Thursday, May 06, 2010

0403: City Limits

MST3k, Experiment #0403

Just beyond our time, heroic young warriors stand between civilization and destruction.  City Limits.

Years after a mysterious plague has wiped out most of the adult population, the surviving children have grown up to form violent motorcycle gangs. Young Lee, tired of life on the farm, goes out in search of adventure and soon winds up in the middle of a war between a pair of rival gangs. Soon after Lee proves his worth and is accepted into one of the gangs, however, a new threat appears in the form of the evil Sunya Corporation, which wants to utilise the gangs for their own purposes. Can Lee lead his new-found friends to safety?

Sometimes, episodes just get easily forgotten amongst all the others.  I'd have to say that this is the most forgotten episode of them all, and quite possibly because it's the most forgettable movie of them all.  In fact, the final host segment is rather dedicated to the fact that, even immediately after watching the movie, none of them can remember a single thing about it.

James Earl Jones and Kim Cattrall appear quite prominently in the film, and that doesn't help it one bit... What it does help, however, is Crow's apparent obsession with Cattrall.  He even wrote and sang a song specifically for (and about) her in one of the segments.  This became legendary because, as the story goes, Cattrall randomly stumbled upon that segment one night and was confused and flattered by the whole thing.  Apparently she sent Trace some flowers or something...  I guess she must be a rather nice lady.

The only other real redeeming part of this episode was Mike Nelson as the pop singer Morrissey.  I always have a chuckle when I see or hear his name, and I do my best immitation as I say "Did I mention I cried?!"  Confused the hell out of some people at Best Buy.

Technically, this really wasn't a bad episode at all, and the jokes were very funny...  It's just very easily forgettable.  I hope this gets a DVD release someday, simply so people might start remembering it.

Favourite line:  "Oh darn, it's copyrighted."

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