I'm not gonna set a definition for what a classic is. There are different kinds. I mean robocop is not classic in the same way that goodfellas is. Then we have cult classics... it's best we each go from our own frame of reference I'd say. I guess there's three types if we had to force it. Blockbuster type: made a load of money on release and has mass appeal Niche type: made for a more niche audience. It wouldnt have near the same mass appeal as say die hard or predator. Cult type: didn't make bank on release but found its audience later on home video release. This would be your clerks or you evil deads. I'd be surprised to see someone name one of these from the last 20 years. Anyways 15 years ago this barrel of fun was unleashed. This is... it's just great. I've got mixed feelings about all of its sequels, especially 2 and 5, but this one is just great. It's got everything a blockbuster type classic needs. Great action, fun story, a good villain, likeable characters, and a memorable score. Not much more I can say, really.