Who will rule the future?
In a future in which most water has disappeared from the Earth, we find a group of children, mostly teenagers, who are living at an orphanage, run by the despotic rulers of the new Earth. The group in question plays a hockey based game on roller skates and is quite good. It has given them a unity that transcends the attempts to bring them to heel by the government. Finding an orb of special power, they find it has unusual effects on them. They escape from the orphanage (on skates) and try to cross the wasteland looking for a place they can live free as the storm-troopers search for them and the orb.
1986 post-apocalyptic sci-fi film. Fun in teenage rollerblader dystopia! Part Tank Girl. Part Rollerball. Not really but kinda.
Not as bad as I remembered, but not really good either. Some good ideas mixed with some bad dialogue, and a very dreadful score. For fans of post apocolyptic movies it maybe worth checking out if you ignore the music, shut your brain off and enjoy the scenery. Everyone else should stay far away.
Every so often, you come across a movie where it seems like the only participants who weren’t putting in a serious effort were the ones in charge. Solarbabies is such a film, where it seems like the director, producers, and screenwriters just didn’t care enough to put any polish on it. It’s too bad, because the actors — led by Jami Gertz and Jason Patric, who would pair up again a year later in The Lost Boys — all seem to be taking the film reasonably seriously, putting in honest efforts at making their characters believable when the script isn’t actively working against them. Even so, I can’t deny that I had fun watching this film, so I can’t give it a truly bad score. But it has far too many flaws for me to give it a truly good score either. Read full review.
92 of 365 in 2013.
94 of 365 in 2013.
An attempt at an awesome premise but doesn't even get close.
Pole-vaulting a gate while on roller skates.
Well trained hawks.
Some sort of roller derby style game that never gets explained or bears any weight.
This is an attempt at best. Watch Dune instead.
If this film had come out after the advent of inline skates, it would have been an unmitigated catastrophe. Instead, the sight of those clunky four-wheelers on everyone's feet just helps make every scene unintentionally hilarious. And where did they find that title?
A wonderful 80s guilty pleasure film with Richard Jordan's amazing, over-the-top performance as the villain.
I avoided this in the 80s as I'd heard it was terrible, but seeing in now it definitely is bad in a very entertaining way. Definitely a case of "you got your Roller Ball in my Road Warrior! You got your Road Warrior in my Roller Ball" with a side of E.T.