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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…
Definitely worth a watch if you're into non-kiddy animation. The art style is a bit simplistic, but it does a good job of conveying what is going on. The anthology-style story telling is a bit weird at first; I kept wanting them to pick a story and run with it.
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Ah, this one brings good memories back. First titties, first violence, groovy soundtrack, hiding it from parents. I was looking forward to finally rewatch it someday. Unfortunately today nostalgia googles wear off... First, animation is good for it's time, it looks quite dated today, but still has it's charme (and titties are still pleasant to watch at). Soundtrack's still groovy. What's bad is rather lacking quality of certain episodes. The one with taxi driver and one with Taarns are really well done (the one with Den is good too) while every other one either lacks any sign of plot, groovy soundtrack and good animation (the one with zombies and alien ship are good example). I still enjoyed hell out of it, but I don't see it as flawless as I thought of it as kid.
For a film called Heavy Metal, why is there only one metal band featured on the soundtrack? This should be called Hard Rock + Black Sabbath.
fun future/fantasy chain of vignettes with decent music to back the experience. negatives are shitty animation, obsession with big tits and drugs, ivan reitman
One of my favorite films of all time. It's a science fiction film, but it has five stories that combine other genres into the overall sci-fi story and theme. The other genres are film noir, romance, comedy, horror, fantasy, and war. It's an amazing animated adventure, and I love it.
Every female character in HEAVY METAL gets naked. Also, every female character is a hard-bodied, big tit vixen. And they all get fucked to smithereens by any male character who's even a little turned on by them. Shockingly, the soundtrack, in all its muffled, ducked out glory, hardly makes an impression.
This is the mind of a 10 year-old boy, back to the days when you're discovering 70s cult sci-fi and horror, rock music, and masturbation. It's pretty shitty. It looks awful, and not just because of today's standards of animation; this movie looks awful by any standards. But I'm somewhat glad it exists.
Well, you can't say the 80's weren't creative with their animation. This was a trippy, colorful ride.
Disjointed and uneven, Heavy Metal provides enough spectacle with enough audacity to remain enjoyable.
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