Ah, heavy metals! While fans often appreciate the whole spectrum, everyone’s got their favorite. Some will fight to the death for the supremacy of Erbium, while others are ride or die for Niobium or Dysprosium. Sure, some folks will flirt with Palladium or Osmium, but everyone eventually agrees on the uses of Lead and Molybdenum. I myself have a Praseodymium tattoo in an embarrassing location but that’s neither . . . what’s that? There’s a MUSIC genre . . . huh, what did I watch, then? I’ll tell you what I watched, and what Mike watched for our final “That Sure Was 1981” series: we got our ROKK ON with “Heavy Metal,” the anthology of animated segments drawn from the stories of the illustrated magazine of the same name and loaded with heavy metal music, which I totally knew was a type of music and not just a description of the chemical properties of certain elements. Did I mention rokk on? This was a mainstream foray into adult animation and by adult, well, the filmmakers pretty much used exactly the definition of the term that you think they did. So give a listen and let’s all get METAL! Yeah! Vanadium 4 life!! No, hang on . . .
Poll question: (not in any way stolen from Mike) We’ve seen a pant-load of animated films remade as live action; can you think of any live action movie that would be improved by making it an animated feature?
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