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Ten reasons why Slipstream (1989) is perfect for this podcast: An absolutely nonsensical premise: In the future, the jet stream has descended to ground level and eroded away all civilization, forcing people to live in caves and fly planes instead of driving cars. Mark Hamill in his first role as a villain - a sadistic, angry bounty hunter/police officer(?) in a post-apocalyptic future Bob Peck (the raptor guy from Jurassic Park) as a poetic, well-dressed android on the run Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) as the leader of a cult that worships the jet stream (it gets better, but no Spoilers) Bill Paxton's incredulous overacting as a horny, ne'er-do-well sky cowboy in what I believe to be the only possible final installment of a Twister trilogy So much budget spent on the cast that the special effects are on the level of Superman IV or Masters of the Universe. This movie could have been made by a gang of bored 12-year-olds in Montana. A convoluted history, involving producer Gary Kurtz (Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back) trying to recreate the success of his previous films, like the Dark Crystal and American Graffiti Intense biplane chases and fight sequences on top of airplanes Ben Kingsley - seriously, what in the fuck? And, if that wasn't enough, you're not going to make it out of the trailer with any reservations: I found this gem in a DVD set of about 70 public domain scifi films. I selected it randomly as the first one I watched. Oh my god, am I glad I did. This film is right up your ally, folks. p.s. Despite all the nonsense and ridiculous plot, some of the acting is truly well-done, as if they thought of this as a spiritual successor to 1982's android hit, Blade Runner. The budding villainous Mark Hamill is a delight to watch.
I don't know what they were thinking when they made this movie. It's the absolute worst thing I've seen that had a wide theatrical release. It's on par with a SyFy original. They tried to do way too much with their effects budget. Unfortunately, there are a lot of effects shots in this movie so the viewer is constantly bombarded with terrible CGI. Most of the film take places in a futuristic city. All of the cars are computer models and they only made 3 or 4 different ones. As a result, there's a ridiculous amount of traffic, all traveling at the same speed, and all made up of only a few unique vehicles. Even worse than that, though, are the green screen walking scenes. At one point it becomes clear that two of the actors are simply standing in place and shifting their weight back and forth rather than walking on a treadmill in front of the screen. That's the level of film making you're dealing with in this movie. The biggest surprise for me when I saw this is that it features Sir Ben Kingsley. That's right, they roped Ghandi into this crapfest. There's a lot more shit to see in this movie, but I'll leave it at that and invite anyone brave enough to experience it on their own.