Zardoz

I just watched the world’s best movie – Zardoz. This movie is so bad, that it is good. However you should probably not be sober when you watch it. The most startling element is its star – 005-zardoz-theredlistSean Connery. I mean – what was he thinking? The ladies will enjoy this: he spends the first half of the movie in nothing but a red Speedo.

The plot is something like this: In the future, Earth is ruled by Eternals, an advanced and secret sect of beings who reign over a savage group called Brutals. The Eternals have created a god named Zardoz to intimidate the Brutals, making them believe that killing is their natural state. However, Zed (Sean Connery), a Brutal warrior, challenges that assumption when he enters the Zardoz monument and is captured by an Eternal (Charlotte Rampling). There, he learns the truth about the Eternals and the false god that rules society.

4787cAn interesting facet of being an eternal is that there is no need for children, and thus sex. Sean helps them see the folly of this!

BTW – Burt Reynolds was originally cast, but he became ill and was replaced by Sean at the last moment. Again I ask, why would either of these men do this?

One thought on “Zardoz

  1. Savannah Rollins

    Sean Connery, yummy, mmm…. Sounds great whether he’s in a bad film or a great one. He’s got that lovely accent. I will check this film out. Thanks, Mark! 🙂 I love his James Bond adaptations the best too.

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