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 – Sean 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.
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?