(aka, Gezora, Ganimes, and Kamoebas: Decisive Battle! Giant Monsters of the South Seas; Yog: Monster from Space) This is one of the stranger Kaiju Eiga films Toho made. One might almost be tempted to say the strangest if it weren’t for Godzilla’s Revenge and Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster. Although, as you’d expect, many of the […]Read more "Space Amoeba [Gezora, Ganime, Kameba: Kessen! Nankai no daikaijû] (1970)"
This is one of those films that are hard to believe. Hard to believe, that is, that anyone would ever make such a film. Seriously. I mean, a giant monster from outer space shows up, a bird the size of a battleship, and starts causing all sorts of chaos, and what does it look like? […]Read more "The Giant Claw (1957)"
The Critters remain one of my favorite Alien ripoffs. While I no longer think that they are one of the best ripoffs, like John Carpenter’s The Thing or Predator, there is no question that the first film was quite amiable, and far, far more enjoyable than most bargain basement killer alien films of the […]Read more "Critters 3 (1991)"
This one was better than I remembered. Mind you, like a lot of genre films, you still have to accept it for what it is, which in this case is a somewhat absurd Nineties buddy-cop revenge drug war science fiction action film with horror elements. Yep. One of those. Actually, there’s a fairly clever idea […]Read more "I Come In Peace [Dark Angel] (1990)"
(aka, Project Shadowchaser) This is what you get when you combine Die Hard with your typical android-on-the-loose direct to video movie of the Nineties. We’ve got a high-rise hospital in a big, unspecified city of the future: a team of mercenaries seize control of the place and take everyone hostage. The FBI need help, so they […]Read more "Shadowchaser (1992)"
At last! An SF action movie that gives the hero of so many cheap Eighties action movies, Michael Paré, a chance to flex his acting muscles! This time, instead of playing the reluctant tough guy hero, he plays a dangerous felon who leads a prison break, delivering all his dialogue in sort of a mumbled […]Read more "Space Rage (1985)"
Raiders of the Lost Ark may well be the second most copied movie of all time — second, after Star Wars, that is. There have been no end of Italian copies, of course, and a number of Indian ones, and a sprinkling from other countries. Not to mention a few American ones. So it should […]Read more "The Legend of Wisely [Wai Si-Lei chuen kei](1987)"