||Title: Heavy Metal 2000
|Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
|| Year: 2000
|| Country: Canada, Germany
||Starring: Michael Ironside, Julie Strain, Billy Idol, Pier Paquette, Sonja Ball
|| Director: Michael Coldewey, Michel Lemire
My Review: Heavy Metal 2000 - 2013 (Comedy, Drama) Voice talent included Michael Ironside (as Tyler - Possessed miner), Julie Strain (Adult and B-Movie actress, playing Julie (herself)), and Billy Idol (as Odin). The story is a loose anthology of mini-stories tied together by an immortality thread and a glowing green orb made of pure evil. After surviving the invasion of her homeworld, Julie vows to avenge the attack as she pursues Tyler, the possessed psychopathic agent of evil. He must be stopped before he reaches the fountain! Animation in the style of the Heavy Metal magazine, but somewhat tamer - While the Heavy Metal magazine sometimes features nudity and adult imagery (Not the same as Porn mind you), the movie was rated R, but the imagery wasn't as 'adult' as the previous movie (Heavy Metal) or the magazine. The movie also featured an excellent alternative, industrial, hard rock sound track, with bands such as: Insane Clown Posse, Pantera, Bauhaus, KMFDM, Machine Head, System of a Down, Billy Idol, and many others. The movie is an entertaining romp, but lacks serious story or character development, and it's only remarkable within the narrow nitch that it occupies. 3 out of 5.
Summary: In ages past, a malevolent race called the Arakacians discovered a place where space-time leaked an immortality water. The Arakacians conquered the known universe for centuries, and were finally vanquished after the fountain chamber was sealed by freedom fighters. Upon discovery of a shard of the Loc-Nar (the evil orb from the original movie), a miner named Tyler becomes possessed by an insatiable hunger for power and a thirst for immortality. On his way to a planet which has the immortality fountain, Tyler makes a brief stop on F.A.K.K.² (Federation-Assigned Ketogenic Killzone) because its inhabitants carry some immortality water in their bodies. Tyler invades the space colony, wipes out most of the inhabitants, and kidnaps a beautiful woman named Kerrie. Enraged by Tyler's careless rampage, Kerrie's beautiful sister Julie vows to avenge her family and wipe out Tyler before he reaches the fountain.