|Forest Whitaker and John Travolta as the campy villains.|
The whole film is shot at these outlandish angles. It sort-of works.
By accident or design this failed blockbuster resembles obscure B-movie 'America 3000' (1986); each depicts an apocalyptically dusty America in the year 3,000, in which hairy men are oppressed, but find, though education, the key to revolution. Incredibly, women get the better role in the earlier film, in which they're horrible jerks who ought never to have gained power, rather than here where they're almost wholly absent, except in a brief cameo as a possible bearer of the hero's child. Not for them the guns, the adventuring or the declaration of independence.
|An outrageous transition from one scene to the next. There's a lot of these.|
The film isn't without merit, but I found no good reason to care for the heroes, or for the future of humanity, that male and American race. John Travolta and Forest Whitaker, as the very villainous aliens, are highly watchable but too ridiculous to seem legitimately threatening. The film might have made a fun and visually innovative half-hour of television if all the scenes with humans in were removed - but it seems rather extreme to wish such a fate on any movie.
Why would you even want to watch it after my comments? Because it sounds 'so-bad-it's-good'? Oh, ok. Enjoy yourselves how you will, but you might get more out of 'The Last Temptation of Christ' (1988).