First you have to ask yourself if you can watch an hour & a half of Sean Connery in red hot pants. If the answer is yes, you’re in for a rare experience: a movie that attempts to address serious questions about youth & immortality with an extremely limited budget & even more limited plot. Connery plays a man who is stuck in a world run by folks who’ve found the secret to immortal youth & make everyone else live as slaves. When he’s not wearing the aforementioned hot pants (& worshiping a disembodied head), he’s wearing a wedding dress & avoiding becoming romantically involved with Charlotte Rampling. If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to be on LSD but don’t want to break the law, “Zardoz” is the movie for you. It’s definitely odd but strangely moving & sticks in your head. Like a really bad dream.
From the April 2011 issue of Happiness Pony. [PDF]