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My Opinion: This movie is a ton of fun. At first glance it may not seem like much, but when you watch it, it pulls you in and takes over. Sure it's a bit silly at times, but it has more depth than other movies of this type. There is a full blown plot and a moral to the story. The action is good, and Griffith is great. It's one of those guilty pleasures movies that you are embarrassed to admit that you like. It's very easy and fun to watch making it one that you will watch more than once.
DVD Quality: Widescreen anamorphic, trailer, and making of documentary make this a nice little DVD
What You Should Do: Buy it. If you are a SciFi fan you need this one. The price couldn't be better!
The film is rife with running gags, visual humor and clever bits of dialogue (as when one character describes life in the post-apocalyptic big city as being "kinda paranoid and audio-visual;" while another summarizes life in the lawless desolation of Zone 7 this way: "You should see 'em out there, playin' Twister and revertin' to their animal natures!")
You'll need to watch it more than once to catch all the visual gags; my favorite being when Melanie Griffith consults her Thomas Bros. Guide to the Forbidden Zone.
This film is plain good fun, and not remotely as insulting to one's intelligence as half the big-budget, "blockbusters" out there. For a fun David Andrews double-feature, try this one with Stephen King's "Graveyard Shift."
Griffith is a tough femme mercenary hired by a yuppie to retrieve his stolen "Cherry 2000" sex android. It sounds silly, but the film has exciting fight scenes, and also moments of warmth and poignancy. Griffith is too proud to admit that she's grown in love with the yuppie.
Of course, the yuppie eventually realizes that the love a real woman (Griffith) beats the "perfect" love of a vapid android.
Film resembles Circuitry Man, another great post-apocalyptic thriller. In that one, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson is a tough femme mercenary who falls in love with a not-so-vapir male sex adroid.
Yeah, they both sound stupid, but they're fine films if you like the genre.
Cherry 2000 wasn't distributed until several years after its completion. For several years in the 1980s, I kept reading reports of "the soon to be released Cherry 2000." I suppose the Mad Max cycle had ended by the time Cherry 2000 was finished, and distributors got cold feet. The film still seems to suffer some residual (and unjustified) bad reputation.
I found it highly entertaining, with moments of philosophical depth.
Sam decides to hire a tracker to go and retrieve him a new unit, and meets with Edith E. Johnson, played by Melanie Griffith. So Sam and Edith set off in her souped up Ford Mustang, into the wastelands. After a skirmish or two, they encounter one of the more feared groups of the wastelands, led by Lester, played by Tim Thomerson (Trancers, Who's Harry Crumb, Air America). Lester and his gang live what I would call a little suburb of the desert called Sky Ranch, and detest trackers. Why they hate trackers, I don't know, as it's never explained, but they do, so I went with it.Read more ›
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This is a great cult movie. Melanie Griffith Is beautiful, smart, tough, and almost childlike at times. And Ben Johnson is a plus as six finger Jake. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Miss Franciene
Set in the future of 2017 successful businessman Sam Treadwell finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Read more
This is a good movie with an interesting story line and while somewhat erotic is done with tastePublished 2 months ago by Arivacain
Gift for my older sister's husband. I liked the movie as well. Action packed and similar to Road Warrior but not as weird. Very cool film.Published 2 months ago by RJ the Great Cat Lover
Have always loved it, since seeing it on cable back in the day. Melanie Griffith was so hot!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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