5/24/11

Xtro (1983)

Some extra-terrestrials aren't friendly.

Xtro
I found Xtro to be a decent enough movie but not one that I'd want to watch again right away, except for one reason -  Maryam d'Abo (the Bond girl in The Living Daylights).

Don't get me wrong, Xtro is a pretty good movie but personally I didn't find it to be a super, spectacular one.   The one thing about it that is super is - as I just mentioned - Maryam d'Abo and her beautiful breasteses.  ...And the special effects are good, too.  I guess I should mention that.  ...Oh, and a woman gives birth to a full grown man and there's a crazy killer midget clown.  But really, it's all about Maryam's splendid nakedness.  I don't think I can say that enough.  That bad thing about Xtro is the cheesy '80s synth music that distracts from an otherwise creepy film. 

Three years after Tony's dad was allegedly abducted in the night by aliens he returns home to the family, but he's not the same man that he was before.  Most think the alien abduction story was a fabrication by Tony's unconscious mind to deal with the emotional trauma of being abandoned by his father.

But Tony knows that aliens are real and he soon discovers that his dad has become one after he sees him eat the eggs of his pet snake.  Then Tony's dad injects something, some sort of egg, into Tony's neck which gives him special powers.  His thoughts manifest as real things (like a midget clown, a panther and a human-size toy soldier) that kill those he doesn't like.  All this is so Tony's alien dad can take him back to his alien world - after he impregnates some human ladies, I guess.  There's a lot that really isn't explained.

He'll fight for freedom wherever there's trouble.
Not everything makes sense in Xtro but that's not important.  What is important is that Maryam d'Abo is in it and she gets naked.  But really, other than the bad synthesizer music, it's a pretty good science-fiction/horror film even if one is left feeling a bit bewildered after the credits roll.  I think it's worth watching. 

Violence/Gore Rating: 4 out of 5

Booby Rating: 2.5 out of 5  - Click to see the nude scenes.



 

29 comments:

Jack said...

scary stuff!

Kicking Rocks said...

I bet this came out after ET

Alphabeta said...

Looks freaky as all hell.

Daniel said...

Seem like Species

BigMike said...

hey, is this the one where Maryam d'Abo gets naked?

Bart said...

lol looks like a creepy movie, and the hockey bag is on the floor...

thenitefalls said...

The trailer is is bloody as hell!

Dave said...

Im sure that Ive seen this. Enjoyed it as well lol.

Colin Biano said...

I lol'd at the ET reference at the end of the trailer

Laughing Vault said...

damn, thats creepy

Aaron M. Gipson said...

Well it definitely looks creepy, but you are absolutely right about the 80s synthesizer being way over used in film during this era...

D4 said...

Synthy music. Oh joyous day.

Sounds pretty satisfying everywhere else though.

Astronomy Pirate said...

Seems like it's right out of the 80s. Also, I can't figure out how to pronounce the title.

Zombie said...

That alien is straight up freaky!! lol.

Malkavian said...

im dissapointed in the lack of boobie factor

hoaks2 said...

Killer midget clown? Well that just sounds like pure nightmare fuel!

Rob said...

That looks sweet :o

Necroticism said...

I don't know about this, looks cheap :D

logo mess said...

Wow looks great, i like this sort of movie, i have to watch this one :D

JayPower said...

Awesome review, will check it out m8 ;D

BTN Hip Hop said...

the visual style on this was so cool

Primitive said...

Looks like a monster of black ops zombies =p except reality!

Speedy Ed said...

ive never seen this, but it looks like it good be a good watch. probably quite comical too :P

Patwa said...

lol creepy ^^

Solsby Kid said...

Will have to check it out! :D

Brother Joseph said...

I love the Xtro poster!

Liam Underwood said...

I actually love this movie. The two sequels, however... not so much.

srnajera said...

lol cool moviee dude

tentas said...

nice gore and atmosphere.what about the 2 sequels?

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