Thursday, March 19, 2009

They Live (1988), War of the Gargantuas (1966), Never Cry Werewolf (2008) & Class of 1999 (1990)

They Live

Hellooo...! This movie rocks.

One of the great all time so-bad-it's-good movies. Lonely drifter/wrestler dude "Rowdy" Roddy Piper happens upon a pair of super special sunglasses that allow him to see *THE TRUTH*. The rich and powerful of our world are actually really (really) ugly aliens, using subliminal messages to keep us all in line.

So he and his drifter buddy take on the worldwide alien invasion-infiltration... and WIN! Turns out the aliens' subliminal mind control thingie *for the entire world* is coming from one rooftop satellite dish with no backup system of any kind. So Roddy throws a rock at it and it breaks. Thus ends the alien's reign.


War of the Gargantuas

Giant brown furry monster Sanda lives in the mountains. Giant green furry monster Gaira lives in the ocean.

They're brothers.

But Sanda was raised by humans and he loves them. Gaira just loves to eat them. So the have a giant furry monster war and both end up dead.

Along the way most of Tokyo gets leveled (again) and lots of tanks and planes shoot missiles and things.

If you watch this one - make sure its the Japanese version.


Never Cry Werewolf

Never see this movie.

And that's saying something, coming from a genre fan like myself.

Teenage girl's new neighbor is a werewolf and NO ONE will believe her when she tries to raise the alarm.

Will she have to take on this evil creature herself?


Yes. Yes she will.


Class of 1999

Ah, another classic. Teen-aged gang banger Cody has suspicions about those three new teachers at school. Yep, they're ROBOTS! Military battle androids reprogrammed to educate and placed in his school to control gang violence. But (gasp) they've gone crazy and are killing everyone in sight. This is a super lame-o movie with great robot scenes - some spectacular robot deaths. Worth the watch.


Plus, it includes the best movie speech EVER:
Inside this school are three inhuman teaching monsters.
The ones running this show.
They kidnapped my girl.
They killed Sonny, Reedy, Mohawk... and Noser.
And Angel.
You gotta know who your real enemies are.
Now I'm going in there to waste some teachers!
Are you with me?!
Ah, yes. I'm with you.