The Legend of Billie Jean Reviews
But aside from that tune, the movie as a whole could have been allot better, and the whole twist was over a stupid scooter! Kinda shows to prove that the people who created this, had no confidence in what they were writing! Too bad, because they could have made a storyline, which could have made this film something special. Even forcing the Joan of Arc philosophy on us was not very satisfying! One wasted opportunity of an 80's flick for young adults!
Fair is fair! Woefully unrealistic, but awesome! This movie is everything that was amazing about the '80s!
It's a Slater-fest. All that's missing is Mario Lopez.
The reviewer was the attempted rapist, who got sot.
era, or the outstanding "Firstborn" from 1984.
I never saw "The Legend Of Billie Jean" back in the 80īs but I do remember the cover of the VHS cassette. The storyline is as current as ever, with sexual harassment and bullying as the centre piece. Something we hear about almost everyday nowadays. And the will to be free and able to live life without being harassed as a woman for being a woman. Yes, itīs done with a way too campy 80s comedy style that feels outdated today, but the serious topics still comes out in the movie. Helen Slater fits the role of the unlikely heroine and a strong young woman fighting for justice. And my god how beautiful she was in 1985! Dreamy to use an 80s word. This was Christian Slaterīs movie debut, but he does a good job and you can already see here that he would go far in Hollywood. Great title song in Pat Benatarīs "Invincible". As said campy, but I enjoyed "The Legend Of Billie Jean" and this movie deserves a second chance today.
Really great flick about two siblings who basically stand up to the have mores. I wonder if this story would have more of an impact in today's day, since the rich and their like have even more power over the have not's of today?
It all stems from the great cast. I am in the group that thinks Helen Slater is one of the most gorgeous women ever. She is totally adorable here: kind of the girl next door for the first half, the stylish sexpot the second half. Christian Slater sounds nothing like he does now, but he's quite good as her brother too. Even 'Lisa Simpson' is pretty good as one of the friends. I liked Keith Gordon, but I will admit they set up a love story that never really goes anywhere.
The Joan Of Arc angle was quite nice and set up for a very great shot in the end.
And how can you not love a movie that uses the greatest Pat Benatar song over and over...it's even blended into the score!