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This review is from: Night of the Comet (DVD)
In the past, I saw brief clips of this film on the Sci-Fi channel. I was never able to complete the film, and for some odd reason, I never saw the beginning of the film. For the longest time, I wondered what was the name of this film. Finally one day I got the name by accident before I had to leave for somewhere. Shortly after, I went on Amazon and bought the full length dvd.
Many reviews of the film indicate that the movie is a mixture of 80's pop culture with a blend from earlier apocalypse themes of the 50's. Call me blind or dumb, but after watching the movie, I didn't see a single thing that indicated to me that it was the 80's and not a single scene reminded me of a 1950's era of end-of-the-world movies. The only thing that reminds me of the 80's would be the "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," and the only thing that reminds me of the 50's would be the secret underground laboratory where scientists are more eager to save themselves than people. Unrelated to the movie, but I can't believe how old that song, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" is. Over 20 years old. The sad fact about this movie is that it's now a "classic." The sad thing is, pretty soon us 1980s folks will be "oldies."
The movie starts out like most teen movies: a group of young high school girls enjoying the life and making excuses to not be with their "lame" parental units. Suddenly, like a bad comedy, the world ends and it seems like only two sisters, Reg and Sam, are left alive. They go out on an adventure into an unknown world talking about boys, going on a shopping spree, and unlike most girls, they know how to defend themselves when the times comes. Suddenly, that times come to where they have to defend themselves for the sake of surviving in such a brutal, new world. The sistes have to defend themselves with TNT, Mac-10s, and using clever tactics such as tossing a shoe at machine gun wielding foes. In the end, everyone walks away unharmed and they live happily in a world where no one else survives. Sounds to me like a commercial for the deadly effects of LSD.
In the end, I loved the movie for some reason. Logic would dictate that this movie flat out sucks, and should be avoided like a plague. However, something about the film sticks to you. Every time I watch it, I get a fuzzy feeling all over like I'm on a bad trip or something. Perhaps it's Sam, played by Kelli Maroney, who saved the day. Sam plays a wonderful stereotypical blond teenager who cares more about fashion than the destruction around her. I think she did wonderful in the film and she quickly drew on me. If the movie wasn't about some post- apocalypse where mutated half-dead people running around scaring the living day lights out of you, I think she would have been a fun person to hang out with.
In all, the movie was a disaster but it's really a "love it or hate it" type. Either you'll like it and admit it sucks, or you'll hate it and curse it's very existence.