Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)
Average Rating: 3.2/10
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Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 9
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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
May 20, 1983 Wide
Dec 4, 2001
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What could have been a sci-fi horror classic is instead just a better-than-average children's adventure story.
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.
With a bigger dose of originality, Spacehunter could have become a popular, enduring sci-fi adventure.
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.
The producers in their infinite wisdom decided to release it five days before the single most anticipated science fiction epic of all time.
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