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Class of 1999 1990

  • Mark L. Lester
  • May 11, 1990
  • 99 mins
  • English
  • Science Fiction, Thriller
Staying after school can be deadly!
The time is in the future and the youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become "free-fire zones", into which not even the police will venture. When Miles Langford, the head of Kennedy High School, decides to take his school back from the gangs, robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest provides "tactical education units". These are amazingly human-like androids that have been programmed to teach and are supplied with devastatingly effective solutions to discipline problems. So when he violent, out-of-control students of Kennedy High report for class tomorrow, they're going to get a real education... in staying alive!


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2016-08-25T23:00:53-07:00— updated 2016-08-27T07:04:33-07:00

Really entertaining sometimes. Silly but it knows it. I was suprise that it had enough story elements to actually allow you to have a fun think about subjects as you watched. That doesn't last forever though. Some of it is laughable-in a fun way. The young characters make it watchable but don't really excel. The older actors are better. Kind of got a little predictable at the end when it became a standard action movie. It seemed like the best ideas were used quickly then it was dragged out with explosions but it's just about forgivable. Fans of 80s cheese will like it as well as fans of 80s predicted future societies/gangs that are ridiculous.

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I had to check which came first - this or Terminator. The budgets are different, but the special effects of this are the same era. The story feels like a mix between Terminator and Small Soldiers, with the mood of an early Scanners movie.

Is it worth watching? For me, yes (even though it didn't get a high rating from me). It' s a movie of it's time. Violent, scared of the coming Robot Overlords, evil business men with computers. showing the power of special effects. And like many SciFi movies of the time, there are some enormous plot holes - in places it makes M Night Shamalyn plots look reasonable.

So if you enjoy B-grade SciFi horror, aren't too worried about plot and want a bit of history, check out Class of 1999.

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