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In the Australian/New Zealand CBS/Fox Video trailer of the film, the trailer had a Star Wars (1977) style crawl, which a voiceover was heard saying "CBS/Fox video presents... A galactic adventure from the excitement zone!... Moon 44. By 2038 all natural resources have been depleted. Multi-national corporations have taken control of the universe. Rival corporations fight deadly battles over priceless mining planets in outer space..." The voiceover in the trailer is also heard stating that the film is "The best adventure since the Star Wars trilogy" and "The most suspenseful journey since Aliens". See more »
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I'm suprised about the amount of positivity expressed towards this movie as it is quite poor. As a long standing SF fan I was looking forward to it, despite it's low budget and the fact that the director's subsequent movies have been less than satisfactory.
The good points: The special effects are reasonable (although not great) and the set designs are excellent (quite reminiscent of Alien.)
The bad points: Cliche after cliche hits you until you can't take it seriously. The handsome tough guy cop who smokes a cigarette out of the corner of his mouth. You'll hate this character unless you like one dimensional humourless carboard cut out stereotypes.
The muscle bound convicts who bully everyone else. IS this a prison for body builders or something?
The geeky computer wiz kids and their quirky humour. How we laughed.
The obvious 'good guy saves the day' ending.
Malcolm Mcdowell. Why does he take movies like this? Such a fine actor is wasted here.
The plot holes are too numerous to mention here but there are lots and lots
probably about 44.
There really isn't anything to like about this film apart from the average visuals.
I advise you to give this one a miss and pick up a very similar but far superiour movie called 'Outland' starring Sean Connery and directed by Peter Hyams.
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