Yet again, here I go reviewing a film from a while back('90). However, I just saw this again and had t give it a mention.
Jason Patric is truly one of the better actors around but we rarely see him. In this one, he plays an ex-boxer who suffers from closed-head injury symptoms from blows to the head which can be seen by how he mumbles around due to his balance being affected. He gets mixed up with an alcoholic widow played by Rachel Ward and a burned out former lawman portrayed by another great actor by the name of Bruce Dern. These two lowlifes pull a reluctant Collie(Patric) into a kidnapping scheme in which the kid turns out to be diabetic making things all the more chaotic.
I know, it's from 1981; but I bought a copy recently so I had to give it a mention.
Great animation in this one! The film in it's entirety has some problems, but if you want some good Sci-Fi animation and a trip into various fantasy realms, I'd say give this a go.
For me, it's all about the Taarna segment of the film, but there certainly are many interesting things to see here; especially if you appreciate classic animation that isn't afraid of showing some nudity. Sure it's naked woman drawn in voluptuous fashion which could to some seem sexist, but I feel that is a bit extreme. I would definitely say that would be a sign of the time.
What you get is what you take and I took nothing here to be offensive. I know that's easy for me to say as a guy, but I think many people seem to get a bit carried away. So I'm just gonna stay and say tastefully done and very '81(and I mean that as a good thing).
The segment set in 2023 New York has things to it reminiscent of "The Fifth Element", perhaps a touch of "Blade Runner", and dare I say Taxi Driver".?That's a bit of a stretch, but there is a cabbie so I can't help but think of it even though it was done five years prior to Heavy Metal.
The soundtrack consists of music of the time which would mostly be good, but unfortunately kind of let me down. When I learned there was a Black Sabbath song used, I thought alright as a fan of the band. But the song used is an Ozzy-less Sabbath song(The Mob Rules), so I was disappointed with that. However, Devo's cover of "Working in a Coal Mine" put a smile on my face. Remember those guys with the red flower pots on their heads?
Oh, and I should mention there's a glowing green orb known as Loc-Nar flying around which contains the sum total of all evil in the universe to mix things up.
Well, I suppose I've said enough.
I would prefer plugging this high speed action film to those interested in cars, but due to the recent loss of my friend Paul Walker, it has become quite sad to me. His role in this series of films(Brian O'Connor) is what he's known most for, but I do wish he had landed the role of Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars pre-quels that he wanted more than anything. One thing I know for sure is that he is a Skywalker and undoubtedly one of God's best angels. His charitable work is a big part of who he was, and he was not afraid to help those in need even if it meant he was doing much of the physical labor himself.
There is a great silence in the Force indeed.
I was a bit reluctant to see this one, but I have to say that the effect of seeing from the point of view of someone in a town being ravaged by something that is not of this world and ultimately deadly in every way is quite creepy and mesmerizing. I don't say that too often.
So you'd gather that the special effects would be quite impressive and you'd be right.
I love it when someone comes up with a different MONSTER!!!
I forgot about this one, and it is worth seeing if you haven't already.
As a long time percussionist and fan of the brilliant work of Stewart Copeland, his score alone kept me engaged. Then again, you have the great Dennis Hopper as the drunken father, pre-plastic surgery Mickey Rourke as the former rumble leader called "Motorcycle Boy", and Matt Dillon as his younger brother who attempts to slip into that role while waiting for his return.
Throw Diane Lane in there as Rusty James's(Dillon) girlfriend in crime and his friends portrayed by Chris Penn and another pre-plastic surgery actor by the name of Nicolas Cage, and things may get ugly amongst the black and white film where only the rumble fish show their color.