I expected R.O.T.O.R. to be bad in the usual dull sense of nonexistent filmcraft, though perhaps with another amusing reference or two to share with those in the know. I was so very wrong in the best possible way.
A full throttle rampage through a junkyard wasteland of skulls and rust and chrome. A straight up action flick reveling in its nature while flipping a rocket-powered bird at tired genre conventions. A heavy metal symphony with a human heart.
Chock full of subtleties, snark, and psychedelia, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is timeless in an endearingly dated way. Though best known as a children’s movie, it appeals to a broader audience.