HIDDEN GEM: The Last Starfighter
Greetings, Starfighter. you have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Zur and the Ko-Dan Armada. It was just a video game... Or was it. For Alex Rogan, it's all too real. He's a dreamer. He dreams of college. He dreams of marrying his girlfriend. He dreams of getting out of a trailer park filled with wayward folks with no future.
The one dream he didn't want is Centauri, who carries him off on an adventure to save the frontier, just as he did in a video game. However, the cost could be his life. When he refuses the hero's call, he discovers the price of walking away is the destruction of everything he's ever wanted. Can Alex Rogan find a way to be the hero?
The Last Starfighter is computer generated space battle in glorious fashion. It's fun, sharp, and corny in the best ways. This forgotten movie is a diamond in the rough.