Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Battle Beyond the Stars
Battle Beyond the Stars is a combo of The Magnificent Seven and Star Wars. It takes the opening of the original Star Wars and essentially expands it into an hour and a half production. It also lifts its story directly from The Magnificent Seven and simply changes the setting to outer space. This is by no means a great movie in any way but it makes up for it with just ridiculous sequences. You learn absolutely nothing about any of the characters in the movie and have almost no idea why they are fighting for what they are. The main character just asks 6 mercenaries to lay down their lives for his planet and they accept almost immediately with no reasoning behind it. Everything is dated in the movie, the effects are sub-par, and the acting is fucking horrible. But even with all of these negatives against the movie, it is still one hell of a good time.
This is one of the B-movie Classics and deserves your time.
This movie is so bad that it needs to be seen. The actors most of the time are either overacting or not acting at all and it makes for an unintentionally hilarious experience.