From the Vaults: Heavy Metal Movie

With “Metal Hurlant Chronicles” airing on SyFy now, I figure my next Vault entry would be a look back at Heavy Metal the movie.

Heavy Metal

Take a ride!

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I love this movie, but I hate this movie.  This movie will never do justice to the magazine which inspired it.  Now, many think Heavy Metal is just schlock, bullshit, and porn.  Well, in many cases they’re right.  However, there is some pretty good story material to be remembered from the magazine.  Several independent artists and writers have published to Heavy Metal.  A famous example is of course, Moebius.

Now, the movie itself is another story.  This film is semi-infamous for rushed production.  If this film took more time to develop, it would have most certainly been much better.  This picture advocated cartoon storytelling for adults.  But, the rushed writing and attempt to slap stories that may or may not have appeared in the magazine may make some ask otherwise. 

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