Sunday, September 4, 2016

Future Hunters (1986)

aka Deadly Quest, aka Spear of Destiny

How bad is it? Kitchen sink mess.
Should you see it? I give it the mildest possible approval.

This Roger Corman-produced, Cirio Santiago-directed Philippine film has been touted by both Svengoolie and Joe Bob Briggs. In the post-apocalyptic world of 2025, a man finds the spear used to pierce the side of Jesus, which lets him time travel to 1986. His plan is to re-unite the spear with its shaft, which supposedly will stop the holocaust from happening. Then he has to save a girl from a biker gang. Then throw in Shaolin monks, dwarves in caves, Amazons, Nazis, an earthquake, a car chase, helicopter sabotage and alligators. Whew, that's a lot of crap to fling at the screen! Nothing makes sense, the budget is styrofoam boulder-sized and there's no acting or writing to speak of. The constant action might - just MIGHT - be enough for some viewers.

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