1983 | Color | 1 Hr 30 Min | SciFi | PG | Columbia Pictures
What happens when your living in the early 80's and you toss Star Wars, Mad Max, and Tron into a blender? You get this wonderful little gem from my early childhood. Far from original and going as far as ripping off R2-D2 sound effects the story starts off as a joke when our hero the Spacehunter is scanning his messages and owes money to everybody including his ex-wife. When he hears of the missing three women and the huge bounty for saving them. Thankfully Lamont Johnson brings us back to normal rather quickly as we land on the planet.
Wolff spots Niki in the maze and tries to rescue her, but she uses her prowess to reach the end where Overdog congratulates her and drags her back to his lair. The energy, in turn, recharges Overdog. Wolff comes to the rescue Niki and takes on the Overdog. Once the fortress explodes around them, Wolff and Niki run for cover and are rescued by the timely arrival of Washington with three women. They all race out of the fortress in the nick of time as it explodes behind them.
This movie has it all a great cast, fantastic score and visuals to go along with a fun story that never stops and gives you something new every turn you take. It's been 35 years since I have seen this movie in the theatres and that is a shame. Spacehunters deserves more attention as an 80's space classic. Sure Molly Ringwald drives me nut's in this flick and is most likely the reason I have skipped it all these years but shame on me!
If your into Cheesy no-brainer movies that do their job of entertaining you, then look into Spacehunters Adventures In The Forbidden Zone. For me, it is pretty easy scoring this one at...
|4 Bloody Brains out of Five!!|