I'm trying to create a full list of the subgenres. Cyberpunk can best be defined as high tech meets low…
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.
The jokes are lame and the animation is pretty crappy. It seems like they just threw the songs around without any thought to the scenes they accompany. This movie does not hold up well. But at least some of the stories are interesting.
Ik wilde eigenlijk Rundskop zien maar blijkt dat ik de Frans gedubte versie had gedownload en er no way in heel was dat ik die versie ging zien. Dus keek ik deze maar, hij was me aangeraden door een maffe Rus die ook graag naar de trage en zware muziek van SLEEP, Black Sabbath etc. luistert. En ik begrijp nu ook waarvan hij komt, de psychedelische visuals, de setting, het klopt allemaal.
Het feit is wel, het is allemaal zo over the top, de gore, het vrouwelijk naakt (er was geen vrouw die meer als 1 kledinglaag aanhad en het meest van de tijd zelfs niets), de fantasie en sci-fi setting die zo fantasie en sci-fi zijn maar echt geen…
Heavy going. Probably a formative movie for Zach Snyder, Robert Rodriguez and others directors I dislike.
If I was a straight male around 12 years old, I'm sure I would love this because bewbs, but good lord was this a waste of time for me.
The legend of this film is more interesting than the film itself.
I can't decide whether I liked John Candy more as a perverted teenager-turned mighty warrior or as a horny robot trying to score with an earth woman.
Probably a great film if you're drunk or stoned. (I was sober.)
I don't know why I keep watching this...
The animation is great. It's really colourful and exciting and the music goes well with the style. The stories are all misogynistic, juvenile fantasy type things but the worlds they are set in are all so incredibly unique and fun that it really makes the film very entertaining.
Some of the highlights are 'B-17', a genuinely tense thrilling story set in WWII with a quite horrifying ending; 'Harry Canyon' is such a cool guy and although his story is simple it's very funny and gets some social criticism in there too.
This doesn't have much of a continuous narrative, rather, this is a collection of episodes revolving around the "Loc-Nar," an evil glowing green ball hellbent on destroying humanity throughout the time and space. Each segment has a differing tone from sexual to violent to silly and cartoonish. Each segment also boasts it's own art style and quality of animation ranging from "Beavis and Butthead", to well done rotoscoping. The best part of the film would be the last half hour- what you see on the film's poster. It has the closest thing to an interesting storyline and the animation is amazing (when compared to the rest of the film). Overall, this film is a mess of unrelated ideas. If you find yourself watching this film, just try to enjoy the bizarre/trippy visuals, I guess.
It is a cool adult-themed animated movie.
Here is a list taken from the very funny book of the same list title these films span from 1970's…