Edgar Wright on

The Black Hole

Released 1979
Distributor Buena Vista

Disney’s first PG-rated release tries to combine Star Wars and 2001 into one expensive but rather muddled package that doesn’t quite know which one it wants to be. Still, a seminal experience for many 1979 kids which has a dedicated cult following despite its mix of childishness and attempted profundity.

About Edgar Wright

Writer-director Edgar Wright is best known for Spaced, the BAFTA-nominated tv series he created with Simon Pegg for Britain’s C-4, as well as the feature films:  Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Hot Fuzz (2007) and the zombie romantic-comedy Shaun Of The Dead (2004). The latter earned Wright a BAFTA nomination along with a Bram Stoker and a British Independent Film Award.  He co-wrote the screenplay for The Adventures of Tintin, executive produced Attack the Block, and directed The World’s End which has been lauded as one of the best films of 2013.