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Saturn 3 Reviews

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Super Reviewer
October 27, 2014
Or Frankenstein In Space! Despite the number of A-listers working on this what we get is simply a poor effort all round, but I'd start with a weak story first.Worst than some fan made Youtube efforts I've seen ... by far.Either give it a pass or light up a joint and have a few this.
Super Reviewer
½ November 15, 2009
Fond memories of this movie. Actually, any science fiction around the late 70's to early 80's was seen as a continuation of the Star Wars exciting momentum. Re-watching with post-ROTJ blues, Saturn 3 seemed confined to a single base, with a junky robot and embarrassingly acted. The story is a shambled mess. The future technology presented now seems clunky. Harvey Keitel plays a cold snake character. Farrah and Kirk's relationship seems a bit awkward; she was so smooth and young and he was so old and wrinkled. I noticed the lack of incidental music. Most impressive was the set design of the remote space station.
Super Reviewer
½ September 6, 2010
I saw this on TV a long time ago, and I'd forgotten what it was about, but reading the summary on here it sounds like everyone falls in love with Farrah Fawcett in outer space, and that just sounds silly, no wonder I didn't rate it so high.
Super Reviewer
½ April 4, 2009
This was another late seventies technophobic movie where everyone was firghtened of the future....Great evil robot and cool space based romp.
Super Reviewer
½ April 9, 2008
More fun than anything, it's well worth a watch for Keitel's performance... and the robot's.
May 17, 2007
The plot of this movie is just a story about an evil robot. Farrah Fawcett and Kirk Douglas are living alone on a future space station near Saturn. Supposedly they are growing food to send back to earth. Harvey Keitel brings them a robot to help make them more efficient. Harvey Keitel imprints his memories into the robot. When the robot realizes that Harvey Keitel is mentally unstable and has killed the real designer of the robot, it turns on Keitel and kills him. He then tries to kill Farrah and Kirk Douglas. The real reason for the movie is to give Farrah a chance to show some skin and to run around in revealing outfits. The story is so predictable it's kind of boring. Kirk Douglas was in his 60's when he made this movie and Farrah was in her 20's. It's kind of creepy seeing an old man with a woman 40 years younger. It's also kind of sad to think Kirk Douglas is still alive and Farrah died way too young.
February 18, 2012
In the future, the world is over-crowded and in need of food. A pair of scientists (who are also lovers) work by themselves on a moon of Saturn researching food production. An off-balance astronaut travels to their base to get their research back on track (it doesnt appear that the two do any work ever). The astronaut (Harvey Keitel) brings with him a robot he can (barely) control with his thoughts. Harvey disrupts the scientists' idyllic lifestyle as he lusts for the female of the pair played by Farrah Fawcett (the robot wants her ass too). Not only does the new resident eat dogs, he has great pick-up lines such as "You have a great body. May I use it?" Even with the Terminator-like chase, this was really boring as all hell (and seeing Kirk Douglas' rear-end sure didnt help things!). Other similarities can be found with Alien and 2001 (plus the intro was a total Star Wars rip-off/tribute).
September 5, 2013
With the standout scene being a naked Kirk Douglas kicking a leather clad Harvey Keitel's ass, this film otherwise manages to be jarringly un-fun for it's seemingly endless 88 minute running time. It's the decision-making that went into this film that is the real horror.
April 27, 2013
Heres my review. Pyscho space captain on Saturn wants to bang Farrah Fawcett, he builds giant psycho robot that also wants to bang Farrah Fawcett. The 12 year old in me almost relate.
½ May 5, 2012
Ticks so many sci-fi boxes and throws in some very interesting actors and yet utterly fails to be an interesting film. The plot is so under developed that it fails to create a single memorable scene or even idea. The sets are well made but also so generic the movie fails to have a distinct look or feel to set it apart. The best way to view is with friends who like deconstructing faulty movies and having fun at its expense.
July 1, 2009
Wouldn't it have been cool if this movie was called "Saturn 3-D"? Then it would seem like this gigantic turd was coming right at your face!!
March 1, 2009
Though Saturn 3 plays like a 50's B-movie nowadays, it was slightly ahead of its time in 1980 (though Alien had completely beaten it to the punch) as a dark and brooding sci-fi thriller that featured 3 very established actors including Kirk Douglas, Farrah Fawcett, and Harvey Keitel, as well a very well-established director in Stanely Donen (the same director of such classics as Bedazzled, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, and Singing in the Rain). In the future, there is no singing, or clean living on planet Earth as most people reside in space. There's not much of a storyline behind this, or Harvey Keitel's menacing psychopathic character, who kills a fellow major and infiltrates a spacecraft with a superbrain to take to Saturn 3 where Kirk Douglas (up there in years, but really plays against type) and Farrah Fawcett (Douglas' trophy fuck toy) reside where they grow food and stuff for the space population. Keitel's character is infatuated with Fawcett and wants her sweet stuff, which he plans to take after building a super robot to take over the station and replace Douglas' character. Things get screwy when Keitel puts his intellect into the robot and gives it a murderous edge, as well as a lustful edge towards Fawcett. And then the madness begins as the robot starts hunting them all down. Not a bad sci-fi film, but could have been so much more if they had developed it out into a tense 2, 2 and a half hour thriller instead of an 88 minute slightly comical thriller. The best part of the film involves the robot, which is actually pretty creepy at times. The dubbed voice of Harvey Keitel is also creepy. Seriously, that cannot be HIS voice.
½ December 13, 2008
Horny robot goes after Farrah Fawcett. Weird just for the cast attracted. See Hardware for a better version of this.
November 11, 2007
I think it has the first depiction of a wet wired interface in a sci-fi film
Matrix owes this film a nod
April 6, 2005
:fresh: :fresh: :fresh: :fresh: :fresh: [font=Comic Sans MS][size=3]A bizzar si-fi film even by si-fi standerds. It's gory and cheesy. But not rippoff of anything other than the whole idea about technolgy being the worst thing that can happen to us. There's some "Frankenstine" at work here to. Maybe a dash of HAL9000.[/size][/font]
½ February 9, 2016
OH look, a space horror film that's actually scary and has actual characters in it. Hell even the age difference isn't that out of place in this setting, only taking off half a star for a weirdness in the beginning and something unresolved later on.
April 12, 2015
panned and hated by critics I liked this directed by musical director Stanley Donan.
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