Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
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Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone
In this weakly scripted, dull sci-fi adventure, three women have been shipwrecked somewhere in the galaxy on planet Terra Eleven and now Wolff (Peter Strauss), the pilot of a salvage ship, his friend Washington (Ernie Hudson), and the orphaned Niki (Molly Ringwald) are out to rescue them. Along the way, the trio face several life-threatening situations, and as they escape each danger intact, their final encounter with the evil Overdog McNabb (Michael Ironside) draws ever closer. With a wobbly storyline, one-note theme (people versus machines), and unintentionally funny dialogue, Spacehunter:… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A muddled science fiction tale."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"With a bigger dose of originality, Spacehunter could have become a popular, enduring sci-fi adventure."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Ages like good cheese"
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"What could have been a sci-fi horror classic is instead just a better-than-average children's adventure story."
‑ Don Peretta, Time Out
"At least nobody will have to stand in line to see this film now that the third Star Wars has opened: Spacehunter is not nearly as good as Return of the Jedi, and it's clearly intended for the same audience."
‑ , People Magazine
"It attempts so much that it will probably remind you of at least a dozen other pirate, gladiator, horror and science-fiction stories, because its own plot is none too distinctive and is seriously overcrowded."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"The producers in their infinite wisdom decided to release it five days before the single most anticipated science fiction epic of all time."
‑ Rob Vaux,
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