Soft Porn in a Sci Fi wrapper
Captain Cubicle | Cubicle of Solitude | 02/07/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I rented this movie (thank God I didn't buy it). Plot - rehashed and borrowed from so many other movies. Acting - I don't think there was any. Monster - worst than the worst Godzilla suit.
In between the lesbian shower scene (OK this scene wasn't too bad) and actress(?) JJ North humping on top of McQueen on an operating table there is supposedly a Sci Fi movie about an altered human trapped in a science facility in post apocalyptic earth. Eventually everyone starts getting picked off by the Hybrid.
It's just bad...
In addition you get tips from the director before the movie on how to get girls to take their tops off so plenty of breast shots.
Bottom Line: plenty of T&A, no acting, old, tired plot..."
No1: This is not Alien and No2: J.J. North is all the money!
L Gontzes | Athens, Greece | 03/08/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hybrid is a low budget sci-fi film with slight hints of Alien and Godzilla (!), and with a few pinches of nudity (the shower scene is one of the best ever!).
In short, the acting and the dialogues are very poor, the plot and the setting are average, while are special effects are (literally) non-existent.
Nevertheless, Fred Olen Ray does not let us down, what with the beautiful women and the sexy scenes. As far as sexy B-movies are concerned, Hybrid is decent.
Overall, far from being a masterpiece, it just might provide for an evening's entertainment if in a really silly mood and/or intoxicated.
Bud Bundy | MN USA | 06/25/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie starts with a montage of scenes from other movies, apparently depicting an alien attack against Earth, though it comes off looking more like maybe an earthquake hit and a bunch of cars started on fire. Then we get to the post-apocalyptic wasteland, where our characters are riding in that really cool Landmaster vehicle from Damnation Alley. I really didn't like our characters at all, they just argue with each other throughout the entire movie. I don't know what it is with movie makers these days, they can't seem to give any of their characters any personality, so they just have them fight. It's a real chore to sit through. But, on the bright side, you do have Brink Stevens and J.J. North, a couple of hot looking babes.
Anyhow, the vehicle breaks down, they need to find shelter before an "ion storm" hits, and they run into Tim Abell who's wandering the wasteland looking for his sister or daughter or somebody. He knows of a scientific research facility where they can find shelter, so they set out in search of it. Once there, they find it deserted, except for a half-decomposed body that was just waiting for someone to walk by so that it could fall down from the ceiling. Yeah, pretty believable...NOT! Anyhow, the whole place looks like the basement of a large building, full of pipes and stuff. They wander around, argue, make threats, argue some more, Brinke and J.J. do a nude shower scene together, and then J.J. takes her top off again and has sex with Abel's character. There's some monster lurking about, it occasionally kills someone if they're stupid enough to walk right up to it without noticing it.
Overall, the characters are pretty flat and generic, the acting is uniformly bad, and the plot just sort of sits there with very little momentum or much of a climax. The whole thing could have been improved quite a bit with some appropriately cheesy theme music, but they missed the mark on that as well. It's a real shame about the complete inability of film makers to come up with any sort of interesting characters these days. Too bad it wasn't made in the '80s, this could have been a cult classic with better characters and a more creative plot. But it's from the '90s when people just don't try very hard and weren't really very good in the first place. Oh well. I give it two stars, plus an extra one for the nudity."
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 01/05/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Fred Olen Ray's NITE OWL THEATER is the hosting entity for this lurid, derivative and downright awful sci fi flick. The best thing about the DVD is the opening with Ray acting as host, with some pretty cheesy broads and off color humor. I know he's laughing all the way to the bank on these straight to video howlers.
HYBRID finds our cast in a post-apocalyptic world trying to find shelter from an impending ion storm!! Needless to say they stumble upon a scientific lab where genetic experiments were being performed, of course those experiments went dangerously awry and one of the creastures (that looks like a mini-Godzilla)is on the loose. His goal: to mate with an earthling and create more mini Godzillas. The cast is horrible, even the usually enjoyable Tim Abell. Scream queen Brinke Stevens emotes like a jellyfish and J. J. North has huge boobs, but sounds like the voice of a Barbie doll. G. Gordon Baer as the requisite whining ex-prisoner is so bad one can't wait for him to bite the dust. John Barrymore III gets top billing but is offed rather early in the film. The special effects are laughable, the editing amateurish and the whole thing is really a bad movie. If not for Ray's opening, it would only have gotten one star. Rent, but don't buy unless you're feeling sadomasochistic."