Movie Meltdown: No Prayer Can Save Us from the Rollerboys
This episode we discuss the dystopian, near-future film… Prayer of the Rollerboys. Directed by Rick King and starring Corey Haim, Patricia Arquette and Christopher Collet, this science fiction story shows us a version of America that maybe a little closer to the world we live in than we are comfortable with. Oh yeah and there’s lots and lots of rollerblading!
And while we have mist-induced flashbacks of all of our childhood TV favorites, we also cover… The Clyde Frog Show, the entire fall of civilization, Solarbabies, Godzilla, we want our sexy bunny, 3D glasses, trying to explain V to someone, shelf expansion, getting beat with flip flops, Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man, Batman, renting a VCR, you’re playing with their little corpses, zoot suit pants, Super Mario Bros., Mark Pellegrino, he was always getting hurt, without a cup holder, Fritz the Cat, The Transformers: The Movie, chain link-covered van, a skate-by shooting, The Bloodhound Gang, eating planets, I partially blame Hackers, who saw a blade-off happening, a black and white TV, Tiny Toons and Animaniacs, greed is good, Ultraman, Axl Rose on Scooby-Doo, Double Dragon, you better not be down there watching cartoons, Joel McCrea, with fringe, adjusting your rabbit ears, the rise of Serpentor, economic collapse, Kung Fu Theater, Space Jam and there’s a reason all the skaters made fun of rollerbladers.
Spoiler Alert: I guess you can spoil Prayer of the Rollerboys? If so, we probably do. You better watch it beforehand just to be sure.
“It’s such a weird mixture of like total post-apocalyptic craziness… and then regular run-of-the-mill stuff. It’s insanity.”