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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.
Have you seen Solarbabies? .........no?? ......well good for you!
Rollerblading teens escape their orphanage/prison with their pet Godball and have as much dystopian adventure as a PG-13 rating allows. There's a magic kid with an owl and a torture chamber nicked from Orwell in there too.
Sometimes I feel like I've almost made my peace with the 1980s and then I watch something like this. I blame Reagan.
This film is so great, it has everything I ever want out of an adventure film, plus it's set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland AND the cool teens are on ROLLERBLADES.
I never thought I could be invested in the survival of an actual sphere but I got totally into this. The sets are brilliant, the cast are charismatic and it's got some banging songs in it.
None of them are babies.
Way too many scenes of people looking around in wonder.
I used to love this film when I was a kid. Not sure why....probably because Jami Gertz is in it.
Holy shit! I can't believe I never saw this film growing up. It doesn't get more 80's than Solarbabies. Well, from a production stand-point, as the film is set in a post-Apocalyptic dystopian society. But the soundtrack definitely has the cheap 80's tone to it, which most/many may find terrible, however I find it quite nostalgic and pleasant.
From a casting standpoint, this film has a lot of future Hollywood stars in it, such as Jason Patric, Jami Gertz, a really young Lucas Haas, and one of my favorite 80's iconic teens, Peter DeLuise! (21 Jump Street yo!!!). You will probably also see a lot of people who were totally unknown at the time, but are famous now (besides some…
What can be said about this film? ... It's not good. It's pretty boring. But it does have an impressive cast just before they made it big. Honestly, Mel Brooks produced a Roger Corman film. I wish the end result was funnier in its badness.
Enjoyable mix of Mad Max, Starlight Express, and YA.
Fun little trip down nostalgia lane. This movie is really stupid. But... The cast does spend about 50% of the time on roller skates and that, my friends, is what I like to call an easy win.
Si ha la tentazione di sopravvalutarlo per via di alcune belle intuizioni di mitologia e design - niente questo, niente Turbo Kid - ma rimane sfilacciatissimo e con l'assurda insistenza di appoggiare diverse scene su un'empatia verso i personaggi che in realtà non si è mai guadagnato.
On a rewatch I am unsure as to why I liked this so nuch as a kid.
A terrible mash up of Rollerball, E.T., and Mad Max, with some recognizable actors and produced by Mel Brooks, for God knows what reason.
I first heard about this one on "How did this get made?" and knew pretty quickly it was a movie I had to experience myself.
I guess you could best describe it as a blend of Mad Max + The Goonies + another movie not as good as those two + roller skates.
The main draw for me is just how absurd and random it is.
I'm a big fan of crazy, maybe lesser known 80's films and I think this one fits in there nicely.
Nothing about it really makes sense.
That this was a movie made and shown in theaters in 1986 is amazing.
Best I can tell a group of kids who belong to an orphanage in…
Very watchable considering it seems to have been 5 different movies plots thrown into a blender and committed to film.
122 of 366 in 2016
How Did This Get Made? #45
Man oh man. It's so close to being decent but it just doesn't come together. A complete mess.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…