Heavy Metal 2000 Reviews
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.
The Nerd from "Robot Chicken" must have thrown this flick together, or at least some Mom's-Basement-Dweller with a clear obsession with BOOBIES(th), BOOBIES(th), and MORE BOOBIES(th)!
Even with all its mindless violence, gratuitous cartoonudies, and adolescent sex fantasies, this little animated adventure has its own quirky charm, foremost is that it's FREE on "Crackle."
If I had to pay any money to see this, I reckon I'd be madder than "Tyler," who gets a dinosaur tusk rammed into his windpipe when he's trying to bone "Julie."
Ah, but since this flick was free, I was free to enjoy its silliness with reckless abandon.