Three countries at war with one and other in Africa are displaced from Earth when a passing comet's gravitational pull, dislodges them all from earth, pulling them off into space. Among these displaced individuals is Angelika, who is on the run from a ruthless weapon's dealer and a group of natives who are planning a rebel against the french colonists. On The Comet, its a dangerous world filled with all sorts of creatures from dinosaurs to giant bug-type animals. All this apparent conflict that exists among these individuals becomes mute when the realization sets in that they are stranded on this dangerous alien planet. That is until their fear of this alien world begins to subside, leading the varous groups to go back to fighting all over again. Karel Zeman's On The Comet is a unique interesting satirical tale which is loaded with lots of old school movie magic. I was not very familiar with Karel Zeman, but this film has really opened my eyes to the inventive and beautiful worlds he is able to create in On the Comet. The use of animation, set design, and all sorts of camera tricks make this a fantastic adventure into a world unlike any other. The film does have a love story narrative of Romeo and Juliet pedigree running through the film, but the beautiful imagery and creative approach by the art designers is what really makes this film worth your time.
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