Saturn 3 Reviews

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April 12, 2015
panned and hated by critics I liked this directed by musical director Stanley Donan.
January 7, 2015
Ive never understood the reason people dont rate this movie. The movie is really a psychological thriller about a sociopath given too much power over a couple in a remote location, but set in space. effects wise, the movie goes for an update of the 1970s b movie genre and manages to create a sinister oppressive feel to the environment that adds to the overall isolation. Terrible editing and not enough pacing ruin the first half of the movie with conversations being dubbed badly and edited to move them along, stealing impact from the dramatic overtones of the first meeting between the scientists and Captain Benson, but its the Frankenstein monster robot, Hector, that makes this movie. for 1980, the only comparable movie effect of its type was Alien. the 9 foot robot is particularly menacing at times, learning from the sociapathic tendencies of Harvey Kietel as he lust after Farah Fawcett and ends up giving Hector a murderous streak that leads to Benson's death. All in all, I found it a rare gem in a time period that was filled with many b movies which fared better (Battle beyond the Stars, Battlestar Galactica, etc...) At least this was an attempt at making something much more original for the time whilest most film companies were responding to Star Wars by releasing any old tripe.
January 7, 2015
Makes mid 70's Dr. Who look like 2001. Douglas, Keitel and Fawcett are all wasted here...particularly the latter who spends the entire film being lecherously ogled by everyone involved even the annoying robot.
½ November 16, 2014
A somewhat dated film but still quite enjoyable to watch. Not one to bother watching again though
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.
April 12, 2014
The best thing I can say about this movie, is that it's got amazing sets.
April 12, 2014
The best part of this film? Proof that Harvey Keitel has been young. But a butt nekkid Kirk Douglas still kicked his a**.
½ February 25, 2014
Saturn 3, for all intents and purposes, is a B movie. It's not exactly a strong one, but it's not exactly weak either. You can tell within the first five or ten minutes what this film is all about and why it came into being. It's a bit of an amalgam of all of the things that were popular at the time having to do with science fiction: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars and Alien, especially Alien. Even the score evokes these films. It features a terrible performance from Farrah Fawcett, who is simply present for her goods, but there's also Harvey Keitel and Kirk Douglas. It's a real head-scratcher of a movie, especially considering that Stanley Donen came in to finish the film half-way through the production. He directed films like Singin' the Rain and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, and really nothing like this, so the movie's odd all around. The monster/robot isn't much of a winner either. The movie is still interesting to watch, despite all of its flaws, of which there are many.
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.
November 14, 2013
Harvey Keitel builds a robot named Hector which turns evil on account by falling in love with the beautiful Farrah Fawcett. Kirk Douglas plays the older scientist who gets to sleep with Fawcett's character for much of movie. A bizarre love triangle takes place in a space station on Saturn 3 between Keitel, his robot and Douglas who all lust after Fawcett since she's the only woman around. I liked the thriller aspect of the robot turned evil and wants to kill, but at times it was too boring as a story to be interesting. What was interesting was the set design on Saturn 3 and the effects of course.
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).
½ September 22, 2013
Everything about this film has aged terribly.
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.
July 21, 2013
Laughably awful in almost every way, from the acting to the costumes to the sets. A couple of good ideas buried under loads of shit. Even Fawcett's boobies couldn't save it...
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.
March 16, 2013
I'm guessing what this movie mainly lacks is suspense, even with three people and one robot on a spaceship. Although, I have to admit that Kirk Douglas gives a decent performance from start to finish.
May 21, 2012
Love this movie. One of my favorites that I think didn't get the positive reviews that it deserved. Great Futuristic love triangle that is Horror and Sci-Fi .... Not really for children due to gore and nudity... Ahead of its time .... A great movie !!!
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.
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