Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
Molly Ringworm's first movie. Also, I believe it is an old 3d movie. So real cheesy "coming at you" effects.
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I'm watching it right now and there's just so much to riff. It's like Mad Max in space, but then it's like Running Man in space, if Running Man had taken place in an obstacle course that crossed Legends of the Hidden Temple with American Ninja Warrior and lit everything on fire or covered it in swords. All the descriptions of the film, and a bit of exposition at the beginning, speak of the planet being plagued with a fatal disease. It never comes up again. I guess everyone who caught it died or something. Also the big bad's name is Overdog. He has an accordion bellybutton, big robot lobster claws, and a head like Fester Adams, just like a real dog!
The only movie I've seen in 3D to date, and it is a lot of fun. Molly Ringwald does things to the English language that amount to war crimes, and a lot of enjoyable whizz-bang-pow stuff happens, mainly at the viewer.
Peter Strauss and Michael Ironside seem to be enjoying themselves in what really is a B-movie in all but name. Score by Elmer Bernstein, too.
Yes, it was in 3D, and I remember watching it in the cinema when it originally came out. Even the opening title comes at you!
Not Molly's first movie, though; she had a bit part in a film called 'Tempest' the year before.
I recently re-watched this, and there's plenty to love. Yes, it is goofy and utterly Eighties, but it is also enthusiastic and Peter Strauss is pretty good as the lead character. I really enjoyed seeing it again after all those years, and it is very riffable.