Thursday, April 5, 2012
Thor's Day Hero: Maximillian
1979's movie the Black Hole has a lot going for it. If its been a while since you've seen it, I suggest giving it another go. Of all the goodness within is one very underrated "evil" robot, Maximillian. This guy was nothing but menace personified and he looked incredibly cool. He was big, but hovered, had whirling blades for hands, and was obviously networked into his surroundings. The "bad guy" of the movie, portrayed quite well by another Maximillian (Schell) was actually upstaged by this red droid of doom. He never spoke, but his mono-visor said volumes. The best part of the movie was the chilling, no-dialog ending where Maximillian seemed to be right at home in the center of the black hole itself.