Saturday, March 13, 2010

0209: The Hellcats

MST3k, Experiment #0209

Motorcycle Mamas on a Highway to Hell!  The Hellcats.

Fearsome but well-built femme bikers cause low-budget desert mayhem when they begin smuggling Mexican drugs across the border. When they discover a detective hot on their tail, their enigmatic male leader has the gals kill him. Unfortunately, they don't count on the slain gumshoe's ex-girlfriend and brother teaming up to capture them. To do so, the girlfriend dresses up as a biker chick and joins the gang. Real trouble roars up when she is discovered, and violence ensues.


Here we see a movie written by the same dipwad who wrote Sidehackers.  Already this sounds like a bad idea, and it is.  Personally, I feel that was a far better movie, and that's saying a lot.  At least there was coherence in that one... but in The Hellcats, there is just, well I don't know.  It just sucks... and hard.  The best example I can think of is the motorcycle race that they didn't show.  The camera stayed focused on the spectators standing around waiting for the race to come back around to them.  Yes, the movie is that bad.

The episode itself may very well be the worst one ever, but it's definitely the worst one yet.  The host segments are just Joel and the bots reminiscing about prior events through flashbacks to other episodes.  The best part of the entire episode was when Crow was fiddling with his cassette player, and accidentally played a bit of himself singing the theme from Hellcats.


Favourite line:  "Let's cut for drugs, er, lunch!"