I threw Trancers on late last night to break up the hours of Adam Curtis I had been watching. Truthfully I mostly expected some cheesy bad fun that I would eye roll at and allow my brain to take a breather. My brain definitely still got a break, but I was surprised just how much I wound up enjoying this flick.
For a movie made (presumably) on a low low 80's budget, we get a surprising amount of creativity, both in setting, which has a distinct Blade Runner vibe, and in character, all of whom are pitch perfect casting and fully invested in the parts.
But perhaps it's strongest attribute is that it only runs about 75 minutes long, never overstaying it's welcoming or overdoing it's charm. If you need dumb fun you could do a lot worse.
Then again how can you go wrong with Tim Thomerson playing a character named Detective Jack Deth.