Tonight’s cheezoid film whilst working is actually something I knew of and saw when I was a kid, Heavy Metal (1981). It’s an animated film based on the sci-fi/fantasy magazine of the same name. I used to look at the mag because there was nudity, albeit cartoon nudity but I’ll admit that even beyond that aspect, it was too mature for me. I had no clue what it was about. I didn’t get the stories.
I’ll be honest, whilst watching this, I understood what was going on but didn’t get the point. I mean, what does it mean? Now, that being said, I don’t feel it’s really cheesy, I just don’t “get” it. It has some fantastic animation, as did the mag in its art. And, another awesome thing about his film is its soundtrack, which I thought I had on vinyl, but it appears that I don’t.
Cheap Trick, Journey, Devo, Grand Funk Railroad, Don Felder, Donald Fagen, Nazareth, Stevie Nicks, and Blue Oyster Cult are just some of the artists featured on the soundtrack. Some of the voices are by John Candy, Eugene Levy, Don Francks, Rodger Bumpass, Harold Ramis and the amazing Percy Rodriguez (who passed away in 2007 but you’d definitely know his voice). It was produced by Ivan Reitman.
All in all, it’s not a bad film, really, I just don’t get the point, but then again, I’m not finished with it. We’ll see how it ends. Like I said, the animation and soundtrack are both awesome. I’d recommend this just for those two things. Check it out, won’t you?
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Earth women who experience sexual ecstasy with mechanical assistance always tend to feel guilty!” – Robot (John Candy, in “So Beautiful and So Dangerous”)