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HEAVY METAL 2000 screener review

Father Geek here, we got a screener for this Saturday, were very excited and put it on right away. Harry and I both loved the ART, thought the STORY was pretty good, could live with the dramatic sound track, but hated the selection of poorly mixed rock. On Sunday we gave our copy to a professional sound editor (one whose name you all would know) to put a better music selection on our copy for us, without it we agreed we would NEVER watch the film again. It was THAT painful!!!

Reno here, bearing greetings from the heatsoaked East Coast. That's whatI love about living in Pennsylvania, nice winters, one week of spring, than -BAM- hot fun in the summertime! And the fun of which I speak of today? Why none other than an advance peek at ``Heavy Metal 2000.''

First off, let's clear up some confusion on the title. My video tape screener that I received through various channels is labeled ``HM 2000'' but the film's on screen title is ``HM: FAKK 2,'' which is what the project had been developed as.

(Father Geek Note: Our screener's Pro-style box had HM 2000 on the front cover and "FAAK 2" on the spine, plus the different on screen title)

What Starz, the cable outlet where this thing premiers on July 14, is actually going to call is unknown to me. (I believe this film's release plan is to air on Starz first and then make the rounds of midnight movies. The opening credits on my copy were letterboxed but then went full screen when the story started. Some of the composition suggests that there is more going on off the sides of the screen. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong here Harry.)

Father Geek again... ours was letterboxed all the way through. This made the end titles impossible to read on our 32" screen, plus our copy was not recorded in stereo. Very Uncool!!!

Unlike the classic original ``Heavy Metal,'' ``HM2'' is one continuous story (based on a graphic novel from Kevin Eastman and Simon Bisley) and not an anthology.

*** HEAVY SPOILERS FOLLOW ***

It starts off with two asteroid miners discovering a strange, glowing green crystal. Before you can say ``That's my Loc-Nar you bitch,'' one of the miners kills the other and takes the crystal. (No points for guessing it's the miner voiced by the always really evil sounding Michael Ironside.) The miner, Tyler (A name that does nothing to inspire fear in me. Sorry.) has taken over the mining vessel and has begun a crystal inspired quest for some immortality elixer.

Tyler's crew attack the peaceful planet Eden, killing all but the plucky and busty Julie (voiced by and modeled after Eastman's wife Julie Strain) and, unbeknownest to her, her sister Jackie. Jackie is taken by Tyler's crew and Julie sets off after them with the help of one of the Tyler's crew who seems to have been kicked out for being a doofus.

What follows are bar shoot outs, space chases and crashlandings and subsequent treks across barren and acrid planet scapes before the confrontation between Tyler and his lizard army and Julie and a bunch of aliens who guard the scret chamber of the immortal elixer.

Being a fan of the original ``Heavy Metal,'' I really wanted to enjoy this film, but I couldn't quite. Numerous logic holes kept opening up for me as I watched: Did Tyler convert the other miners into his pirate crew or did he hire them off screen? Why would Tyler put what little of the immortality elixer he already had into such breakable containers? (He has at least three of the smash on him through the course of the story.) Why would the guardians of the elixer lock it away with a key that would send its possessor on an insane killing spree back to them? And why even go through all this rigamaroll to hide the key in the first place? Just destroy it. I guarentee noone will find it if its been broken down to it's base molecules in the heart of a nearby star.

And most claringly- Why is the movie called ``Heavy Metal'' when they call one planet BR-549? (That's the name of a country group and also a phone number from ``Hee Haw.'' I'm embarrassed that I know that.)

On the plus the animation is fairly good, with character designs being reminscent of the final sequence from the original ``Heavy Metal.'' (There's also a very obvious swipe from that sequence in the new movie, too.) There's some use of computer animation also, mainly with the outer space and ship shots. The only letdown is when a second villian reveals himself at the end and they switch from hand animation to bad computer animation. The thing looks worse than the stuff on that new Transformers series on Saturday morning. Fortunately, it's only on for a few minutes.

The story, with all its flaws, is reminscent of the science fantasy of ER Burroughs's Mars series and will probably appeal on that level. Still, it doesn't compare to the feast of future noir cab drivers (long before Bruce in 5th Element), zombies and World War 2 bombers, barbarian warriors and coke snorting aliens.

FAKK 2? FAKK you.

(By the way- FAKK stands for Federation Assigned Kitigenic (SP?) Killzone, adesignation for planets that should be devoid of life since weapon testing had been done there. Eden was mistakenly given that designation according to Tyler's navigator. It's a lousy and tenuous way to name a film. Starz should stick to Heavy Metal 2000.)

RENO out. . .

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  • May 9, 2000, 11:12 p.m. CST

    the name

    by brush420

    The comic is FAKK 2. It always has been. The movie is based on the comic, so its called FAKK 2. I can't think of a better reason to call it that...Thats it name!

  • May 9, 2000, 11:16 p.m. CST

    The first one sucked.

    by twindaggerturkey

    The animation was lousy (one step up from Hanna-Barberra, the incarnation of lousiness in animation) and the stories were simple and pointless.

  • May 9, 2000, 11:17 p.m. CST

    hmm..

    by BlueHarlequin

    I've heard nothing but bad news about this film.

  • May 9, 2000, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Wow!

    by BlueHarlequin

    You DID NOT just say the first one sucked. huh. Unbelievable. Oh well, everyone's entitled to their opinion, even if they are wrong.

  • May 9, 2000, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Okay, so I kind of liked the one about the trial.

    by twindaggerturkey

    MONONOKE HIME it ain't, though.

  • May 9, 2000, 11:35 p.m. CST

    my 2 cents

    by Sentinel Prime X

    I picked up my copy of Heavy Metal 20000 at a comic convention a few weeks ago. By the way, picking up bootleg movies is the ONLY reason to go to comic cons! Anyway, I thought the movie was ok. It had some slow parts, and I kinda fell asleep for a few minutes. Anyway, no matter how good or bad it is, Michael Ironsides is the main reason to watch it, especially just to hear him call people shitheads! Anyway, I'd say it's worth watching at least once, cause obviously not everyone will like it.

  • May 9, 2000, 11:37 p.m. CST

    What about boobs? The boobs, people, the

    by YerAllAgainstMe

  • May 9, 2000, 11:48 p.m. CST

    The first movie sucked ass and ruined a good magazine

    by Brendan3

    Once upon a time there was a clever adult illustrated sci-fi/fantasy magazine called HEAVY METAL (originally METAL HURLANT in France) There were clever stories and fantastic art, Corben Moebius,etc. Yes, there was sex and violence.. but it supported the stories. Of course there were some where the stories simply were sex and violence. But the majority of the magazine was good sci-fi/fantasy short stories illustrated with adults in mind. It appealed to the same audience that read Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, or Ursula Le Guin. Then the dumbed down movie came out which was meant to appeal to retarded frat boys. They took a couple of stories from the magazine and dumbed the fuck out of them. SO BEAUTIFUL YET SO DANGEROUS is a perfect example. They turned beautifully illustrated art (Corben's DEN) into shitty animation that even Hanna Barbara would reject. It was a T&A movie for losers with no imagination or at least no social life. Unfortunately it did well enough that the magazine publishers saw an opportunity to cash in (can't really blame them) and turned HEAVY METAL into a softcore rag where tit size mattered more than story. They didn't want to distract or confuse their new readers with thought provoking material. Hey I'm not against nudity..don't get me wrong. HEAVY METAL always had heavy nudity... but it used to have substance too.

  • May 9, 2000, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Well, I tell you what I'm holding out for

    by Bud the CHUD

    And that's Heavy Metal III: C.H.U.D. Too

  • May 9, 2000, 11:55 p.m. CST

    That new animated logo is DISTURBING!

    by Tom Veil

    SICK MAN, absolutely revolting ... puke!

  • May 9, 2000, 11:59 p.m. CST

    i knew a crippled who liked the first one

    by elryano

    no lie...his name was dave...he was crazy..i worked at a lame theatre in powell,tenn...when this came in(back in i think 96)he went crazy...we let him come in and just hang out...he had whores and drugs but he was cool...he would sit alone in there just jamming along to the movie...i didnt like it but he did and i learned that day that one mans trash is anothers treasure..plus i learned that u shouldnt trust the crippled because the next day he had some people distract me while he stole the poster...... el"prof x is also a crippled"ryano

  • May 10, 2000, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Is Leonardo in this???

    by Why_Dammy?

    Sounds like this might suck.

  • The first Heavy Metal movie wasn't Shakespeare, but it was fun to watch. The animation is dated by today's standards, but in the early eighties there had never been anything like it before. HM was flawed, but it was an original. I watched Heavy Metal FAKK 2 tonight (a screener - and that is the title as it appeared it the opening) I'll cut to the chase. It's shit. It's formula action and very occasional skin. It sucks beyond anything Joe Eszterhas has ever written. It's not even a fun kind of bad movie where you can laugh at how bad it is. It's dull. If you want to see this for the sex there isn't as much as you're hoping for. This movie doesn't even rate as good porn. Starz should just say "Fuck It" and air some more Jackie Chan movies. I could write a nice little review and talk about the plot and the characters and bad CGI, but I've just wasted an hour and a half of my life on this poorly animated crap. No, I'm writing this as a warning to you that there is nothing to be gained by watching this video. Fanboy:"But I have to watch it - it's Heavy Metal! It's got the name on it, so I have to see it." It's that kind of piss-poor reasoning that lets movies like this get made. Keven Eastman may be proud of his trophy wife and have the money to give her work, but that doesn't make this a real sequel to Heavy Metal. Maybe the AICN staff liked it, but then again Harry says he cried during Armageddon so consider the source. If you are channel flipping and HM Fakk 2 is on TV - go outside. Get some sun. Get a life. Or at the very least find something better to watch on TV - such as "Iron Chef" or "I Spit on Your Grave".

  • May 10, 2000, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Tyler?

    by scarred2112

  • May 10, 2000, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Tyler?

    by scarred2112

    Dammit. Anyway, could Ironside's name be a reference to his character "Ham Tyler" from "V - The Final Battle" mini?

  • May 10, 2000, 2:29 a.m. CST

    me again

    by Sentinel Prime X

    Ya know, I was disagreeing with Picass0 right up until the end. Anyone who mentions movies like "I Spit On Your Grave" and "Iron Chef" is aces in my book! I also wonder if scarred2112 is right. That thought crossed my mind too! Still, I kinda liked the movie, even though it did seem to drag on quite a bit. It's not exactly fine art, but it has it's moments. What can I say, I just think Michael Ironsides has a terrific villain voice!

  • May 10, 2000, 2:43 a.m. CST

    I asked if you wanted the screener a while ago

    by BathTub

    and never got a reply

  • May 10, 2000, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Titan A.E.

    by Sway

    I saw an extended preview for Titan A.E. last week at the theater and I really thought they did a very good job, it definitely had a "Heavy Metal" feel. My boyfriend and I have alot of the old Heavy Metal magazines (could you call them magazines") and I really enjoy the animation of stories from them, I think the first movie was done pretty nice for what they were given to work with (i.e. time, story lengths, animators). I don't know if I want to see FAKK, but I definitely want to see Titan A.E.!!!

  • May 10, 2000, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Greeaat... And hour and a half long version of "Taarna"....

    by Phantom Cruiser

    About a month or so ago, I saw a commercial for the HEAVY METAL 2000 soundtrack, which included clips from the movie during the commercial.... God awful!!! The fact that they couldn't even get enough distribution to release this in a theater, that it's being shown first on Starz (Starz?!?!? Not even HBO...?), what's that tell you about this film?

  • May 10, 2000, 7:54 a.m. CST

    transformers

    by Mike the Bill

    First, if you are refering to the computer animated series "Beast Wars" - you are behind the times, and need to pull your head out. Beast Wars is old hat. Second, if you are refering to the new "Beast Machines" - you are an idiot. Yes, Beast Machines does not have the computer animation of say - Dinosaurs, but then they did not spend years and years and millions and millions of dollars in development. Beast Machines is animated VERY well for a saturday morning flick. Mainframe entertainment RULES!!!. BTW, they are curently making a 2 hour made for TV REBOOT movie. Should be WAY cool!

  • May 10, 2000, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Did anyone ever notice...

    by Wee Willie

    That the Fifth Element was a lot like the one story in Heavy Metal about the cab driver? I'm not saying it's a rip-off, but they are kind of similar.

  • May 10, 2000, 8:55 a.m. CST

    The Fifth Element comparrison

    by Brendan3

    Someone here commented about how THE FIFTH ELEMENT seemed simillar to the cabdriver story in the shitty Heavy Metal movie. (for the record I'm a fan of the magazine before the movie corrupted it- see my earlier post) FIFTH ELEMENT director is an admitted die hard fan of the original French METAL HURLANT (HEAVY METAL in the US)and the movie was inspired by some of the stories by Moebius from the original magazine. In fact, Moebius did set design and some costume design for the movie. The cabdriver story in the HEAVY METAL movie was also taken from a Moebius idea and dumbed down. The FIFTH ELEMENT is much more like a story from the old HEAVY METAL magazine than the HEAVY METAL movie was.

  • May 10, 2000, 10:01 a.m. CST

    The Iron Chef is good.

    by twindaggerturkey

  • May 10, 2000, 10:33 a.m. CST

    reeboot movie?!

    by GoreGroupieWhore

    now THAT's something exciting! this FAKK crap on the other hand...~ugh~ one movie i am NOT going to see. from what i've heard here, it seems like another one of those bullshit attempts to milk off a classic. the lack of imagination is bad enough, but the soundtrack is going to be awful! i personally don't want to be stuck anywhere having to listen to that crap pop rock-rap shit let alone watch that movie!

  • May 10, 2000, 11:55 a.m. CST

    To Brendan3 re: HM / 5thE connection

    by catbarf

    Brendan3, you are right on with that call on the Heavy Metal (the Magazine) and 5th Element connection. Couldn't have said it better myself. 5th E, for better or worse, was a better HM movie (in terms of capturing the Magazine's feel) than the old cartoon and undoubtedly the new one as well. The HM movies are more in a class by themselves. The first one is an american pop culture classic in a weird way. But it was a LOUSY adaptation of the original magazine. (It often looked like cutouts of the mag animated like South Park).

  • May 10, 2000, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Wee Willie, Heavy Metal, Besson, and Woo

    by JetJaguar

    Yeah, I thought 5th Element was VERY similar to that Heavy Metal story. That movie sucked, by the way. Which one, you ask? BOTH! Ha ha. Luc Besson made the coolest trailer I had ever seen up until that point in my life, and the movie was just this silly, retarded thing a dying epileptic might have written. Just stupid as all hell. And Heavy Metal was just BORING. I've seen better work in a half-hour of MTV's cancelled "Liquid Television" than in 2 hours of that damn movie - it was just so uncreative and uninteresting. If not for the tits and violence, I guarantee you it would be buried beneath time, nobody would remember it. And while we're on the subject of overrated movies...I recently caught A Better Tomorrow Part 2. My synopsis? JOHN WOO'S HONG KONG WORK IS HIGHLY OVERRATED. Seriously, I was bored and wasn't blown away by the final shoot out at all, which my friend thought was the coolest thing on earth. Point Break blows away both A Better Tomorrow films, and Kat Bigelow is the most underrated action director ever. Jag out.

  • May 10, 2000, 12:09 p.m. CST

    F.A.K.K.2

    by Lorax

    As a long-time employee of Encore/Starz, I have had the dubious honor of sitting through this thing a couple of times at least and I can truthfully say this: if they weren't paying me to watch it, I'd certainly avoid it in the future. It's not the worst thing I've ever seen (after all, they force me to watch those "Disease-Of-The-Week" and "Who-Will-Take-Care-Of-My-Children-After-I-Die" movies for their True Stories channel), but, usually when a movie goes straight to video or cable, there's a valid reason for it. That reason is that the film wouldn't do enough box-office business, even with the fervent fanboy support it may garner, to recoup the cost of the film prints. There ARE some good points about the film, those being Ironside's voice (one of the best villain voices in H'wood today), some, but not all, of the CG work (the ships were pretty nice, but the creature at the end...well...), and the ludicrously top-heavy protagonist, if you enjoy such things. The downsides: the soundtrack seems tacked on -- an afterthought, perhaps, as only one of the action sequences seems to be edited to the music, the choppy cel animation, which, when placed next to the creamy CGI looks pretty "Saturday-morning," and last, but not least, Julie Strain's very wooden vocal performance. I think she deserves the Jake Lloyd Award for this year. All in all, it's not high art, but, then again, neither was the first one. By the way, it will be airing as Heavy Metal 2000 (this was the distributor's choice after realizing that nobody knows (cares?) what F.A.K.K.2 means). To boil it down, if you already have Starz, go ahead and watch it, but, if you don't have the channel, don't subscribe merely for this one movie -- you'll be disappointed.

  • May 10, 2000, 12:15 p.m. CST

    FAKK you?

    by Powerslave

    Does Heavy Metal really need a sequel? The first movie was okay, but it was nothing great. It did seem to want to appeal to the "Hey Look! Boobies in a cartoon!" crowd. A few of the stories were decent (I liked B-17 the best), and the soundtrack was pretty good, but other than that, it was nothing to get excited about.

  • May 10, 2000, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Heavy Metal had it's moments...

    by Syd Mead

    I always liked John Candy's voice over bit as the nerd turned into Conan-like character (actually, it reminds me of a few Talkbackers around here) ,it was a funny bit in this cool cult flick. Fact is, the movie is a love it or leave it kind of treat. It was also made 20 YEARS AGO, so yes, it is dated...like fucking Tron isn't? !?!?! I read the magazine in it's glory days and it was ALSO had it's moments but was ALSO far from perfect. Anthology series in either comic, novel or movie form are always a hit or miss affair. Heavy Metal was also the only adult animated movie at the time that had some laughs. Which is why I enjoy it still... you won't find another animated movie quite like it. --Syd.

  • May 10, 2000, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Johnny Depp could play a Big Steaming Pile of Wood in this BSP o

    by Mr.Barney

    Morton Fisherman replies: Ayup...

  • May 10, 2000, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Iron Chef Rules!!!

    by Gossamer

    Why a Japanese cooking competition show should rule, I don't know, but it damn well does, despite the fact that the host apparently bought up most of Liberace's wardrobe when he died. ***** As for Heavy Metal, I just never got that excited about it. Using the Loc-nar to link all of those different sequences together never worked all that well for me. The only part I'm fond of is the WWII bomber sequence, wherein the Loc-nar, for no apparent reason except that it's eeeevil, brings the dead air crew back to life. It didn't contribute much to the storyline, such as it was, but it was creepier than hell. If I come across the new movie on cable some day, I'll probably watch it, but I'm not going out of my way for it.

  • May 10, 2000, 2:23 p.m. CST

    "Do we have any of that Plutonium Ni-borg left?" plus Reboot inf

    by MovieCrypt

    The orginal "Heavy Metal" movie was a fun ride... in fact, its only real failings were the parts it tried to get too serious, like the monologue at the very end after the house explodes. By the way... TWO "Reboot" movies are scheduled. The first is supposed to wrap up the storylines left open at the end of the third season, and if it does well enough, the second will set the groundwork for a new series. As soon as I find that press release, I'll post the link. The Undead have spoken.

  • May 10, 2000, 2:29 p.m. CST

    The actual Reboot Movie info... link included!

    by MovieCrypt

    Info can be found at http://www.awn.com/blast/news/april00/ "Mainframe Entertainment is bringing back its popular REBOOT franchise as two two-hour made-for-TV movies. The specials will air on Canadian youth-oriented cable broadcaster YTV in Spring and Fall 2001. In case you've forgotten, REBOOT was the first-ever CG-animated TV series. The first special, entitled DAEMON RISING, picks up the storyline where season three of the TV series left off. The second movie is yet to be titled." Brought to you by www.moviecrypt.com. The Undead have spoken.

  • May 10, 2000, 2:33 p.m. CST

    FAKK2 BORING

    by angrybutcher

    I have had a copy of FAKK 2 from newsgroups for 2 months and it is a boring movie. The dialogue is terrible and the plot needs to be rewritten as it is quiet bad. Would not recommend even though people still want to see it. The soundtrack was awful.

  • May 10, 2000, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Heavy Metal Machine

    by Einhander

    The first Heavy Metal was not so much good or bad as it is an object... it represents the one breaking of the mainstream animation mold in America's history, when it was about something other than Sleeping Beauty or Bugs Bunny <Watership Down nonwithstanding> It's true that the movie was a dumbed down version of the magazine, but it's kind of like arguing that Hunt for Red October was a dumbed down version of the book- for those of us that haven't read it, it doesn't matter. Heavy Metal had some good parts, some bad parts, some so bad it's funny parts and one truly scary sequence <B-17> However, looking at Heavy Metal 2000 reminds me of Blues Brothers 2000.... inspiration rarely strikes twice, especially a bunch of years after the fact. Not to mention anything with '2000' in the title can't be that good. Just wait for Titan A.E. folks, or better yet- go buy Cowboy Bebop or Trigun. Japan still does it much better.

  • May 10, 2000, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Willie Tyler is in Heavy Metal 2000??? I am so excited I could c

    by AnxietyNY

    Scared to ask, but does anyone know what's on the soundtrack? I heard there's a new Bauhaus song on it, which I guess is kinda promising. I suppose....I have dreary visions of another Giorgio Moroder "Metropolis" mess....gak...

  • May 10, 2000, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Saw It Last Night.....it Sucked !!! (Where was the SEX)

    by FunkyBryan

    A friend of mine got a copy from a sci-fi convention a few weekends ago and loaned it to me. It knew it was going to suck when I saw the frist two names: Micheal Ironsides - I loved him in Total Recall...but I have seen him play the villian in bad sci-fi movies too often. Julie Strain EASTMEN - seeing that last name let me know the REAL reason she was cast in the role....and it shows. The acting was horrid.....Julie Strain has almost NO talent....she has two emotions in the movie...normal talking and "saying curse-words loud." The thing that really got me was the almost total lack of SEX !!! I mean there was almost none in the movie....and what litte T&A we got was brief. I read the Heavy Metal with that full FAKK story in it...that had sex...some good girl-girl action......only a small suggestive image of that in the movie. The copy was kind of bad...but I believe that you can not even see nipples when she is in that tight red outfit from the cover (which on mine showed them). Now I was not looking for porn or anything, but it had far less sex then the first movie and they cut out the sex that was in the original graphic novel....that really bugged me. Overall....it totally sucked !! I could not even watch it all in one sitting....got so bored I turned it off and played Counter-Strike until got the enegry up enough to finish it.

  • May 10, 2000, 5:55 p.m. CST

    to bad for cinemas in the US?

    by DEMOLITION

    And it will premiere on TV in the US? In Germany it will be first shown in cinema!

  • May 10, 2000, 5:58 p.m. CST

    It started out as such a good idea...

    by SWDrawings.com

    I remember getting a copy of the HM mag maybe 3 years ago, when they made their first real announcement that a movie was coming out. And what they had to say was so promising. The design work was all Simon Beisley (sp?) & Kevin Eastman who's comic stuff I absolutley love. The characters were awesome. And the plot summary just rocked... the protagonist chick sleeping with an entire army to spare her planet... some sort of sex bar with lots of nekkid chicks and Clockwork Orange milk bar statues... and lots of murder, violence and mayhem. They plugged it as medium-core animated porn - a fanboy's dream. Then, over the summer I heard it was going to be PG-13. And all the hope was sucked out of me. Stupid Columbine... I was so hoping for some good animated escapism. Since I don't have a clue when it comes to Anime what's good and what's crap, I was hoping for a winner. But it sounds like this one was over-mainstreamed and decimated long before it got out of the gates. Anyone got any suggestions of good Anime flicks that live up to what FAKK could have been?

  • May 11, 2000, 12:10 a.m. CST

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  • May 11, 2000, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Melting Pot...

    by SonOfJorel

    brush420, the comic this was made from was called The Melting Pot. The acronym FAKK2 and the character Julie weren't even invented until the movie started the scripting process. The only comic using these elements was the adaptatation from last summer. Now, as far as the movie itself, and I know I'm probably going to be immensly inundated with emails from many of the asses who now seem to be posting all over this site anymore, I really enjoyed it. It wasn't an Acadamy Award worthy flick, but niether was the original. I've actually watched it several times and enjoyed it each time. Oh well, good for some, not so for others...

  • May 11, 2000, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Heavy Metal 2000, Soundtrack

    by Street Hawk

    As far as the movie is concerned i've seen the trailer(s) both for the movie & the home release DVD version & it rocks. as far as the ones bashing this movie ARE A BUNCH OF FILM NAZI'S. the 1st rocked & the 2nd will also. get yourselves a copy of the soundtrack!!!.soundtrack consists of songs by Monster Magnet. MDFMK. Pantera. Zilch. Insane Clown Posse with Twiztid. System of a Down. Days of the New. Sinisstar. Queens of the Stone Age. Machine Head. Full Devil Jacket. Hate Dept. Puya. Apartment 26. Billy Idol. Coal Chamber & Bauhaus the soundtrack also comes with a HYPER CD for use on at least 266 Mhz+ systems and watch the interviews & trailer(s) in STEREO or QUADROPHONIC/SURROUND SOUND like i did. THE ARTWORK ON IT IS COOL!!!! AND THERE ARE 4 DIFFERENT ONES TO COLLECT & YOU GUYS ARE WRONG IF THE PREMIERE IS ON THE 14TH OF JULY THAT MEANS THAT KEVIN EASTMAN WILL MORE THAN LIKELY HAVE THE NIGHT-TIME SCREENINGS AT ONE OF THE LOCAL DOWNTOWN THEATRES JUST MINUTES FROM WHERE THEY'LL BE HOLDING COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL PROBABLY THE UA HORTON PLAZA OR ? AND HAVE THE PARTY AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD. FOR ALL HEAVY METAL INFO VISIT HTTP://WWW.HEAVYMETAL.COM FOR COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL WHICH HAPPENS TO BE THE LARGEST POPULAR ARTS CONVENTION THERE IS VIST HTTP://WWW.COMIC-CON.ORG. SEE IT DON'T BASH IT!!.

  • May 11, 2000, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Heavy Metal 2000 Starring Billy Idol & correction

    by Street Hawk

    By the way Billy Idol not only has a song in the movie but his voice & possibly likeness is in there as well, IT'S NOT ON STARZ IT'S ON THE ENCORE MOVIE CHANNEL IF YOU DON'T BELEIVE ME CHECK HTTP://WWW.HEAVYMETAL.COM ALSO THE MOVIE WILL BE ON VIDEO & DVD SAW VIDEO/DVD TRAILER THE PICTURE & SOUND IS EXCELLENT!.

  • May 11, 2000, 8:48 p.m. CST

    the soundtrack

    by Black Knight

    I bought the Heavy Metal 2 soundtrack (the alty rock songs), and it's actually not bad. Sure, it's not good ole classic-type rock, but I don't puke when I play it. I actually look forward to this film. I'll expect bad CG. I'll only really watch it for gratuitous nudity and violence as an alternative to Disney (which is all the first one was in my opinion). Well, the space captain on trial bit was really good (all the rest of the movie was just so-so drawn gratuity so I don't see why people expect a great deal from this sequel). I'm not saying this is a particularly bad thing though.