Who would have guessed that before politicking for governor, policing the galaxy was penciled in on Jesse "the Body" Ventura's curriculum vitae, right after professional wrestler? As Abraxas, Ventura plays a bi-Galaxian co... more »p who chases a rogue law enforcer from the northern stars to the North Woods of Minnesota. "Good cop, bad cop" takes on a whole new meaning when Abraxas pursues the evil Secundus (Sven-Ole Thorsen) through assorted snow banks, evergreens, and a winter wonderland of death traps, en route to a final confrontation involving the anti-life equation, a limitless power source for the power-hungry Secundus. Not surprisingly, his acquisition of the anti-life equation will end life on this planet as we know it. Will Abraxas prevail? Helping Ventura wrestle with this question is Sonia, portrayed by Marjorie Bransfield, a young innocent, immaculately impregnated by Secundus. James Belushi, as an earthling law-enforcement type, lends a late helping hand. Unfortunately, the biography portion of the DVD neglects to illuminate Ventura's earlier career, when he ably presided over a much smaller jurisdiction than Abraxas. As a pro wrestler, Ventura typically clocked in for work in a pink boa, wraparound shades, and kicky short-shorts--a much livelier uniform than that issued to guardians of the universe. --Stephan Magcosta« less
Samantha K. (entilzah) from OSCODA, MI Reviewed on 10/14/2013...
Wow I thought this was from the 80's and I managed to miss it way back then. Not worth watching more than once if that
What's with all the whiners?
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Sure the movie is low budget, kind of forgettable and bad. That doesn't make it a shoe-in for a zero rating, though folks. We've got the immortal line in this flick: "My box has VD." And let's not forget the slow-motion fighting to Kenny G inspired music, with random nonsensical explosions happening in the background...or the woman who has a baby with all her clothes on! There's PLENTY of entertainment to be gleaned from this movie, you cinema snobs just don't know where to look for it. All in all, I recommend it to people who want to see unintentional humor, and who don't expect every movie to be made with a 100 million plus budget. Jeez...if you wanna see a true blue zero rating, rent Sextette, and leave this modest effort alone!"
A movie that is to be compared to the classics
sopimus | please tell me | 06/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When the true movie critics speaks about the science fiction classics we often get lectures on star wars and other high budget motion pictures. What we have to remember is the ones who never got into the herds view of sight. One of these movies are Abraxas. A movie which never got the attention it deserved. If the true soldiers of iron culture will ever emerge, Abraxas will their movie of inspiration."
Jesse Ventura goodness
analblowtorch | Ile bizzard, Quebec Canada | 01/20/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"as many reviewers around the world have said, "Abraxas? no never heard of it".. the height of bad movies, you'll find yourself laughing at good ol' governor of minesottas bad acting, nakedness and so on, the Jazzy soundtrack played to death also helps make this movie a hilarious good time, during one of the biggest fights in the film, all you can hear is soft jazz playing in the backround, the story loosely revolves around Abraxas, a guy sent out to kill his ex partner who's trying to become the supreme being, they brawl, break stuff, Abraxas falls in love.. etc.. and on and on.. go rent it right away, invite some friends over, but I don't suggest buying it."
I liked it.
sopimus | 11/16/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, it's low budget. If you require expensive pyrotechnics and special effects, you will not find them in "Abraxas." Yes, the leading lady could not act her way out of a paper bag. But I enjoyed the plot, the supporting characters of the 2 small-town police officers, funny scenes like 2 small-town waitresses having to serve breakfast to Sven-Ole Thorssen even though he's huge, brooding and looks just like the description of the man who's just murdered 2 or 3 townspeople. Jesse Ventura does a creditable acting job. The VHS box copy makes it sound like a a slam-bam action film, but that's not what "Abraxas" really is. If you're looking for a rather sweet little film that looks like people tried really hard to make something good without much money, I think you'll like it. I loved the scene where Jesse threatens his wrist computer "answer box" with deactivation of its vocal mode if it doesn't stop telling him how to carry out his mission."
Jesse "The Space Cop" Ventura
Robert I. Hedges | 09/14/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a Minnesotan, I take a strange pride that my state elected Jesse Ventura, former pro wrestler, and grade Z movie actor as Governor. Of, course, Jesse has been in several films, most notably "Predator" with Arnold Schwarzenegger (possible future governor of California...hmmm...is there a trend here?)In Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe, Jesse is an intergalactic space cop of some variety who tries to track down the evil Secundus, played by Sven-Ole Thorsen who has had a space child with knowledge of an important equation that can destroy the universe. This movie is cheesy and never too dark (even though the director was trying to make it dark) yet it still manages to be entertaining in a MST3K sort of manner. Many great scenes abound, including watching Secundus eat breakfast (he orders the entire menu), watching Jesse's wrist radio thing interrupt romance, and my personal favorite: watching school principal Jim Belushi attempt to look serious in an embarrassingly badly written counseling session.This is a great little cheap movie to watch when you just want to relax and have some fun with friends. Sure! You betcha!"