Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983) is considered a Space Western, which is a funny term on its own, but in this film, the space footage isn’t more than ten minutes. The musical score stays true to other big name Space Operas (another term that makes me giggle), it even competed with Star Wars: Return of the Jedi or thought it did.
How many times have I seen this? At least 50 times, there’s something about it that sucks me in every time I see it, and is the reason it is one of my top 20 all time favorite movies. The costuming is like an episode of Mad Max, and the effects are epic. I love the ship made from railcars, I just wish it wasn’t destroyed so soon.
The cast is quite exciting. Peter Straus plays Wolff, he is one sexy muthafucka bounty hunter that meets up with young Molly Ringwald playing Niki a ‘Scav.’ Eventually, they join forces with Washington, Ernie Hudson, to save the supermodels from Overlord’s grip (Michael Ironside).
I will forever love Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, and that’s why I give it 5 out of 5 Stars.