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Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

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In this weakly scripted, dull sci-fi adventure, three women have been shipwrecked somewhere in the galaxy on planet Terra Eleven and now Wolff (Peter Strauss), the pilot of a salvage ship, his friend Washington (Ernie Hudson), and the orphaned Niki (Molly Ringwald) are out to rescue them. Along the way, the trio face several life-threatening situations, and as they escape each danger intact, their final encounter with the evil Overdog McNabb (Michael Ironside) draws ever closer. With a wobbly

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Science Fiction & Fantasy

Dec 4, 2001

Columbia Pictures

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A muddled science fiction tale.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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What could have been a sci-fi horror classic is instead just a better-than-average children's adventure story.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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It attempts so much that it will probably remind you of at least a dozen other pirate, gladiator, horror and science-fiction stories, because its own plot is none too distinctive and is seriously overcrowded.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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With a bigger dose of originality, Spacehunter could have become a popular, enduring sci-fi adventure.

July 11, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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At least nobody will have to stand in line to see this film now that the third Star Wars has opened: Spacehunter is not nearly as good as Return of the Jedi, and it's clearly intended for the same audience.

July 11, 2014 Full Review Source: People Magazine
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The producers in their infinite wisdom decided to release it five days before the single most anticipated science fiction epic of all time.

May 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Mania.com
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Ages like good cheese

April 6, 2003

Audience Reviews for Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

If you're a big fan of either Molly Ringwald or 80s sci-fi movies in general, I highly recommend this movie. I loved it, it has a good story, good actors, and it's fun. Of course it isn't one of the best sci-fi movies of the 80s, but I love it anyway.
January 13, 2011
ajv2688

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With a small known cast of Ernie Hudson, Molly Ringwald and a well hidden Michael Ironside this sci-fi film starts off nicely with pretty good looking spaceships, land transports, costumes and a quirky neat feel that reminds you of 'The Ice Pirates' and a gentle 'Mad Max 3'. Unfortunatley the film starts to slide badly from the midway point and loses its reasonable sensible side to become a silly and tacky...almost barbarian type film with amazonian women and dragon type water creatures to a stupid looking evil villian that Clive Barker may have stolen for the Channard Cenobite idea in 'Hellraiser 2' .
August 15, 2010
phubbs1

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Peter Strauss, interplanetary adventurer and 15 year old Molly Ringwald team up to defeat the Forbidden Zone - a planet with all sorts of evil beings. I found this a really corny movie, although who knew that Molly acted in science fiction movies?
April 19, 2009
Redlats

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Oh, good grief...
June 21, 2008
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