Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983) movie poster

director Lamont Johnson
viewed: 07/30/2018

I’ve got a soft spot for Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, and I think it still merits its place.

Sure, it’s another Star Wars knock-off, and some of the effects look worse than their Roger Corman brethren. But it’s got Molly Ringwald in possibly the best Molly Ringwald role (and movie) of all time.

“I’m not a scab girl and I’m not out of my diapers!”

Executive produced by Ivan Reitman, Spacehunter is pretty fun early 80s sci-fi in 3D and primed for a PG audience. It’s also got Ernie Hudson and Michael Ironside. Oh yeah, and the “spacehunter,” Peter Strauss.

I hold no illusions over the greatness (or lack thereof) of Spacehunter, but for some reason I just have always enjoyed it.

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