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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.
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.
Heavy metal. Cool.
Utterly batshit mental. Definitely need to give it a second run through but essentially, this is the fevered fap material seemingly from the diseased mind of a 14 year old boy.
Brilliant but totally obtuse.
A campy animation that perhaps may be too inconsistent for its own good. While its themes were intriguing and some of the animation was cool, nothing was fleshed-out far enough to keep me interested through its duration. Its weighs its dependence on cliché and predictability. All in all, the idea of this film is much cooler than what the final product solidifies.
An old favorite.
Rather than talk about how nonsensically disjointed this movie is, or how the rotoscope animation ranges from decent to awful, or how the soundtrack seems dropped onto the different segments without any thought, I instead chose to take a log of every instance of nudity in the film, since that's why the movie has a following to begin with:
-10:15 Nip slip
-12:38 Woman strips for sex
-21:40 Nude attempted sacrifice
-23:00 Would-be sex scene
-25:51 Comatose nude woman
-28:28 Accidental breast grab
-29:10 Spontaneous sex w/evil queen
-30:48 Another nude sacrifice
-31:47 Naked queen runs in
-50:06 No nudity, but attempted rape
-54:10 Nude woman post-sex with robot
-1:06:12 Nude woman strips, then dresses for a LONG time, until 1:08:02
-1:16:59 Bound in the nude
-1:17:35 Nude woman in pit after being whipped
The only segment of the movie that's truly good is the B-52 sequence; you're better off watching that, then go listen to some Judas Priest.
A pterodactyl that protects a clan of warrior women, a mouse robot that's perpetually horny, a corrupt space captain that runs a preschool prostitution ring - the wide array of stuff feigns iridescence, but it's all rather shapeless. Most of the vignettes feel like the bridge to something larger, but the frame story itself is thin - a loose means to move between worlds - and it may have worked better had they ditched it, because the orb doesn't have much to do with anything, and yet each story is obligated to make something of it, i.e. the cabby segment is the strongest, its scummy New York underworld worth investigating, but the story packs up in a hurry once the…
Been years since I've seen this,the only things that i still remembered were the huge-titted babes offers,the tits and the weird animation style :)
The stories were simply not all that good really.
The film is an anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories adapted from and inspired by Heavy Metal magazine, and really captures the feeling of flipping through such a publication, going through various genres and tones but retaining an underlying feeling of wonder and sense of humour. The animation style feels a bit rough but manages to strike an effective balance between those two tones, pulling off both epic alien vistas and clever caricatures equally convincingly, and is well supported by the hard rock soundtrack. While the framing device isn't all that interesting, the sections are of surprisingly consistent quality. My favourite would be "Den", in which a teenage nerd is transformed into a muscular he-man in a far away…
There are some nice Moebius backgrounds but mostly this is all about the animated boobs and poor animation. There is almost no story at all.
An insane, silly, proto-pornographic mess of baffling sci-fi stories and annoying ‘80s songs. It's not funny enough, or self-aware enough, to charm us into those things, but the artwork is at least not terrible.
I've been meaning to watch this guy ever since South Park did the cat huffing episode.
I was about to give this a 1 or 2 star rating, but the Taarna segment at the end is absolutely beautiful, both visually and musically (I really was expecting heavy metal music, but instead got mind blowing cues from Elmer Bernstein). I think the filmmakers would have been better served here by expanding the Taarna segment into an entire film, and junking the other segments.
But hey, what do I know, the Loc-nar made me write all this.
Heavy Metal is bizarre cartoon pornography that becomes really disappointing due to the lack of a cohesive storyline and actual Heavy Metal music.
After seeing the episode of South Park which was heavily inspired by this film I decided to give it a watch straight away. I didn't really know what to expect other than it probably being bad (as several ratings suggested and short reviews mentioned). It was made over 30 years ago after all. So being 'outdated' is out of the question. The main culprits were the animation and some of the culture. But I say animation is art, and art never really goes out of date. Even if it loses its cultural relevance. And due to the fact that the film 's cultural relevance doesn't matter too much because it's sci-fi, I guess I can let that slide too.
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