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Galaxis feels like it is a film that has been composed entirely out of clichés the Amazonian princess in leather brassiere; the villainous warlord in swirling cape; the valuable crystalline artefact McGuffin. The plot is only The Terminator (1984) with super-powered aliens instead of killer androids there is even an almost identical scene where the pursuing bad alien breaks into a police station where the good guys are being held. The Eye of the Incas serves no purpose other than as a device to hang the rest of the plot on and there is nothing else to the film except Brigitte Nielsen and hero John H. Brennan running about being pursued alternately by the alien warlord, the cops, and fat, greaseball Mafia don Fred Asparagus.
Chief contributor to the films sheer badness is the presence of Brigitte Nielsen, someone who is unquestionably guaranteed a prominent place in any Worst Actress of All Time list, if not the No. 1 spot. Certainly, Brigitte Nielsens pumped-up 61 Nordic physique looks most impressive in black leather and she moves well. However, when Nielsen opens her mouth, the effect is deadening when she has to deliver dialogue the effect is more of someone having doped up a humourless bodybuilder and gotten them to recite lines by rote.
Galaxis was directed by William Mesa, formerly a visual effects supervisor and Vice President at the now-defunct Introvision visual effects house and later at Flash Film Works. Mesa has supervised visual effects on films such as Outland (1981), Megaforce (1982), Rambo III (1988), Darkman (1990), Army of Darkness (1992), Under Siege (1992), The Fugitive (1993), Deep Blue Sea (1999), Red Planet (2000), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Clash of the Titans (2010) and The Pacific (tv mini-series, 2010), among numerous others. He performs double duty here as well. The model effects during the planetary invasion at the start of the film are competent, although the stop-motion animated kid robot is poor. Certainly, for a film directed by an effects man, the effects work here is well below par in one scene where Richard Moll blows several cop cars up, the explosion is simply a cheap optical overlay.
William Mesa went onto make the better-budgeted likes of the horror film The Darkening/The Black Gate (1995) and the monster movie DNA (1997), although has since returned to visual effects work.
(Winner in this sites Worst Films of 1995 list).