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Lunarcop (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  1 April 1995 (Japan)
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A cop from the moon is sent to the Earth, now possessed by motorcycle-riding "Mad Max"-like inhabitants, to stop a serum from being released that he believes is going to destroy the Earth...

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Joe Brody
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Kay
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Robin Smith ...
Stopper
Gavin Van Der Berg ...
Lane
Wilson Dunster ...
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Ron Smerczak ...
Aragon
David Sherwood ...
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David Clatworthy ...
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Ian Yale ...
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Annabel Linder ...
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Molemo Maarohanye ...
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A cop from the moon is sent to the Earth, now possessed by motorcycle-riding "Mad Max"-like inhabitants, to stop a serum from being released that he believes is going to destroy the Earth... Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Two Worlds About To Collide And Only One Man Can Save Them.

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Rated R for strong action violence and some language | See all certifications »
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1 April 1995 (Japan)  »

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Billy Drago injured himself while filming the fight between him and Michael Pare. See more »

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In the final shot, as Brody rides away, the falling rain moves with the camera as it pans, revealing it to be an effect. See more »

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Aragon: How is it going, soldier?
Joe Brody: I got a couple of questions, chief. I wanna know why I wasn't told there were civilized people on Earth? And why you don't want them to activate "The Amarant"?
Aragon: There're simply things you do not understand.
Joe Brody: You were gonna kill all those people, weren't you, chief? Men, women, children, everyone, weren't you? Tell me the truth, chief, please, were you gonna kill all those people?
Aragon: It's a better way to start over, build a new society, don't make the mistakes mankind made ...
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Nothing of any artistic merit ensues.

So let me get this straight, 27 years ago the Ozone layer just disappeared and the Earth became some sort of desert? And there were some people who were lucky enough to escape to the fertile lands of the moon? Sounds great!

This is a movie that tries really hard to be better than it is. One of Michael's relatives (Terrence Paré, probably his brother) wrote the script, and he tried to get clever and throw in a twist or two. Unfortunately, he also threw in a plot hole or fifty.

So there are terrorists on the moon who want to destroy the earth? How exactly are they smuggling the serum from the moon to the Earth? Why are motorcycle gangs harassing the other survivors on Earth? If this has been going on for 27 years, then why haven't the motorcycle gangs completely taken over what's left of Earth? How is everybody still surviving and finding food and water if the Ozone is gone? I'm getting a headache.

I know what you're thinking: "Hey Johnny, isn't any movie co-starring Billy Drago a sure winner?" Good question, and I'd have thought the same thing, but even the acting sensation that is BILLY DRAGO couldn't save this flop. This movie is just a mess. Unless you like to watch Billy Drago overacting and leading his motorcycle gang into about 30 minutes worth of slow-motion footage of motorcycles floating in the air.

I did get a pretty good laugh when an evil cyborg was sent to Earth to finish the job that Michael Paré abandoned. The best was when the cyborg somehow buried himself and his motorcycle under the ground, and then flew out and started chasing Paré. That doesn't make sense to you? Welp, imagine watching similar scenarios for an hour and a half.

To make matters worse, the movie tried to reach some sort of emotional level by having Paré's character fall in love. I have to admit, I cried when Paré found out that his love interest (some "actress" you've never heard of) was a cyborg and had to be terminated. However, I didn't exactly cry because of the emotional pull of that scene, no, I cried because at that moment it occurred to me that an hour and a half of my life had just vanished before my very eyes and there was NOTHING I could do to get it back. It's really amazing how an hour and a half Michael Paré movie ALWAYS seems like it's at least 3 hours long. Didn't matter to Stephanie, she slept through the whole thing. Must've been nice.

THE GIST:

It would've taken a SOLAR FORCE to keep my food down while sitting through this tripe. Ba dum dum psh! Thank you, thank you. This is a bad movie, and it fails to even reach "so bad it's good" territory. Sure, there are some things in the movie that are so ridiculous that you can't help but laugh at them, but overall I promise you there are much better ways to spend your money and your time. You have been warned; I now wash my hands of the movie.


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