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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!
None of them are babies.
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.
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…
I would argue that this is actually not a film. But thanks to the How Did this Get Made podcast, I enjoyed the shit out of it.
i just enjoy rollerblades as a form of transportation
What the eff is happening in this movie?!?!? I can't even begin to talk about it, because it's so bonkers. Sadly, it's also kind of dumb and boring. Not fun to watch
I'm kinda sad that Solarbabies turned out to be the 2000th movie I rate since I joined Letterboxd. I should have chosen something better for that milestone.
None of them are babies.
How amazing would it be if Point Break was a prequel to this? Not a bad movie at all. Okay there's an abundance of plot holes, but if you're watching this movie and you care about that shit you're an idiot. Hints of Mad Max, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, and The Drifting Classroom.
Everything right and everything wrong with the 80s in one convenient package.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…