Heavy Metal 2000 Reviews
June 27, 2011
Fuck this movie kicks ass.
May 16, 2014
This nothing like the original. The art style is different, the heavy metal songs are more modern and the worst of the metal songs from 2000. Seriously, it's like they picked the worst songs they had to work with and some of them from bands with far better and more popular songs. It's also no longer an anthology but more of one story where it's pretty similar to other fantasy/science fiction stories out there. However, I sill enjoyed it a bit and don't think it's as bad as people say it is. It still feels like a run-of-the-mill science fiction/fantasy with a revenge story, but not awful to the point of being unwatchable.
October 9, 2014
Though just as gratuitous and violent as the first film, Heavy Metal 2000 tries something a little different. Instead of an anthology, this time a single story is told; after her world is attacked by a mad warmonger Julie chases him across the stars seeking revenge. Michael Ironside, Julie Strain, and Billy Idol lead the cast and give pretty good voice performances. The animation style is also fairly well-done, but can be a little flat at times. However, the music is unremarkable and doesn't really add much to the film. While it's somewhat entertaining, Heavy Metal 2000 is a wholly unnecessary sequel that doesn't do anything for the series and lacks the unique style and tone of the original.
September 28, 2014
Just a bad and joyless retread of the 1981 cult classic with an unmemorable soundtrack.
July 14, 2014
Its Unrelentingly noisey & unecceaerly cruel . Plus the only thing resembling a story arc here was how the female hero ends up wearing less and less clothing as the film went on.
July 24, 2010
It may be better than its predecessor but the film does not feel like a heavy metal movie. A bit less sexist a bit better animation (obviously). it is still not memorable in any way
May 20, 2014
A truly sub-par follow-up to cult-classic original, Heavy Metal 2000 is deficient on almost every level from storyline to characters to music. Perhaps the animation has advance, but that does little to make this seem like more than an effort to cash in on a cult classic.
May 20, 2014
Worse than the original, full of eye rolling tropes but with a few interesting casting choices (Billy Idol, Michael Ironside and the fantastic 'queen of the Bs' Julie Strain). Unfortunately the convoluted plot and lackluster action kicks it out of the 'so bad it's good category, unlike its 1981 predecessor.
May 18, 2014
I really enjoyed the original Heavy Metal, and thought it was a fine animated featured that blended many film genres. As well as that, the film boasted a great soundtrack filled some truly awesome hard rock, heavy metal songs. This sequel on the hands is a step down the classic film, and it never really becomes anything truly entertaining for the viewer. The problem with the film is that the music selection just doesn't work, and it's late 90's rock, metal music that just doesn't cut it. The original worked very well because the songs were varied, and each artist selected had some truly awesome tunes to bring to the film. With this follow up, the filmmakers offer up a good film, but it never realizes its full potential. The film is enjoyable, and entertaining, but the film could also have been better. I really wanted to enjoy the film a bit more, but I felt that stories didn't work, and that the original didn't need a sequel. Heavy Metal 2000 should mostly be seen as a curiosity, and in many ways that's how the film plays out. The film is average, but never becomes great by any means, and it's a shame because this could have been a great sequel. However the music just doesn't have that timeless quality that the original Heavy Metal did, and this one lack s any real memorable story. The original, every segment was great, original, funny, horrifying and action packed. This one just feels like the filmmakers tried to replicate the formula of the first, but it never realizes its potential because, the first picture was so good, and is a film classic. Nonetheless, this film is good, never great either and it's not that bad, but for a sequel, it suffers the same faith as so many other sequels have, and that's to make a sequel that matches or exceeds the original, which this one certainly doesn't do.
January 31, 2014
One line summary: Not PC, guns blazing, swords slashing, revenge, spaceships, ample bosoms, aliens, and metal sound track.
An ordinary space miner named Tyler touches a shard of a glowing rock that gives him a hunger for power and a thirst for immortality. He attacks a space colony, Eden, to kill people and collect survivors who have a precious substance in their blood. Unfortunately for Tyler, he kidnapped Kerrie, but left alive her sister Julie. Germain was in his crew, but when Germain tries to protect Kerrie, Tyler leaves Germain behind.
Jule dragoons Germain, and they follow Tyler on his journey to a jump point. They hitch a ride just before Tyler's ship enters the wormhole (the 'jump point'). Tyler tries to kill them. The results are really bad for both ships. They crash on a nearby planet where Julie meets Odin and his rock-like assistant. Odin is in search of the 'Key' (the glowing rock) which Julie is oblivious to.
Tyler becomes leader of a local race of lizard people. He searches for the pool of the pure substance that will give him immortality. Odin leads Julie to Tyler's ship, where she rescues Kerrie. They go back to the city that protects the pool and the chamber of immortality.
Will Julie and her new friends be able to protect the city from the lizard horde? Will they keep Tyler from his goal?
Art/Animation: 6/10 Varies from barely competent to good. It seems a bit weak for a film made around 2000. Also, the use of mixed productions modes (some flat, some hand drawn, some done by export of 3d modelling) is rather distracting.
Sound: 8/10 The sound levels might have been a bit better balanced. The metal background music seemed to be kept too low compared to the sound levels for gunfire, explosions and voices.
Voice: 10/10 Michael Ironside, Julie Strain, Billy Idol, and Pier Paquette were all fine.
Screenplay: 7/10 The twin quests for revenge and for immortality move the story right along. However, the story lacks the powerful heart and heroism of the first film.
September 27, 2013
Oh, fuck you! Really? Not one positive review? Well, here's one. Great animation. Great music. An awesome violent sci-fi fantasy erotica adventure ride with Michael Ironside as the badguy and starring the gorgeous B-movie queen Julie Strain who was the inspiration for the original F.A.K.K. 2. It is awesome comic book adventure ride that is clearly not for everyone given these pathetic scores. This movie is awesome! If you don't like it, you know what? It was meant for you in the first place.
August 27, 2009
I haven't gotten around to reading the Eastman/Bisley comic series yet, but this adaptation is dreadful. Despite the gorgeous source material, the animation looks terrible. If not for the tacky CGI, I would swear Ralph Bakshi made this in 1982.
February 9, 2013
Suffice it to say, this was rather disappointing. The 2D animation looks like a Saturday morning cartoon, and the 3D animation is even worse. The characters, though they have competent voice actors, are guilty of cliche dialogue, in what could have been a good plot. There's more violence, nudity and gore than in the original, but it simply isn't animated well enough to pass as better. The soundtrack on the other hand, is really good, and is actually what attracted me to this movie in the first place. Overall, it's decent, and the 3-star rating comes from the actually well picked music selection. But it could have been so much better.
December 20, 2012
While the film boast sleeker and cleaner animation it is a severe downgrade in terms of storytelling compared to it's predecessor. While the original 1981 film focused on a series of stories bridged together by a common element (the Loc-Nar) this film focuses solely on one overly drawn out, poorly written plot. The films soundtrack is also lacking compared to the previous and is more noise than anything. The voice acting also suffers with actors, Billy Idol aside, sounding monotonous when delevering lines. Overall there is little here that will attract fans of the previous and those looking for an animated sci-fi should look elsewhere.
January 28, 2013
The first Heavy Metal film was so bad it was good but then never tried to be anything more than it was. Heavy Metal 2 is so bad it's bad. It has none of the charm of the first film and has very little in common. The story is dull and is devoid of humour, the 80 mins felt like 80 hours. Huge disappointment.
January 2, 2013
try not to compare it to the origonal and its a decent movie
October 13, 2012
Perhaps the worst sequel of all time. Admittedly, the first movie isn't high art, but it at least managed to be entertaining. This film is basically a bunch of jerks who never grew up, watched the first movie, and decided they could make it more juvenile, less intelligent, and fill it with worse music in order to laugh at people for giving them free money. This movie should die for existing.
October 3, 2012
Much like in the original, the animation is bad, as is the story, voice acting, jokes, soundtrack and basicly everything else that makes a movie. This time around they added some computer graphics, but that just seems to make it worse. However, just like the original it's surprisingly entertaining, there's a quality to it I can't define, a bit like looking at a bar fight from a distance.
June 28, 2012
good animated movie with good soundtrack.