Heavy Metal 2000 (2000) is a Canadian-German adult animated science fiction movie that is also known as Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K. (2015). Directors Michael Coldewey (The Fearless Four (1997)) and first-time full-length movie director Michel Lemire did not succeed at making this fantasy adventure anime into something amazing to watch. The film contains sexual content, nudity, gore, strong graphic violence and some dreary moments. I give credits to the screenplay as it appears that it was well written, but it fell short upon executing the directing of the movie because it did not flow well. The animations appear as though a newbie/beginner did it as there were so many flaws with it. I gave this movie a four because the voice actors did an amazing job and because of the screenplay. Everything else was terrible and should have been done by the team of the first movie. It is a shame that this film is related to the first movie because they are total opposites.
Heavy Metal 2000 revolves around an individual looking for the fountain of immortality and will destroy everything and everyone in his path to get to it. Space crewman Tyler (Michael Ironside) and colleagues found a green crystal. They believe that the crystal will give them immortality but instead makes whoever touches it insane. Tyler touched the crystal and began killing his team members leaving Dr. Schechter (Arthur Holden) and the two pilots alive. Pilots Lambert and Germain (Pier Paquette) landed on the planet Eden that is designated F.A.K.K. (Federation-Assigned Ketogenic Killzone). Some of the people have the immortality fluid in their body and Tyler kills the Edenites so that he can capture a few of them to extract their fluids. Tyler is about to leave Eden, but Germain resists the idea and is left behind in Eden. A female survivor named Julie (Julie Strain) and Germain join Tyler. The movie proceeds to be an ongoing battle between Tyler, Germain and Julie involving a lot of gunfights and explosions. Who will win this battle?
Heavy Metal fans might enjoy this movie for what it is, but I do not after seeing the first film, this movie cannot compare to the first. The animation was of poor quality, and the directorial skills are poor because the film had potential. There was no need for nudity in this movie as it did not help the film but hurt it. The violence was overdone as well as the gore and nudity.
About Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
Starring: Michael Ironside, Vlasta Vrana, Julie Strain, Arthur Holden, Elizabeth Robertson, Alan Fawcett, Billy Idol, Pier Paquette, Sonja Ball, Brady Moffatt, Rick Jones, Jane Woods, Luis de Cespedes, Terrence Scammell, Sascha Konietzko, Tim Skold
Director: Michael Coldewey, Michel Lemire