Heavy Metal


Action / Adventure / Animation / Fantasy / Horror / Sci-Fi

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 56%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 68%
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 26471


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John Candy as Desk Sergeant
Harold Ramis as Zeke
Eugene Levy as Sternn
John Vernon as Prosecutor
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700.34 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 26 min
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1hr 26 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Eric Stevenson 8 / 10

Weird, but good

It's hard to even describe this movie seeing as how it's eight different segments only loosely related. I still enjoyed it, even though I have to admit it isn't for all tastes. It has more nudity than any other animated film I've ever seen. If you're turned off by that stuff, you should skip this. I actually still enjoyed the animation very much and liked how it was different animators contributing to one big movie. Anthology films can be fun, if only because we're probably more used to seeing short films and stories like episodes of a TV show. John Candy's voice really shined in this. If the first two parts counted as segments, wouldn't the last one?

My favorite is the last segment which is also the longest. Even though Taarna doesn't have any dialogue, she really does develop an interesting personality. Well, it also helps that she's freaking beautiful. She wears skimpy clothes, but we first see her naked, so that's actually an improvement. Another great part was "Captain Sternn" simply because it was the funniest and must have been made by someone who worked in Mad magazine. "Harry Canyon" is probably my least favorite part as there's nothing that unique about it. It's great to know the film gets better. Yes, it's sexual but artsy for me. I'm pretty sure the ending implies that Taarna has been reincarnated. ***

Reviewed by bheadher 8 / 10

A real Blast From the Past...

I can't imagine why this got so many low, mediocre reviews...Heavy Metal is the definitive cult classic, showcasing the sexual revolution. the animation is intentionally crude, having a nice group of scantily clad or nude women popping up all through it. If you are a healthy male, of any age, you'll love it for that alone...

But if your also a fairly balanced individual, and I include women here too, you'll enjoy the weird stories woven into the movie...heck, I expect there are many women that will be aroused by the sexually suggestive aspects of the film...

Did I mention this is an early animated film ?? Sure the animation is right out of a porn store comic book, and that was intentional I believe. It is supposed to arouse you both physically and emotionally...

I, for one, adore it...and I'm 69 now...

Reviewed by a_chinn 4 / 10

Misogyny does not age well

I think my original viewing of this film was the best possible way to see it, a midnight showing at a local art-house theater (one that actually used to be a mortuary). This anthology animated film that features science fiction shorts from animators from around the world was cutting edge at the time, but now seems incredibly dated. What stood out most re-watching it now was the film's gross misogyny. When I first saw this as an adolescent boy, that didn't stand out so much, but watching the film now, it's objectification of the female characters is so over-the-top that it's uncomfortable to watch. I suppose this is reflective of the comic book this film was based on, but that doesn't really make it okay. Some of the shorts are better than others, but none of them stand out as great. The best is probably "Den," a segment that seemed to fully embrace the ridiculousness of this film's adolescent boy point of view. "Den" tells the story of a young boy who finds himself in the musclebound body of an intergalactic hero, voiced by John Candy, fighting bad guys and saving buxom damsels in distress. That segment is entertaining, but nothing great. The film's 80s heavy metal soundtrack (along with a solid Elmer Bernstein score) are fun, as is the voice acting by John Vernon, Eugene Levy, Joe Flaherty, and Harold Ramis, but overall, this film is pretty weak and does not hold up, despite it's cult reputation. Mostly what I'm going to remember about this film is that first time I saw it in the theater when a very high theatergoer behind me would randomly shout out, "Loc-Nar!" every time the glowing green orb appeared on screen.

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