On a futuristic frontier, a scaly villian known as Redeye has taken over the tiny town of Oblivion. The sheriff's dead, the android deputy's unplugged and the townsfolk are too yellow to stand up to the sharp-shooting lizard. Only Zack Stone, son of the late sheriff, has the skills to defeat the deadly creature. But as an empath (one who has the psychic ability to feel others' pain), Zach has sworn off violence. Now the town's citizens, and Zach's ladylove, must convince him to be the law in this untamed borderland.
Directed by: Sam Irvin
. Starring: Richard Joseph Paul
, Jackie Swanson
, Andrew Divoff
, Meg Foster
, Isaac Hayes
, Julie Newmar
, Carel Struycken
, George Takei
, Musetta Vander
, Jimmie F. Skaggs
, Irwin Keyes
, Mike Genovese
, Frank Roman
. Music by: Pino Donaggio
Full Moon Entertainment pictures and Charles Band put out a lot of films and some are pretty good, but even the bad ones are still entertaining. I thought this one would fall under the category of a pretty good film as it had a nice premise, but it just did not work for me. A whole slew of third rate actors are in this film that just never really goes anywhere or does anything. A fusion of cowboys in outer space seems like it would be a good idea, but they just do not measure things out well in the fact it may as well just been a western in the same vein as Wild Wild West rather than be something set on another planet. I mean, the best they can come up with is ceiling fans as their futuristic ambient touch?
The story, some outlaw lands a ship and this is the only ship you really see and comes to the town of Oblivion where he takes out the sheriff using tricky methods, but c'mon, the sheriff was literally using a force shield during a stand off. That comes across as a bit unfair, doesn't it? Well after he kills the sheriff the outlaw who looks like a lizard and is called Redeye can now start his master plan! Of not really doing all that much besides wanting a threesome with the locale shop owner who looks a bland as white rice while he already has a super sexy whip gal. The son of the sheriff is notified about his father's slaying and after rescuing a Native American, which makes no sense on another planet, decides to head to town, but he absolutely has no desire to fight because he feels everyone's pain and do not wait for an explanation as to why one of Redeye's thugs takes hit after hit, but doesn't die...oh, there is a wacky poisonous frog that looks on at arm wrestling matches!
So we get a plot that really has no substance and lots of unexplained stuff and we get a to be continued at the end of this one, but seriously, were we expected to do reading for this to understand the world? Why is ceiling fans like everywhere? Why can you even buy a poisonous frog creature that attacks if you are afraid at a pet store? Why is George Takei in anything? That is a serious question, the guy was one of the most boring characters on the original Star Trek and then comes out as gay to make himself significant again and somehow makes a career out of other people's memes, he is not clever and he cannot act, he should of been phased out of our subculture, but people think he is some sort of sage guru or something. Once again, those memes he posts, not his!
So, if you want to see a film with a few old semi stars this is the film for you! I just thought Julie Newmar's appearance was sad and Issac Hayes was pointless. I don't know, maybe he gets more time in the sequel? The film does feature some cool stop motion creatures to behold, but still doesn't feel like another planet as this could easily and be better explained as an irradiated earth than another planet because I doubt the only thing they would include in an outpost on another world is ceiling fans! Arm wrestling frog though, he was cool.
Review by Aaron1375 from the Internet Movie Database.