Wake the Dead (1974)
|Lexx: Wake the Dead is
Season 2 episode 10 of a Canadian TV mini-series.
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|As near as I can tell, it
is aimed at a youth market, as many of the characters look punk, the
music is rather modern, and sexual overtones are everywhere. The
insect/spaceship Lexx is in an obvious phallic shape. In this episode,
a group of friends borrow daddy's space transport, set it to
wake them up when they reach their destination, and go into cryo-sleep.
They are discovered 300 years
later adrift by the crew of the Lexx. One of the group unleashes a
space assassin, who he charges to "kill everyone."
The exposure is provided by Patricia
Zentilli in a shower scene. Note that the entrance to the shower looks
like a vagina from the inside, and the shower nozzle looks rather like
a penis. She shows buns, and rather nice ones, and a quick partial
breast shot. This series seems to have a huge following. I can't
say that I found it compelling, but then I am not the target audience.
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.
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