By: The Dweeb
Well, blow you away it won’t. Don’t you just love it when Hollywood decides to take a perfectly good cult classic movie, and many years later makes a sequel that absolutely sucks??? This is one hell of a stinker, and I had some high expectations for this one. At least the cover is neato.
Heavy Metal was one of those one of a kind experimental films, blending cutting edge animation, great music, great writing, and featured many fine voice talents of the day. This sequel has nothing, its almost embarrassing to even sit through this. The original movie was composed of many smaller stories, all tied into one interwoven theme. The last story in that movie was the inspiration for Heavy Metal 2000.
It just doesn’t work for me, maybe if I was twelve it would. Its just so boring and the voice acting is absolutely flat. No wonder this stinker never made it to the theatre, it is definitely Cinemax material. They take a B grade ‘actress’ and try to pass her off as A list material. I suspect it was an excuse by the production crew to stare at her boobs all day. Julie Strain has no talent, and this is a cartoon! This film is definitely going to stay off Billy Idol’s and Michael Ironside’s resume.
The animation is a blend of computer and traditional. The computer stuff is cool, the traditional is crap, which is most of the flick. The sound on here is very well done I do have to say that, and if you really want to torture yourself you can select to watch with just the soundtrack. The rest of the stuff on the DVD isn’t worth getting into, unless you want to see how these hacks made this trash.
So if you like looking at animated balloon boobs this movie is for you. The rest of populace can stay away from this one.