or has it aged poorly, like… like, a shittier wine? Why didn’t the Rocketeer ever change jackets? Why does Howard Hughes look like John Locke? Is everyone with a pencil-thin mustache a secret Nazi? To find out, download the link below, or better yet subscribe on iTunes!
MUSIC: This week’s featured artist is Tin Star Orphans
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