Twenty-five years ago, a jet-pack-wearing pilot soared into theatres looking for fame and glory, but instead crash landed with a fantastic thud. Over the next two decades, audiences discovered the Little Film That Could, embracing its nostalgic take on action, adventure, and comic book heroes. To celebrate The Rocketeer’s 25th Anniversary, Albert “GeeBee” Gutierrez, Pedro “Peevy” Hernandez, and Kelvin “Skeets” Cedeño give the film its proper due. The CommentEARS share a behind-the-scenes look at how the film was made, compare scenes between the film and the official novelization, and speculate on the film’s impact since its release. In addition, they share stories about discovering the film across the years, the extensive careers of the cast and crew, and its pioneering status as a prototype model of a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
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