It was the disco era and this was the disco movie. The BeeGee-powered soundtrack remained unbeaten as the number one album ever recorded until Michael Jackson’s Thriller eclipsed it years later. And who would have known John Travolta could dance like that? He got me and millions of teens and twenty-somethings out on the dance floors under the mirror balls, worldwide. Life changing? In its own small way, yes it was.
Critics may point to what nowadays can be seen as a weak plot, so-so dialog, and a totally unresolved ending, but who cares? As an expression of the disco era’s youthful angst, it was our Rebel Without A Cause and Travolta was our James Dean. Seeing it again after three decades was a trip down memory lane. Worth watching, for sure!