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quietearth [Celluloid 04.29.07] post apocalyptic movie review



Year: 1986
Director: Alan Johnson
Writers:Walon Green & D.A. Metrov
Cataclysm type: Nuclear
IMDB entry: IMDB
Trailer: link
Amazon link: link
Post apocalyptic concentration: 3 out of 10
"Mad Max" level: 3 out of 10
Review by: quietearth
Rating: 6 out of 10
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Key Characters:
Bodahi (the orb)
Daniel (Lukas Haas)
Terra (Jami Gertz)
Jason (Jason Patric)
Metron (James LeGros)
Rabbit (Claude Brooks)
Tug (Peter DeLuise)
Darstar (Adrian Pasdar)




Overview:
From the beginning music, I thought this movie was going to be aimed at children, but it really has a dual kind of storyline, so the kids could also enjoy. Based in an orphanage, the story revolves around a group of friends which play skateball, which is kind of like hockey on roller skates. The orphanage is designed to indoctrinate the children into the protectorate society, which controls all the water, and therefore all life. The orphanage is on the edge of "the wasteland".



The Story:
At the beginning of the movie, we hear the legend of Bodhai, which the Chicani believe (they are kinda like the native americans). Bodhai is supposedly from the heavens and came to earth to free the waters. While fleeing the e-police after a game of skateball, Daniel, the youngest of the group, stumbles upon Bodhai, which is a glowing orb. The orb can basically do whatever it wants, including healing Daniels deafness. It has a personality, and the trouble starts from there. The group learns of the power of the orb, and flees the orphanage, starting a long adventure.



The Rating:
Strangely enough throughout the entire movie, all the surfaces are smooth enough to roller skate on, even in the desert. And as a side note, the precious commodity in this movie is gas, not water. Haha, just kidding. It's water. If you have kids, definitely watch this one with them. I give it a 6 out of 10, this is definitely a latenight or Sunday afternoon flick.

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Oddy (9 years ago) Reply

I like your style of reviewing. It's not overly critical and that's pretty rare. I adore this movie, but I couldn't stop laughing since it was a delightfully corny 80's movie. The epic music, the fun little faults such as the skate-able surfaces. Stelllllleeerrrr

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Anonymous (7 years ago) Reply

Think Thunderdome meets Zanadu.

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