Movies that are slightly off.
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.
Film #11 of the May Scavenger Hunt
Task #23 A non-horror anthology film
As a big fan of metal, mostly Sludge, Stoner, and Prog, I found this incredibly disappointing. The soundtrack is rather good, but it's most definitely not metal aside from a few songs. I like Stevie Nicks as much as the next flamboyant straight dude, but it was really surprising hearing her in this. The stories are all every stereotypical sci-fi schlock except with no interesting themes discussed beyond "TITS". Sad that the film is so bland because the animation is fuckin stellar.
If I had a time machine, I'd fill it up with heavy doobies and go back to opening night for this movie.
Maybe the pinnacle of late 70's/early 80's Liberal film making under the Carter years. This definitely elicits feelings of a certain time and place that I wish I could have been older than I was at the time to experience.
Watchable, but this would've worked better as the music video I thought it would be. The storytelling leaves something to be desired.
The films soundtrack still holds up, but the stories and animation for the most part don't. Blu-ray is surprisingly grainy in some parts.
Gorgeous animation, fun sci-fi storytelling, great voice work (John Candy especially!), and an energetic soundtrack don't quite make up for the ridiculous sexism and juvenile attitude of this movie. Like so much grown-up work went into making of this and yet it's hard to believe adults were involved at all because most of it feels like it came from the mind of an entitled, horny 14-year-old boy. I assume that is exactly who the audience is for this but it's still kind of frustrating and ultimately distracting when every single woman in your movie loses her top within minutes of being introduced. (Not that nudity is a big deal but when every woman is a literal object, it's just boring.)…
What better film to watch high with friends on a Saturday night? Despite not being good in any traditional sense, it's very entertaining and fun to watch.
Haha, this movie is everything I expected it to be and more. Just stoner, metal bro excess at its finest.
It's juvenile nonsense. But entertaining juvenile nonsense.
Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction in a future setting that tends to focus on the society of the…