Science fiction meets fairytale in a film inspired by Star Wars
A film that has developed a cult following, with a great cast and wonderful special effects
Italian cinema has always been able to observe trends and draw inspiration from films that have made history. This film uses the idea of the first Star Wars as a springboard for a new intergalactic adventure. L’umanoide is an obvious homage to George Lucas’s blockbuster, and despite the limited budget it manages to produce nice costumes, sets and special effects with models and lasers. This is not a remake, however. Aldo Lado uses the sci-fi genre to tell a fairytale, with the main objective of entertaining through adventure, simplicity and beauty. There is a wonderful cast, straight out of the films of James Bond: Richard Kiel (“Jaws” from Moonraker) and a couple of Bond girls. Ennio Morricone provides the music. Back here on Earth, L’umanoide has developed its own cult following.
The planet Metropolis is prospering under the leadership of Great Brother, but the evil Lord Graal threatens the galaxy with a substance with the power to transform human beings into invincible monsters.