Heavy Metal 2000

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By: The Dweeb

 

June 2002

DVD Features

Video: 1.85:1 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1,Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
PORTUGUESE: Dolby Digital Stereo

Julie Strain, Super Goddess Featurette
Voice Talents Featurette
Isolated Music Score
Animation Tests
Photo Gallery
5 Animatic Comparisons
Theatrical Trailers
Interactive Menus
Scene Selections

Theatrical release: 7/10/2000
DVD released on 10/17/2000 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Running time of 88 minutes

Starring: Julie Strain, Michael Ironside, Billy Idol, Sonja Ball, Rick Jones, Pier Kohl

Director: Michael Coldewey, Michel Lemire

Plot: In the tradition of the groundbreaking cult classic Heavy Metal, comes Heavy Metal 2000, the sexiest animated sci-fi adventure ever. When lowly space pirate Tyler gets his hands on the key to the chamber of immortality, he becomes a powerful psychopath prepared to destroy anything and anyone in his path. After he ravages the peaceful planet Eden, buxom avenger F.A.K.K. 2 rises from the ashes of her fallen planet to hunt Tyler, rescue her kidnapped sister and reclaim the key to immortality. Fueled by a cutting-edge metal soundtrack and the voices of Michael Ironside, Julie Strain (who inspired the character of F.A.K.K. 2) and rock’s bad boy Billy Idol, Heavy Metal 2000 will blow you away!

 

 

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.

Reviewer’s Opinion: FORGET IT!!

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