Since it’s been reported that there will be a reboot for The Rocketeer produced by David Oyelowo featuring a retired Tuskegee airman taking up the mantle of the Rocketeer for Disney+ I thought it would be perfect to share my review for the original film. Enjoy!
Every once in a while I like to browse through Disney+ and watch classic Disney movies that I’ve never seen before and yesterday, The Rocketeer was one such film and my sister and I loved it!
It felt like the most authentic live-action Disney movie I’ve ever seen! Each actor looked like they had stepped out of a 90s’ Disney classic into real life. Billy Campbell was the charming, square-jawed hero that you immediately root for. Jennifer Connelly was the beautiful Disney love interest who’s a bit of a damsel in distress and yet she can almost take care of herself. Alan Arkin was the classic old mentor who knows how to crack a joke but is always there for the hero in their time of need. And Timothy Dalton was the perfect dark-haired, arch eye-browed antagonist whose sleaziness reminded me of Prince Charming in Shrek 2. Suffice it so say, he had my sister and I VERY stressed.
The Rocketeer wasn’t a story unlike anything I’d seen before but it was fun, engaging, sometimes horrifying, and yes, it was a perfect 90s’ Disney movie. When Disney+ was first coming out I remember seeing so many people on Twitter freaking out because it was going to be on the service and they were so excited. Now I understand why. It’s a great movie.
I’ll give it 4.5 out of 5 stars and a solid 95 out of 100.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.