Battle Queen 2020
Queen 2020 (2000) is a Roger Corman production that is half
post-apocalyptic actioner/sci-fi, and half gratuitous nudity.
The plot was mainly voice-over, including the entire first 5 minutes.
An asteroid has hit the Earth, and created nuclear winter. The
new world includes the normal
people, who are starving in the underground; and the elite, who live
above ground, grab the best looking women from below to become
"mistresses," and live forever by stealing organs from young
healthy common people. There is also a resistance movement.
|Julie Strain plays the
head of the mistresses, and sleeps with the head of the elite. I am
sure you can guess the ending by now, and how the mighty Julie kicks
elite butt and helps the rebels win.
|Most of the nudity is from
Julie Strain with lots of breast, some buns, and one beaver.
Not only does she serve as decoration, but she shows some
martial arts skills as well. There was breast exposure from
several unknowns, some identified and some not.
|There is an interview with
Julie on the DVD, and I have to say I was as charmed by her as
everyone who interviews her seems to be. She is earthy and honest, and
not full of herself. Corman asked her once at lunch what made her so
special, and she could think of no answer. The next day, she thought
of one, and called him to say that her appeal was that she was tall
(6' 1"). She said that made her a super-hero of sorts, with a
good body that she was willing to show. I can vouch for the good body.
||This is a straight to vid, and doesn't
even have enough IMDB votes to pay attention to. The film looks great,
and is only missing a good plot to be a real film.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics - or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C. Let's call it a titty-flick.
Julie certainly has those, so it is a C in that genre, but only
worth watching for the eye candy.
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