Its an entertaining movie with a nice blend of action, wry social commentary and black humor, and it moves along at a good clip. It does have its flaws, though, namely some lackluster action sequences and a distasteful thread of misogyny that runs through the story. But they dont drag things down too much, and despite its obscurity, the film is well worth the time for fans of thoughtful science fiction.
Catch this cult classic tonight at 7 and 9 p.m. at Muenzinger Auditorium on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. Tickets are $6, or $5 for CU-Boulder students with ID; for more info, visit www.internationalfilmseries.com or call 303-492-1531.
Wed., Feb. 11, 7 & 9 p.m., 2009