Review of Atlantis Interceptors (1983)

Moving picture, 98 minutes

Seen in 2023.

In 1994 Miami, two violent mercenary buddies are embroiled in the rise of Atlantis.

The opening scenes are beautifully kitschy: A shaky helicopter shot of Miami to the credits, set to a funky theme, then a moronic, silent infiltration of a Roman-style villa. The bulk of the movie, however, is a series of battles in the style of The Warriors (1979) and Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), with a minimal budget, no plot to speak of, and silly futuristic fairings on the vehicles. The gun battles are tiresome, despite the main villain wearing a transparent plastic skull for a helmet. The skull helmet alludes to crystal skulls, fake artifacts associated with pre-Columbian myth, connected here to Atlantis. Prefer the puppetry of Warlords of Atlantis (1978).

References here: Spriggan (2022).

moving picture fiction