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In a future world ruled by good-looking people, a terrorist group of mutants led by Ramon Yarritu kidnap the daughter of Orujo, a rich businessman, to claim for the rights of the ugly people. Escaping from the police in their spaceship, Ramon try to kill his gang in order to get all the ransom. The trip ends abruptly when they crash in Axturiax, the planet of the crazy miners where no woman lives. Written by
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Good symbolics of society behind a very black humour
-Ramon : We're gonna show those assholes what terrorism is ! » La banda terrorista « Accion Mutante » hates cosmetics, slimming diets, sperm banks, plastic surgeons, aerobics and all that's beautiful people's advantage. They're ugly, bad, twisted, dumb and mutant. Excepted Ramon, the leader with a half-burned face, who's much more clever than the other ones. « I'm a pro », he says to himself while he's right in the middle of the desert with the only woman of the planet Axturias. We have to say the women are very demanded on this planet. This lady, Patricia, Ramon kidnapped her on Earth : she's an important businessman's rich daughter, and he has to exchange her an for a large ransom.
Classic situation, till a Stockolm Syndrome out of the ordinary. Patricia tenderly addresses him a stupid «I love you», kinda «The Young and the Restless», and Ramon answers in the end by starting up a general gunfight as worthy as John Woo's best ones ! Imposing !
In this Alex de la Iglesia's first feature film, the football-suited cops are as twisted as the reporters : some thrash and kill over the slightest thing and others show the pigs' «feats» on T.V. News
The original soundtrack is excellent, composed by Def Con Dos, a cool band which is almost unknown out of Spain, alas.
Antonio Resines , as the leader of the terrorists, plays his part horribly well, as well as Alex Angulo, the siamese dragging his stuffed brother. In a distinctly softer kind, you can find an Antonio as good in « Como ser mujer y no morir en el intento », and Alex Angulo in Iglesia's second feature film, « El dia de la bestia ». This second film is as successful as his big brother ! I've never seen such a black humour than in this terrific movie among terrific ones : « Accion Mutante ! »
I'll give 10/10 for that « sci-fi/black comedy » super film !
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