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This film is for anyone who likes futuristic adventures like "Screamers", "Blade Runner," or "RoboCop". It has some of the best visual effects in a film with the backgrounds and the fight scenes. Although you can see where they dubbed some of the foul language in the establishing scenes, it is a good film for the cult film arcives.
The good guys are Detective Cameron Grayson (former wrestling champion "Rowdy" Roddy Piper) and Doctor Kirbie Younger (Jayne Heitmeyer,) a virologist assigned to the case. Piper, known for his wild antics and Scottish trappings in the ring is actually quite good in the film. Drago has fallen a few notches down the career ladder since his ultimately convincing performance as Frank Nitti in "The Untouchables," but he is still ultra-creepy here. The rest of the cast, and particularly Heitmeyer, are not up to the standards of Piper and Drago. The other problem is that the film is very plodding in places, and suffers from a worse than normal batch of plot contrivances that take forever to unfold and are wholly unbelievable. The worst example of this is in Grayson's past.Read more ›
Roddy Piper was okay in John Carpenter's They Live (1988) but he is just unlikeable here. Billy Drago is like a drug addict here, messy and annoying. In The Untouchables (1987) he was fine, but he is a weak bad guy here, invaded by a parasite and stumbles along. Neither Roddy Piper or Billy Drago can carry a film, even a low-budget Sci-fi one.
The plot is ludicrous as well.
Prison Planet (1992) Also Known As "Badlanders"
Yor, the Hunter from the Future (1983)
What a stupid name for a movie! We just had to try this one out.
Unfortunately for us this movie wasn't all that bad. The beginning was very weird, though. Prisoners are placed on the moon in a Lunar prison. The movie shows two prisoners standing at a table with power tools--apparently prisoners do labor of some sort--when suddenly they start attacking each other with saws. Prisoner A--Adriann Dunn (why does he have a girl's name?) kills prisoner B and then tries to make it look like an accident. Then, for some stupid, unknown reason he takes a screwdriver and stabs himself in the arm. But oh, apparently prisoner B isn't dead yet and some weird tentacle thing springs out and attacks Dunn's arm.
Watch out for this scene where the detective is asking this nurse where someone is. The nurse says "BEHIND you." But then the detective turns to his RIGHT, because that's where the guy is.
And I can't believe that it takes the good guys forever to realize that all it takes is a Bic lighter to destroy the methane-breathing menace. There are so many ways that they could have made this movie funnier.
"Mommy, that man has a potty mouth." or they could have tried to thwart the methane menace with air freshener. So many possibilities.
But like I say, the movie's not that bad. Worth a rental, no more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
...this is simply a movie with an illogical premise, a poor story, some weak acting, and predictability at every turn. Read morePublished on July 5, 2006 by South Beach Diet
I've seen hundreds of Sci Fi/Horror movies over the years. This is one of those you'll wonder whether you've watched it or not a few years down the road. Read morePublished on September 18, 2005 by Angela J. Thorpe
Veteran character actor Billy Drago (Delta Force 2) gives one of his most frightening lead performances in "Sci-Fighters". Read morePublished on May 26, 2001 by becky robison
"Sci-Fighters" provides plenty of action with Billy Drago (The Untouchables) giving one of his best "creepy" performances. Read morePublished on May 24, 2001 by becky robison
This movie has some interesting technology in it (the little Pippin is probably the coolest) but the story line is pretty weak. Read morePublished on May 20, 2001 by J. Lebeck