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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.
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…
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.
Gather 'round, deeply troubled kiddies, because this is your daddy's "Metalocalypse" we're talking about! "Heavy metal, heavy metal, what do you want?" Yeah, I had to go with Judas Priest because the Sammy Hagar and Don Felder songs of the same name is already in this movie, although Rob Halford is one of the last metalheads you'd expect to be interested in a hot warrior chick. It's all sorts of naked chicks, sex and violence, this isn't so much "Heavy Metal" as much as it's "Thrash Metal", or "Death Metal", or, I don't know, whatever nonsense the Americans came up with to corrupt a cool and rather sophisticated form of hard rock the Brits came up with. He might write…
"Harry, can I sleep with you?" - "Yeah, sure."
I meant to watch this for a while now, because it seemed to promise a rare case of animation that's not aimed at children. The film however is mostly childish in a bad way. Like the first clumsily sexual dream of a teenager.
The voice acting at times is really enjoyable and lends the movie some much needed depth by fleshing out some of the characters and ideas just enough to make a few segments in this anthology more entertaining than others.
Apart from some good songs, I actually found the film's original score (composed by Elmer Bernstein) worth listening to.
A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism, sci-fi and horror. I remember seeing the preview for this one off of Cinemax back in my teens. They were showing it late night and I only saw two clips of it and had to get a look, so I set my VCR. I've had a copy of this in some shape or form ever since. This has not aged particularly well, the stories are extremely loosely based off ones that actually appeared in the Heavy Metal magazine. Probably one of the best things about this film is the soundtrack which is still fantastic. This isn't one I'd recommend to anyone as most people are probably going to hate it, but it's one that I manage to watch at least once a year.
A gorgeous melange of style, story, and music, Heavy Metal is one of the more bizarre animated features that still manages to hold together as a coherent whole. Jumping from story to story, with little to connect them save a penchant for the fantastical and an eerily evil glowing green orb, the film always seems to have some new visual trick to pull off, character to have fun with, or joke to tell. It may not reach the emotional heights of Pixar at the top of their game - though, to be fair, it isn't trying to - but this is one stunning display of imaginative visuals put to motion.
One of the best films I've ever seen, this animated film takes on several tales of love, danger and excitement! Both horrifying and erotically illustrious at the same time, Heavy Metal is truly ahead of its' time.
The movie looks great, and has a really awesome style about it. The music, too, is pretty badass and a terrific soundtrack to a good visual movie -- but the material is incredibly shallow.
This is totally a style-over-substance movie. If you want something to look at, and maybe do so while under the influence of something (anything) - you'll probably have a great time.
But if you're looking for something more, it'll disappoint unfortunately. Regardless, it's still worth seeing once in your life. If only to appreciate its style and to say you've seen it.
This was the vhs tape you would rent all the time from your local video store. The tape you tricked your parents into thinking it was just some cartoon. You and your buddies couldn't wait for the parents to go to bed so you can see some cartoon boobies and pop a chub.
The movie is awesome. The comic's that the movie is based off of are awesome. The soundtrack is awesome. This movie is 100 hundred percent awesome. It also has cartoon tits and ass but don't tell your parents. Beware of the Locnar.
Still remains one of the best fucking soundtracks of its era.
Listen to the review here: reverendphantom.podomatic.com/entry/2015-03-20T12_49_52-07_00
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