Fandango Movie Review
The carefree Gardner Barnes (Costner) rallies his gang for a trip to an mysterious spot in the desert where they buried something long ago. The trip takes them to bumpkin towns, introduces them to jailbait, and culminates in a skydiving experience that remains one of the best on film. Watching it today, you might dismiss the movie as filled with cliches, but cliches have to get started somewhere, and for my money Fandango is that start. Marvin J. McIntyre is the original hippie pilot/drug zombie. Clothes coming out instead of a parachute? Here's your original scene. While some of the film feels reminiscent of Animal House or Losin' It, that's a minor matter. Fandango is so much fun in its own right that you'll forget all those other movies.