Thursday, July 24, 2003


A Video Review of "Night of the Comet"

Copyright 2003 Glenn Walker

Night of the Comet was made in 1984. It is a product of its time. The problem with that is like films like Girls Just Want to Have Fun and The Last American Virgin and unlike films like Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Valley Girl this one stinks of 1984. The latter two at least have stories and characters that are somewhat timeless. The former two and Night of the Comet are fashion nightmares with the staying power of "Saturday Night Live" catchphrases.

A comet returns to earth after millions of years wiping out most of mankind and turning the rest into cannibalistic zombies. The only survivors being those protected by steel when the comet came through. Two Valley girl sisters and a trucker tough it out along with military folks.

I didn't once care about these characters or if they lived or died. This could've been good like Night of the Living Dead or The Omega Man but it never goes that route. Night of the Comet stays right in 1984 where it should have stayed.

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