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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.
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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Here's a shambling wreck of a sci-fi action movie that is an affront to anyone that has a brain. Or even half a brain. Even for the 1980s, there aren't many major releases as puerile as the horribly-titled Solarbabies.
Sure, I know, I'm not exactly the target age-group for Solarbabies, but I'm not sure who would be. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic future (is there any other kind in the movies?) where the planet has been reduced to endless deserts, water is a precious commodity and children are regularly rounded up and sent to government run orphanages. These orphanages are sort of a combination of prison farm, work camp and roller rink. Really. Apparently, some of the kiddies…
For seventeen long years my home was the indoctrination orphanage where I learned the art of roller lacrosse. I was the best stickman in the league and the e-police rewarded my skills handsomely. Tara was just about to stop calling me a creature of filth and start putting out at any moment. Then Jason, that left-brained bastard appeared and started forcing me to mess with him. We dueled all night on the roller-court where I realized I had finally met my match... Or perhaps my greatest friend.
An Ood lost its ball
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mm, those are some good looking orphans
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.
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