For April 6th- Battle Beyond the Stars

I didn’t think that they made cheap rip-offs of blockbusters until the modern movie-making age.  I suppose that these kind of movies were popular for the time, as the science fiction genre was really taking off.  The sole problem with this enormous amount of success is that everyone wants a piece of the action, and, unfortunately, everyone’s movies are not equal.

The other recent conclusion that I’ve come to is that for some reason I seem to be watching a lot of films that Roger Corman had involvement in on some level.  This is perhaps one of the stranger things to happen to me thus far on this journey that I’ve undertaken.

Story/Writing: 1/2

An okay story that just feels really choked for time.  It seems like they’re constantly trying to break into some kind of a larger universe throughout the film, but it stays confined.  I don’t know, maybe attention spans were shorter then.

Acting: 1.5/2

It’s a fine line actors walk when it comes to presenting material that may not be quite up to par from a writing standpoint.  In this flick, however, even though the lines aren’t always great, the actors really believe in what’s going on.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

The sets are surprisingly varied and detailed.  I would be interested in further researching to see if any of them were borrowed, because otherwise this movie’s construction budget is very large.

Sound/FX: 1.5/2

Again, it seems like there might have been some money behind this movie just because it is evident in the visuals.

Misc: 1/2

Pretty good, but not a lot of depth or character focus.

VERDICT: 6.5/10

Good for a nerdy movie night.


About svolkmer

Photographer. Filmmaker. Nice guy.
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