Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Heavy Metal


This was on the radio as I was headed home late this afternoon. Man, it's been a while since I've seen the movie. I've always been a fan of off beat movies that might be terrible, but something about them grabs me. This is one of them.

The animation sucks, the story isn't bad, and the drug references are legion. Cokeheads loved this flic when it came out - one of the scenes where John Candy's robot character snuffed up yards of a feel good powder was definitely a favorite. There was even a bit of T&A. The music was particularly good. The plot is a bunch of short stories originally appearing in the magazine Heavy Metal with a common thread - the evil Loc Nar. The animation varies because to speed the release of the movie, several studios were assigned segments. Some of the backgrounds were decent, but the movement was jerky. However, it is still an enjoyable film to me - just not one I can watch repeatedly. It would wear out it's welcome pretty quickly. So, Heavy Metal is a guilty pleasure.


ptg said...

I'll have to admit that I was never a fan of any music in the 'Heavy Metal' category. After the Rolling Stones and I got old, pop music seemed a wasteland. I once had a quart jar of mercury; it was the only heavy metal I really enjoyed.

Jeffro said...

Yeah, I'm not much on the genre. The movie wasn't much on actual heavy metal music. But, it was big on hair bands - heh.