2020-04-22 17:41:32 UTC
Story : lone soldier of fortune 9 Peter Strauss ) goes after big payday offered for return of three earth girls marooned on semi - barren planet. He meets a young scavenger type girl ( Mplly Ringwald ) . They team up to get the girls and the reward.
Although an American production the look is funky Spanish/Italian that adds a lot to the adventure/fantasy/character study/comedy, Vehicles and structures are not high tech, more cobbled together dystopian style. Overall impression is a Flash Gordon/Conan the Destroyer hybrid.
Key to the film is the pairing of Strauss and Rinwald. Individually they would be OK , together the way in which the laid back Strauss deals with the rambunctious Ringwald is something special . Molly's other constant stream of other wordly vernacular/slang is the best made up lingo in any film.
The slam bang score helps move things along. Michael Ironside's part human, mostly robotic Overdog on a boom is another plus.
Closer to Tank Girl than any other film but the Strauss/Ringwald pairing ( only rivaled in the adult/child category by Reno/Portman ) makes the impression unique and mostly pleasing. 8-/10 brainworkings