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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful:
No spoilers here, the title does a good enough job., 4 February 2000
Author: Weh-Ming (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Halifax, NS, Canada
If ever there was a movie that needed MST3K to cover, this was it. This is
not a movie to see alone, as you may suffer brain hemorrhages. If you want
to practice picking out continuity errors and shouting out comments, this
the movie to do it with.
There is so much footage taken from other movies, I'm pretty sure that the
only original shots are those with the actors in the movie-and even that is
doubtful. This movie is so horrible that it makes you seriously wonder how
it could have been made. On average, you'll cringe about once every three
minutes. There are so many holes in the plot and script, that it's
full...of...well, really big holes.
If you enjoy fine cinema, you'll never even be in the same section as this
video. Still, Ultra Warrior has found a place near and dear to my heart.
Just about everyone I know has seen it at least once at my urging. There's
just something about the way that the cast and crew knew that they were
making a movie that would possibly never see the light of day. No effort
made to hide the impossible jumps in the plot, the disturbingly poor
effects, the incredibly cheesy delivery of lines, or the smashingly choppy
scene cuts. In fact, they revel in it. This is a movie that the people
making it had fun doing. Or they were all completely insane. Completely.
But it's fun. I recommend it. A little.
19 out of 21 people found the following review useful:
Crap-tastic, 3 July 2004
Author: shawnsamsmullin from Ottawa, Ontario
This is the kind of movie that my friends and I have enjoyed watching time and time again. Why? Its unintentional comedy is off the scales. Another reviewer mentions stock footage and that's part of what makes it so entertaining. I mean they made a real effort to weave their pathetic storyline in such a way that they could use as much stock footage as possible. Also, they obviously ran out of money at the end because they completely forget plot elements and then wrap them up with non-sense basically amounts to a voice saying "all is well." There's also the ridiculous performance of the guy from Designing Women that has to be seen to be appreciated. Oh, and how about the space battles that have nothing to do with anything else. The cover also seems to be pointing to a different movie all together. It's an exercise in how to make every possible mistake. Absolutely comedic gold. Best/Worst movie of all time. If you can possibly track down a copy of this, DO IT!
13 out of 16 people found the following review useful:
Cinematic Tourette's Syndrome., 4 August 2007
Author: EyeAskance from fabulous Las Vega$!
An incomprehensible mess, Ultra Warrior is far and away the most
relentless assault on the senses I have been subjected to in ages. With
footage "borrowed" from who-knows-how-many other films, the final
product is little more than a string of explosions with a threadbare
story about Dack Rambo being sent into a radioactive wasteland to
evaluate mining potential, and being drawn into a bloody war between
mutants and slave-drivers.
A painful test of endurance, but surely a badmovie monger's dream, Ultra Warrior is a must-see-to-believe experience. You will *never* mock another movie again.
13 out of 16 people found the following review useful:
The Ultimate Franken-Movie?, 13 January 2001
Author: Michael G. Willey from Ann Arbor, MI
Definitely in contention for first place for "Most Unashamed Use of Stock Footage in a Motion Picture", along with Jackie Chan's "Master of Cracked Fingers". We see unconnected scenes from a dozen Roger Corman epics thrown together willy-nilly - including shots of George Peppard from "Battle Beyond the Stars" and even a repeat of what must be the most re-used scene in stock footage history: David Carradine's "Fight with Mutants at the Well" from "Warrior and the Sorceress", "Wizards of the Lost Kingdom 2", et. al. Maybe five minutes worth of original footage in the whole movie.
3 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
pay attention, listen to the small still voice of the Wasteland, 18 December 2006
Author: actionsquad from Minneapolis, United States
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
The "stolen" material is pretty entertaining in how it is reused, and
re framed by goofy narratives ("... anyway ...") - especially if you
are familiar with - and a fan of - the source materials they are
sampling. (Battletruck!!) And the President is none other than
Godfather Roger Corman.
Maybe a spoof, or maybe a tribute. Perhaps just a comedy. Whatever it was, it was SUPPOSED to be "bad!"
Hmmm. It might be exactly made for the demographic that likes to do the Mystery Science Theater thing DIY, and sit around with friends and 'OMFG!' at how bad a movie can be. Hey wait, that's been me, too .... oh well. I reckon I'm OK with being a sucker for stuff like this. You could do a lot worse - and not much better. Even when it's not that funny, it's sure to be awesome.
"F*** their classics, these are MY classics!" - Max Wasteland
5 out of 12 people found the following review useful:
"It's alright to rip each other off. What we must never do is borrow from ourselves"*, 21 March 2007
Author: sexytail from Olympia, WA
And yet, with "Ultra Warrior" and a couple dozen other movies, Roger
Corman has done just that. Ever since he invested a couple million
dollars in "Battle Beyond the Stars" he's been making zero budget
sci-fi and action movies re-using the same footage. "Ultra Warrior" is
particularly bad, though, because the plot and all the exposition
exists simply to hold together bits of other movies.
It is amusing, though. The plot involves this dude working for some big brother corporation in the future investigating mining a miracle mineral in an area controlled by mutants (and of course, evil mutant hunters) who eventually becomes "the chosen one". Every time two characters talk the film cuts away to "Lords of the Deep" or "Battle Beyond the Stars" to show us this giant fantastical plot that's supposedly going on at the same time. It's ridiculous, but that's why it's entertaining.
There are also two pretty good action sequences that were actually originally filmed for this movie, so it's worth watching even if you have seen all the source material.
*quote from Welles's "The Other Side of the Wind"
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