Rico (Casper Van Dien) falls for Carmen (Denise Richards) so joins
the army to be with her.
he is infantry, she is airforce. They are parted, she dumps him,
only to be reunited by interplanetary mayhem and following a moment
of brain suck-out madness involving her new boyfriend and a monster.
our panel of critics thought
comic book parody of its genre. All the fun of the comic strip without
the inconvenience of having to turn the pages."
of like Star Wars but with more administration."
knife thrown into the hand of the recruit was shocking at first,
but rewind and look closely and the hand looks too big. It didn't
actually go through his hand at all! This ruined my enjoyment of
this movie. I want my money back."
bit like one of those High School TV shows set near a beach, but
in space, more violent and the threat of a nice evening meal being
ruined by pissed-off giant crunchy creatures ten times your size."
one level this movie appears to be as dumb as a peanut, look closer
and it is a reasonable semi-intelligent satire on its genre and
society's structure's and mores."
less camp than Star Wars and with no annoying metal robot."
have never seen a musical set in space and whilst this movie is
not a musical, it only needs a few songs and you are there."
Elvis had been 30 in 1997, when this movie was made, he would have
been its star."
goodness the man was only junior to his girlfriend for about 10
minutes of screen time. He was suitably then promoted, upholding
the traditional paternalistic societal role play."
movie is surprisingly long, just when you thought it has finished
it starts up again."
entertaining ride down a familiar path. Tongue in cheek at times,
teen soap opera at others, the action is very good. Not brainless
by a long shot, although still basically an actioner.
The scene in which all the creatures attack was quite cutting edge
in its time.
9 , 2002