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YMMV: Xanadu
  • Breakaway Pop Hit: "Magic", "Suddenly", and the title song.
    • "Magic" was a hit to the point where most people who have heard it have no idea it was originally from a motion picture soundtrack.
  • Critical Research Failure: Zeus and Hera claim not to know about human emotions. Y'know, the poster gods for Anything That Moves and Clingy Jealous Girl.
  • Cult Classic: This had the bad fortune to be made while disco was dying, and flopped as a result. These days it's a cult film with women who watched it on cable as young girls and gay men who liked the massive amount of camp, music, and the hopeful message in the movie.
  • Ear Worm: Horrifyingly.
  • Fan Yay
  • Periphery Demographic
  • So Bad, It's Good: Despite the film's many flaws, it manages to be entertaining. As a double-bill alongside Can't Stop the Music (another disco musical that toplined the Village People), it inspired John Wilson to create the Golden Raspberry Awards. Perhaps a telling sign of the film's quality is the fact that he admits to re-watching it once in a while.
    • Of course, the fact that Wilson named "Suspended in Time" the Worst Song of the Year is laughable.
  • Special Effect Failure
  • Vindicated by Cable: The movie was trashed by critics but it picked up its core audience on pay cable channels.
    • Especially in the early 80s era, when HBO (which until 1981 didn't even operate on a 24-hour schedule) had a very small library of movies to air.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?

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