STARRING: Bill Paxton, Bob Peck, Mark Hamill,
Kitty Aldridge, Eleanor David, F. Murray Abraham, Ben Kingsley,
Robbie Coltrane, Roshan Seth
1989, 92 Minutes, Directed by: Steven M. Lisberger
Future dystopia # 435: the world as ecological disaster zone.
Except, well, it doesn't look that bad to me. (Some stunning
locales in Turkey and the Yorkshire Moors.) After something
called the Convergence happened, the earth is buffeted by extreme
winds and people mostly live in caves in mountains and the most
viable means of transport is taking small aircraft along the
But all of
this has little to do with Slipstream's unoriginal plot
which involves Bill (Twister - also a wet fart of a movie)
Paxton stealing a prisoner from lawman Mark Hamill (yeah, now you
know what happened to Luke Skywalker after Star Wars:
he ended up in movies like this). Paxton wants to claim the
reward on the prisoner's head for himself see. Needless to say,
Hamill sets off in hot pursuit. There wouldn't be a movie
otherwise, would there?
Mark Hamill is the best thing in the entire movie! He convincingly
portrays the bad kick ass lawman like one would have expected him
to be as a fully fledged Jedi knight in Return of
the Jedi instead
of the whining farm boy wuss he ultimately turned out to be.
this big budget British sci-fi movie that never made it to
theatres in the States goes nowhere quick in its short running
time and ends up (sorry, I just can't resist it) an overblown
affair . . .