Throwback Thursday: “Gymkata” (1985)!!!

“Gymkata!!!”  This 1985 movie is widely regarded as one of the worst of all time, Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas received a Razzie Award for it as “Worst New Star,” and the movie’s name was a running joke on “Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988-1999).  (I am linking here, by the way, to the Super Fan Trailers Youtube channel.)

The funny thing is, I remember being pretty impressed with this movie when I saw it on VHS back in the day at my buddy Peter Hughes’ house.  (I’m not sure what that says about me as a young high school student.)

Oh, well.  Peter and I got a fun summer afternoon out of this.

I might have to hunt down a copy.  Although MST3K never actually devoted an episode to “Gymkata,” its successor “Rifftrax” (2007) did.  Hmm.  I’m not sure if I want to see the movie without any commentary at first — so I can get an undiluted hit of 80’s nostalgia.  I’ll share here either way.

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