Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Hidden (1987)

Links: Wikipedia, IMDB (6.9).

I'd never heard of this low budget sci-fi / buddy cop movie before, but it has its own cult following (according to the friend who suggested it) and I can kind of see why. It came out 6 years before X-Files hit the airwaves, yet it manages to capture something very similar to the X-Files feel. Those familiar with the David Lynch film of Dune may have the urge to shout "the sleeper has awakened" at Kyle MacLachlan when his Mulder-like character first appears on screen, but I found that the urge goes away within a minute or two. Overall, it's not going to win any awards or anything, but I thought it was pretty good for what it was trying to be. Score: 3 stars out of 4.

Edit: Crap! How could I forget to mention the unintentionally comedic stripper played by Claudia Christian (Susan Ivanova on Babylon 5)? That was great!