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This is what B movies are about! Terrible acting, has-been stars, cheap
effects and ripping off other films left and right.
To me, this feels like the "spiritual" sequel to D.N.A. If you have seen that film, you'd know it completely ripped off Jurassic Park, Predator and Alien and tried to mix them all together into one lame movie. They even feature the same black dude who only seems to appear in these kinds of films!
This time, they rip off both Terminator movies, Star Wars and various others then jumble them all together. In fact, entire scenes are lifted out of Terminator and put in this film. It's so blatant it's funny!
The T-800 like Brigette Neilson is the star. After some promising early roles when she was married to Sly, she quickly dropped off the radar. I got a lot of respect for her from this film. No, obviously not from her acting! But from the fact she's willing to appear in this cheesefest and do her best. Shows she has character. Her costume is quite appealing too, even though she wasn't in the best shape at the time (and it shows through the tight leather).
The effects are generally so bad they're hilarious. The funniest one by far is where a child, infiltrating the rebel fortress, does a stupid little chicken dance and then "morphs" into a sort of invincible Robocop-esque battle droid. You just have to see it. The villain is an absolute joke and the source of many of aforementioned amusing effects are his various "powers".
All in all, the ultimate low budget cheese fest.
4/10 on the IMDB scale, but 10/10 on a b-movie scale!
A funny sci fi motion picture which I thought was pleasant, and of course the special effects were great. Brigette Neilson is always a delight as a tough warrior, with a "kick butt" attitude. It was a surprising delight to see actress Louisa Moritz again after so many years making a brief appearance as the Bar Lady.
Wow... this movie is total fun. It doesn't attempt to be mind-blowing or original but it succeeds in providing campy entertainment. It does parody other movies (that's a nice way of saying rip off) extensively, taking full scenes like the "police headquarters terminator invasion" from the first Terminator and the entire Hoth storyline and imagery from Star Wars: The Empire... They even got the clear strategic panel. And Lord Tarkin.... ha! This movie has its faults in that it's total B-movie. But this only enhanced it for me, and the presence of Nielsen (a fav.) was very cool. Her character meant nothing in the beginning, but grew on me, and her "Nooo!" scream was the funniest I've seen in some time. Great stuff, if you can watch it without pretenses!
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An undistinguished attempt at a science fiction thriller, with plot
elements borrowed from THE TERMINATOR. This lame entry into the genre
is directed by William Mesa, who also made a mess of DNA, another
horrendous rip off. The plot, or lack of plot, involves two aliens
hunting for a crystal on earth. Yes, it's as silly as it sounds, with
scenes such as the police station being attacked borrowed directly from
THE TERMINATOR. Ludicrous in the extreme, this hokum actually thinks
its good as scene after unoriginal scene is paraded out in front of the
The characters are all clichéd and one-dimensional, from the stultifying human lead to the black policeman who just misses the action, to the main baddie Kyler who tries to look menacing but just comes across as an old man with a chip on his shoulder. Brigitte Nielsen proves again that she simply cannot act, and the hype of her appearing in a leather outfit is just over the top, it's nothing to write home about. Supporting actors are wasted in minor roles, with Craig Fairbrass who has a certain cult appeal appearing as a tough lieutenant of the army who gets killed in the opening scene. As does Sam Raimi, making a welcome but all far too brief cameo appearance, apparently feeling nostalgic about his low budget roots.
The special effects are also extraordinarily bad. The explosions are the best things but even they are unrealistic, mainly superimposed over the top of the film. At one point, a police car explodes, only for the car to appear momentarily undamaged for a second after the explosion has ended! Childish laser guns are used, as well as that bad 'electricity' effect used in everything from RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD PART 2 to FRANKENHOOKER. There is some interesting stop-motion work in the form of a killer robot which looks strangely like the robot droids in THE PHANTOM MENACE to liven things up; it looks tacky to the extreme but it's a welcome relief from the standard computer effects of today's films. There are some brief flashes of gore too, but as this is a 15 certificate (PG-13) film, don't expect too much violence - it's mainly off screen. TERMINAL FORCE is a below average B movie, with a few factors making it rise above complete obscurity. Watch it if you're a fan of bad straight-to-video science fiction.
Once again we had a reviewer who was criticizing a movie but was not a critic. This movie was entertaining and centered on a civilization that required a crystal to maintain order and peace for its people. The story opens with its people under attack by an evil empire led by Kyla who wants to posses the crystal. Tarkin leads the peaceful people with his sister Ladera. The Septarians are forced in to an underground bunker to preserve the crystal. HoweverKyla breaks breaks through kills Tarkin steals the crystal and flees. However, Ladera arrives before her brother passes on and he let's her know there is another crystal on Earth. The story shifts to Earth. The script while simple is easy to follow. Jed is the young man on Earthnthat discovers the crystal while in Peru. He had borrowed money from corrupt kingpin and at this time had no resources to pay Victor back. Appearing on Earth for the crystal are Ladera and Kyla. What follows is process of the local police, Jed, Ladera and Kyla trying to obtain the crystal. The action is great, the effects are okay and the acting is great. These are professional actors performing in a sci fi movie. Many of the earthlings are dumbfounded at first and act the part very well. The two aliens Ladera and Kyla perform their roles with aplomb as well. All in all a very entertaining sci fi movie.
They seem to have spent their whole budget on the not too badly done
battle at the beginning. After that, nothing but garbage. It looks
on a soundstage, the plot makes little sense, and the acting is pretty
As usual, Brigitte Nielsen looks pretty darned good and shows a fair bit
Aside from her and the first 10 minutes, it's a waste of film.
This is a utter waste of time and the money should have used to feed starving children in Tazmania. Nielsen is still around after her big break up to Sly. She still can't act and it shows here. This most be one of the most stupid movies I have ever seen. It looks like something from the late 70's sci-fi phase and it even has a stop motion robot that was terribly done and it was made in 1995. Something about the story is that an evil magician lord who is trying to conquer the universe shows up in some ship and shoots people dead and then everything teleports to earth where it was cheaper to film because then you don't have to build big futuristic sets. Brilliant concept. Anyways, this is purely for the birds.
Part "Star Wars", part "Terminator", but ALL turkey. A film so bad it
needs to go by aliases: Galaxis AKA Galactic Force AKA Star Crystal AKA
After watching it I can't believe it was made in 1995 - I thought hairdos and costume design that bad could only have come from the mid-80s. Maybe it was kept in the can for 10 years before someone had the gall to release it.
There's not a single part of film making that this movie doesn't insult. Some might think it has a kind of so-bad-it's-funny kind of appeal, but that wears thin very quickly.
And I can't finish without mentioning the acting; the combined sum of the bad acting in this movie would dwarf the combined sum of bad acting in any other movie in the history of film.
Don't watch it, not even for a laugh.
At first I wanted to blame the actors for their bad acting and then I
to blame the director, but I believe the largest blame should go to the
screenwriter. Every performance in this film (even by the extras) sucks
(that's the director's fault), but the words they are attempting to utter
are so bad that the problem must start with the screenwriter. Not only is
the dialog bad, the plot doesn't follow any logical sense.
Don't waste any part of your life watching this movie!
Saw this the other night on late night TV. A piece of poop really! There
some fine performances by anyone who died in the film, because considering
the (over) acting, the dead ones were the most believable!
The plot steals from extensively from Terminator & T2. Being a 1995 release, one would expect more! Moreover, the poor optical effects makes this feel like 80s schlock rather than 90s SF.
I also have to mention one scene where the directors tried their best to pull off the night club scene from Blade Runner. Looked more like the cafeteria scene from my local senior citizen's club.
If you watch this again, watch out in the club scene for the so called "Chinese" writing on the walls. Imagine someone trying to write in English without knowing the Roman alphabet and that's what you had on those walls, utter gibberish.
I recommend you see this whilst inebriated, apparently the writers were!
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