Lexx - Series 2, Vol. 2 2001 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Lexx is neither the most creative nor the most clever sci-fi series to hit the air, but it has no illusions of greatness. This is a show with nothing but sex on its mind, with a shamelessly brazen parade of T&A, an unending stream of suggestive dialogue and hilarious sexual metaphors (many of them concocted by the lovesick robot head in his erotic odes to Xev), and a tongue-in-cheekiness that manages to spoof its own sex-mad silliness. At times it can even be inventive: Lafftrak, set on a dead planet where interactive TV shows still run on auto-pilot, puts the crew through its own season of hell in front of a brain-dead studio audience, and Love Grows exposes the crew to a virus that puts an unexpected twist on their sexual cravings. But it’s a maddeningly inconsistent show that often stumbles over its own humor, as in the shrill hillbilly cannibal episode White Trash (guest starring a hysterical Maury Chaykin), and sometimes reaches for a seriousness it can’t pull off, as in Stan’s Trial, where Lexx’s dorky pilot is accused of the deaths of billions by a sadistic prosecutor. True to form Stan is captured on a bordello ship with a giant condom.
The DVD features a 10-minute, behind-the-scenes featurette (mostly covering the special effects), short cast and creator interviews, and the second chapter of Rated LEXX, the TV special created for the Sci Fi Channel to introduce the characters and recap the origins. —Sean Axmaker