Saturday, September 13, 2014
Heavy Metal (1981)
Yes, I am a dork. Can't help it. Heavy Metal is a true cult classic. The movie follows the Locnar (if I am spelling that correctly), a glowing orb that causes chaos through time and space. Kind of like Sauron's ring in Lord of the Rings. Where the stories and animation look and style came from is the graphic magazine of the same name, Heavy Metal. Lots of boobs and other craziness for the demented person of the 1970's and 1980's.
This is not a film I would suggest sharing with the offspring. While it is wonderful and the sound track is very early 1980's hard rock, the sexual content might not be something you want to share with your kids. Wait until they go off to college, but not before then.
As I said, I am a dork and this is a wonderful movie to watch and relive some of those altered nights with the friends watching very strange animation. And it happens to be on Netflix.
So, grab whatever gets you a bit altered and watch this classic. Just make sure the kids are at a sleepover or something. This might confuse them and you trying to explain what they saw will most likely fail.