When the evil alien Red Eye kills the Marshall of the town of Oblivion, the settlers can do nothing to stop his pillaging ways. What Red Eye didn’t count on was the Marshall’s coward son Zack coming back into town. Along for the ride is Zack’s native friend, whom he rescued from a badass twin-tailed stop-motion scorpion about fifteen minutes in.
Zack Stone must return to Oblivion after his father is killed by the evil Red Eye. Zack is a pacifist but Oblivion needs a new sheriff to foil Red Eye and his gang of hellions.
HIGH NOON is surely is NOT !
RIP scores ZERO again ! BUT OUTLAND (1981) In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder.
the SPOILERED info on the site says this:
This film draws on the Gary Cooper classic, High Noon (1952)…. see spoiler :
This film draws on the Gary Cooper classic, High Noon (1952). Killers are on their way to kill the Marshal, who finds himself abandoned by his deputies, and with none of the residents willing to stand with him. Numerous villains await the arrival of the killers. As the arrival time approaches, Sean Connery enters the "saloon" and speaks to the "townspeople", repeating the classic Cooper line, "I could use a little help," receiving none. His only ally is a woman with a sullied reputation, in this case, a doctor who describes herself as being, "one step short of a malpractice suit." Despite this, she has become a solid citizen. This parallels the character of the old flame in High Noon (1952), who had become a hotel owner. The Marshal must decide between joining his wife, or doing the right thing; staying behind and facing almost certain death. Also, as with High Noon (1952), the name of the site is never specifically mentioned, although it is displayed here and there on signs throughout the film.
"A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.".
"In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder.".
"The story has been described as a Science-Fiction Western.
Set in the year 3031 on a frontier planet light years away from Earth, a bizarre gang of futuristic desperadoes have their sight set on turning the tumbleweed town of Oblivion into their own private playground.
This film is set in a frontier town, Oblivion, which resembles the Old West, on a planet "light years" from Earth. The action begins with the murder of the town's Marshal Stone by a power-hungry villain called Red Eye (Andrew Divoff). Using a substance prized on the planet—which also happens to short out electrical devices—Red Eye cheats his way to victory during a showdown on the street, killing Stone and disabling his cyborg deputy, Stell (Meg Foster). He and his cronies begin to bully and persuade the townspeople into allowing him to take over the town. Oblivion's mortician, Gaunt, who possesses supernatural ability to foresee death, seeks out the Marshal's son, Zack (Richard Joseph Paul), who is prospecting in the wilderness.
Meanwhile, Zack saves a "native," Buteo (Jimmie F. Skaggs), from an untimely death by a giant scorpion. They team up just before Gaunt arrives with the news of Marshal Stone's death, and they all journey together to Oblivion for the funeral. During a misadventure in a saloon along the way, Zack avoids violence, even when harangued by one of Red Eye's henchmen. After attending his father's funeral, Zack visits his old friend Doc Valentine (George Takei), an inventor whose technology had failed to protect the Marshal. At the local whorehouse, a townswoman, Mattie (Jackie Swanson), learns that Zack is not a coward, but an empath, who feels everything that those around him experience. This leads him to abhor violence. Buteo learns that one of Red Eye's associates had been responsible for the deaths of his wife and children, and seeks revenge. Challenging him to a fair fight, Buteo triumphs and his opponent is killed. Red Eye and his gang capture Buteo in retaliation, place him in stocks and whip him.
Sensing that something unsavory is going on, Zack confronts his fears, saving Buteo and shooting many of the townspeople who had taken Red Eye's side. Apparently having won a victory, Zack celebrates until he learns that Mattie has been taken by Red Eye into the Badlands. He and his friends rush to save her and in the process defeat all of the villains for good.
^^^^^^^^ shows pretty conclusively that OBLIVION is NOT the sci-fi Nigh Noon and that OUTLAND is.
Post by Jep Gambardella on Oct 16, 2018 20:05:50 GMT
As others have pointed out, it's Outland with Sean Connery. Great movie - at least I thought so when I saw it when it came out. I don't think I ever rewatched it, so I don't know how it holds up today.