Not Quite Classic
Kemuel LaChance | Maine, USA | 11/08/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am a big fan of Michael Pare, as well of biker movies. This movie combines almost all of the qualities that make a good sci-fi adventure movie a classic. I has a likeable hero, two love-to-hate villians, and an enjoyable, developed plot all the way through. Unfortunatley, where this film lacks is in teh musical score. The same annoying song is used over and over again, and oftentimes the music doesn't really seem to fit the action. This film might actually be made better with no music at all, such is the extent to which the music ruins the movie, depriving it of a deserved five-star rating."
Kemuel LaChance | 05/11/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is a surprisingly well-written and acted movie. I'd thought it'd be just another ho-hum sc-fi, but I was wrong. This film actually has some substance. The story has a number of complex plot twists, some predictable, some not. The star as well as the supporting actor playing the evil robot cop turn in really good performances, and the rest of the cast does a credible job as well. I do recommend it; I think you'll like it."
THIS MOVIE BLOWS!!!!!!!!
evildeadben | Canton, IL United States | 10/14/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If you love horrible special effects and bad acting that ISN'T humorous, then this movie is for you. Also, this movie is for those who don't want to be surprised. I had everything figured out about 10 minutes before it happened. In a nutshell: THIS MOVIE BLOWS!"
Did they even care what kind of movie they made?
SRFireside | Houston, TX United States | 09/15/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Ever seen a movie that just seems like they weren't even trying to do a good movie? Well this is it. Solar Force has to be one of the most mediocre movies I have seen in ages. I can't even figure out why they named it Solar Force. They could have named it Spazmatrons from the Moon and it would have been a better title. At least that would make a little more sense. Nothing about it was either original or compelling. Solar Force's only value is maybe for camp... that is if you call lame movies campy.
Where do I even start? First off the story looks like someone just got the Big Book of Cliché Science Fiction, opened a random page, closed their eyes and put their finger on some part of the book and said, "Lets put that in" then repeated the process. I see stuff taken from Terminator, Mad Max, and about a ½ dozen B-Movies. Sad thing is the plot doesn't really fit any of these tidbits right. They throw just about all the clichés they can and just when you thought it was safe, they throw some even lamer clichés out. The plot unfolds almost as if the writers had a short attention span. There is no cohesion.
When was the last time you watched a fight scene in a movie and were looking at your watch wondering when it would be over? Look no further. They must have had such a small budget they couldn't hire a fight choreographer. Funny how action scenes feel like they actually slow down the movie. The soundtrack is just as bad. For instance every time the leading lady comes into a scene this music comes into play that I can only describe as a mix between light calypso and turning the crank on a Jack-in-the-Box really slow. About the only scene that actually found some heart in was the result of the absolute worst plot twist in the entire movie. I dont think it was worth the wait.
Solar Force was a bad idea that was executed just as bad. I can't find anything redeeming about this movie aside for the fact that it really amused me on how bad it was. That is the only way I can recommend anyone seeing this movie. If you have a group of friends who like to take shots ala MST3000 then party on and rent this puppy. Everyone else just wait until you can see in some form where you don't have to pay for it and prepare to be disappointed.