Heavy Metal (1981) (part 9 of 9)

On the surface, the Tarakian’s bird (hey, it’s their term, and easier to type) is being wrangled into position to be shot. We watch through the scope of the harpoon gun as the bird pulls to the side at the last second, causing one of the green guys to get shot instead. The bird then flies off, dragging two other guys along with it, until they bang into a pipe. I’m telling you, this segment would have kicked ass if it was supposed to be funny.

Caption contributed by Ryan

”Message for you, sir.”

The bird flies down to the Tarakian, just as she finishes putting her “clothes” back on. Why did they give her those back, again? It’s not like seeing her nude for the rest of the story would have been any more demeaning than what we’ve already seen.

The leader sees her escaping, and orders “the bats” after her. Again, their term, and easier to type, so I’ll be using it, thank you.

The green guys on bats keep shooting arrows, and eventually they hit the bird in the neck. This makes it instantly drop into a canyon, hitting the side for good measure. Once again, not that impressed with the Tarakian as our big hero. On the ground now, the Tarakian pulls the arrow out and hugs the bird for a bit, then acts completely surprised to see the green guys lining up along the canyon walls. What did she expect them to do once she went down?

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

Multi-Part Article: Heavy Metal (1981)

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