Cinema: Rushes: Aug. 10, 1981

HEAVY METAL

As in "Heavy, man, heavy." All the fantasies in this animated anthology concern a glowing green meteor that rolls around heaven all day, bringing troubles to all who touch it. These are variously comic, terrifying and erotic (if live actors were seen doing what drawn figures occasionally do here, the picture might have rated an X). But the animation is crude when it is not pretentious; the score, heavily laden with rock music, is positively bellicose; and the truncated tales told all betray their comicbook origins. As a result, one is constantly...

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