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A Step Beyond Science Fiction
A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
Even though this is the first time I've ever seen Heavy Metal, I have great memories associated with it.
Back when my Uncle (through marriage) still had a mullet and rocked satin bomber jackets with dad jeans, I remember him watching this movie and my cousin and I wanting to watch it with him. We got denied by my Aunt, probably because they wanted to smoke pot while they watched it. They're my cool Aunt and Uncle, the first time I met my Uncle was when they showed up on a school night and convinced my parents to let me go to the movie theater to see Wayne's World. My Aunt MADE me watch Psycho when I was 10, despite…
Unfolding like the product of a 13-year-old boy's overstimulated imagination, 1981's "Heavy Metal" is a loosely linked collection of animated science fiction and fantasy vignettes. Violence, comedy, and buxom beauties fill out the anthology that strives to entertain and thrill but manages few compelling moments.
A green orb from the reaches of outer space ties the anthology together, but the separate tales are unrelated for the most part. A future-New York cabbie, World War II bombers, and bird-riding heroines drive a few of the chapters. The stories are short and tonally distinct, but they are not necessarily interesting. Some drag on too long, trying the patience of the audience, though the voice talents of John Candy and Eugene Levy add…
All these years I thought Heavy Metal was an animated movie about a badass warrior woman who travelled through fantasy landscapes slaying monsters while heavy metal music played. Oh how I wish it were true. The sequel Heavy Metal 2000 seems to be closer to that synopsis. Also, I know it's based on a magazine, but for a movie called Heavy Metal it mainly only uses classic rock.
Heavy Metal is an animated adult anthology film with several segments all connected by a mysterious green orb known as the Loc-Nar.
This actually has some real talents involved in it, which is all the more reason to be disappointed. Ivan Reitman produced it, Dan O'Bannon and Bernie Wrightson were involved in…
I implore you to stop whatever it is you're doing, turn on Netflix, and watch this movie. I can guarantee, you've never seen anything like this before. If you can find a lady friend to watch it with you, and if she likes it by the time it's over. That's your que to marry her. This movie is literally insane, to the tenth degree.
This is my second time watching HEAVY METAL, and while I appreciated it a bit more this time, I just can't quite feel the love for it.
I think my biggest problem with it is this contradiction: visually, it's imaginative and colorful, but narratively, it's crude and simple-minded. The stories simply aren't very good. Several of them could not even really be considered stories, because stuff just happens and then it moves on somewhere else.
So, while I appreciate its commitment to ridiculousness and enormous animated boobs, I wish it had aspired to be a little more than wet-dream-fodder and wish fulfillment for the stoned suburban teen of 1981.
P.S. The story "B-17," however, about the zombie fighter pilots, is pretty awesome (even though it also barely qualifies as a "story"). Cool that it was conceived by Dan O'Bannon, too.
Finally, a movie that seems tailor made for me. A fusion of eighties animation, cheesy science fiction, and a heaping helping of good old heavy metal music. With a cast including such names as John Candy (Uncle Buck), Harold Ramis (Ghostbusters), and John Vernon (Animal House). Not impressed yet? How about music by Ronnie James Dio, Blue Oyster Cult, Devo, Nazareth, Sammy Hagar, Black Sabbath, and many more. Still not impressed yet? How about boobs?
Heavy Metal is based off the Heavy Metal magazine published from the late seventies all the way up to modern day, having been co-produced by the founder of the magazine, Leonard Mogel. It's a strange anthology film made with the main draw being the brutal…
Great animation and soundtrack.
An animated film comprising a series of short stories linked by a framing device in which a glowing green orb of pure evil - called the Loc-Nar - shows the stories to a young girl. For no discernable reason.
To focus on the positives, some of the design of the film is impressive, notably the last segment, 'Taarna', which was styled by legendary French illustrator Mobius. It's a psychedelic roller coaster with a rock soundtrack and some humour injected amongst the nudity and violence that makes it unsuitable for children.
On the downside some of the stories are weak and some (especially the framing story), make no sense at all. Despite the violence and nudity making this adult fare both…
Kinda dumb, but I can't deny that I get a kick out of watching. The soundtrack is great (especially Don Felder's contribution) and it's almost impossible to hate a movie where John Candy plays a horny robot.
This movie came on at 2:00 a.m. on TBS late night in 1986. I had woke up in the middle of the night and watched it. It was the first Animated movie I had seen to feature nudity. I was 8 years old and entranced by this.
Years later, I still love this movie, though the tale of Tarna is my favorite.
They just don't do story like this anymore...
This is some weird stuff...
It's a sex-crazed and ultimately juvenile piece of work, but 'Heavy Metal' has some great music and some really incredible animation that channels that of 'Masters of the Universe.' Also, this is the most nudity-prone animated film I've ever seen.
Animated Shenanigans - Film #9
You want the 80's? I'll give you the fucking 80's! This film has heavy metal, blood, boobs and evil alien overlords, is that 80's enough for you? I sure hope so because that's what you get in this film! The film consists of several stand alone segments and I'm gonna give my opinion on all of them.
The opening segment consists of an astronaut going through space in a car. He then drives down to earth, unleashes an intergalactic evil and shit gets rough... Typical astronaut stuff.
The next segment takes place in a futuristic New York and the main character is a taxi driver who gets involved in a messy situation that involves murdering,…
Some great song choices. Some mixed animation
Vroeger ooit eens een halfuur ervan gezien. Zitten leuke verhalen in en dingen die me niet zo duidelijk zijn. Zeer knappe animatie.
- 964 Pinocchio
- Aachi and Ssipak
- A.D. Police File 1: The Phantom Woman
- A.I. Artificial Intelligence
- The Super Inframan
- Cheap Thrills
- Enter the Void
- Evil Bong
- Defective detective
- Blade Runner
- Flash Gordon
Cinema is littered with failed projects and what might have beens. This is a list of some of the more…