An odd little Sci Fi film with Bill Paxton and Mark Hamill, it was made in England with what I think of as "Dr. Who effects"-- the visuals were rather cheesy, but the script is good and it has some fine acting. The story isn't really much-- bounty hunters chasing each other across a post-apocolyptic Earth-- but the characters are well handled. Paxton is so much fun to watch, and Hamill makes a suprisingly sinister villian. I won't say it's a diamond in the rough, but it's a solid piece of craftsmanship inexplicably buried in the dump bin. If you run across it at your local Video Hut, it's worth checking out.
"Man against nature, and we lost. I could have told them that up front, but nobody asked me."-Matt Owens (Bill Paxton)
the most underrated sci-fi flick along with Alien4
[color=black][font=Tahoma]In the future a massive wind known as the ?slipstream? has blown most of civilization off of the planet. The survivors of this storm have banded together in different groups. Bill Paxton (Aliens) plays a free spirited jock just trying to get by. [/font][/color]
[color=black][font=Tahoma]Mark Hamill (Star Wars) is a perplexing bounty hunter who is hot on the trail of a stuffed shirt cyborg that?s wanted for murder. Its one part Mad-Max, one part Blade Runner, shaken and stripped of any sense. Wind worshiping cults and the not so slick one-liners...[/font]
[color=black][font=Tahoma]This movie suffers from some really poor editing and it destroys the continuity. A third of the film is padded out with aerial photography which makes one wonder if the producer didn?t come up with this idea during one of his private flight lessons. [/font][/color]
[color=black][font=Tahoma]Sitting through it?s worth it on this one as the climax reeks of B-movie splendor. Full of laughs, squirms and guffaws.[/font][/color]
[font=Tahoma]Sorry Mark, not enough Force buddy.[/font]