Sunday, October 22, 2006

"Lifeforce" review

Lifeforce (1985)

Directed by Tobe Hooper
Writing credits Dan O'Bannon

Steve Railsback .... Colonel Tom Carlsen
Peter Firth .... Colonel Colin Caine/Security Officer on phone
Frank Finlay .... Dr. Hans Fallada
Mathilda May .... Space Girl
Patrick Stewart .... Dr. Armstrong

A space crew brings back three bodies from an alien ship. All naked. All supermodel quality. Two guys and one girl. The guys don't count for much. They're not that important. What is important is the naked alien woman, (Mathilda May). She is to be feared and despised for being so feminine. Instead of doing the usual vampire move of biting people on the neck, she kisses her victims and steals their LIFEFORCE.

This movie is in fear of the female body. Mathilda spends the beginning portion of the movie completely naked. The men can't get over how alluring she is. When the main astronaut from space has a dream about her he says, "You're taking too much life out of me!" This is while she's smothering him in kisses. Naked females are life sucking vampires. Stealing precious blue soul light from weak men.

When the movie brought out the "psychic link" angle, it veered straight into tedium. The main hero can now "see what she sees" etc. This leads them on a road trip here and there to find the hot alien life sucker. It had a good amount of alien nudity, there were a few cool life sucking effects but the longer the movie went on, the more it dragged.

SCORE: 2.5 out of 4 naked space girls

1 comment:

jervaise brooke hamster said...

I want to bugger Mathilda May (as she was at the time lifeforce was filmed, not as she is now obviously)