Totally in love with the neon colours and blood-red skies but despite the lovely slick 80s trash packaging, just too tame, cornball and lacking in enough solid exploitive thrills to stand out from the pack. The valley-girl-shopping-mall-shootout-with-uzis set to 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun' sounds incredible on paper but falls flat on screen. Trash the dvd, save the screencaps.
I read W.E.B Du Bois' The Comet & then watched this despite the 2 being seemingly unrelated & it rly adds another level (w/r/t the main girls initial racism, the one off 'is he gay' convo - white women reinforcing white heteropatriarchy in lieu of white men even at the end of the world !but! gradually letting go of it). Rly makes u think....... Also this movie is near perfect/everything I luv 80s fun. Like, totally.
Night of the Comet is unapologetic with its intentions from the off. Poking fun at everything from 1950s Sci-fi to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead, Thom Everharbt's low-budget end of the world movie is a lot of fun on paper. Unfortunately the script appears to run out of ideas once the comet hits and all we are left with is some beautiful shots of desolate city landscapes and two very charismatic lead actresses.
Una película que tiene sus falencias, pero que no deja de tener una serie de sucesos inspiradores. Es en primer lugar su premisa. Un mundo sin humanos y algunos sobrevivientes convertidos en zombies. Una enfrentamiento en un centro comercial recuerda vagamente al "Amanecer de los muertos". Está también sobre los científicos experimentando (tópico de George Romero). Un suicidio que desencaja para bien del filme.
Giving this three stars is a bit generous, but for the era in which it was produced and an occasional show of wit, I can be generous. A lot of people find the 80s nostalgic. For me, it's cringe-worthy, but if you can't laugh at the past you're screwed.
Trashy, sugary cult film that starts strong but loses steam once it starts ripping off DAWN OF THE DEAD and killing off Mary Woronov. The day-glo production design and occasional witty line can't make up for a mostly wooden cast and a bog-standard evil government scientist plot.