The movie had ended. For a few minutes Henry stared at the blank screen
before he became aware of a buzzing noise. The garage-turned-movie-
theater would have been dead silent but for that sound. He looked at
the overhead beamer, but it did not make the sound. He turned his head
from one side to the other to locate the source until he saw Kristl at
the other end of their couch. She was hanging a bit to the side with
her eyes closed. Her relaxed expression and slightly open mouth made
her look peaceful.
‘Look at her.. She has fallen asleep.’ Henry thought.
Kristl was dressed in a dark grey sweater, blue faded jeans and
combat boots. Henry tried to imagine her being dressed up like this
Julie character from the movie; in ripped clothes with some metal
plates, adorned with stakes as armor waving a wicked shaped sword. He
imagined her having a wasp like waist and large dangling boobs, with
big nipples and wide hips. He failed to get that picture right.
Getting the picture right was also something he failed to do with this movie
too. It started with this supposed-to-be sexy woman living in
insignificant colony on an off-beat planet who somehow got to be an
expert in guns, lasers, hand weapons, spaceships and whatnot. He liked
sexy women like Selene from Underworld, but her fighting skills seem to
fit with her: she was a vampire death dealer after all.. How the heck
Julie got them went unexplained. But it would not have mattered if it
had been tongue-in-cheek like or over the top or somehow funny. But the
movie tried to be deadly serious, where cheekiness could have saved it.
And then this bad guy. An unknown miner finds a key that gives access
to the waters of eternal youth or something and turns him into an evil
dude with fighting skills that would put Rambo to shame.It even gives
him the dual guns he needs to take over the miner ship. And it even
gives him the knowledge to find traces of water of eternal live in
space and the route to the planet holding the waters. And it also gives
him an army of ruthless obedient fighters. It even.. the list goes on
If the animation had been stylish. If the music had been
tolerable and well placed.. If the characters had somehow be believable
or endearing. If the plot had been better. If the adult content had not
been so rubbed into your face. If.. If.. If.
It was perhaps lucky that
Kristl had fallen asleep. Her sleep was perhaps the best comment to
this movie she could give.
Yet there was something strange. The snoring
sound.. He never knew Kristl to snore, nor had he ever heard Kristl snore.
He turned to look at Kristl.
The sound did not come from her side of the couch.
He looked in to the screen of the computer that controlled the overhead beamer.
He saw himself being reflected.
He was sleeping.
The snoring came from him.