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Heavy Metal 2000, also known as Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.2 note  outside of North America, is an animated sci-fi movie released in 2000. It is the sequel to the 1981 movie Heavy Metal, although there is no continuation of any plotlines aside from the reappearance of the Loc-Nar. Also unlike its predecessor it's not an Anthology Film, but follows one storyline throughout.

The space miner Tyler (Michael Ironside) discovers the Loc-Nar buried in an asteroid. The artifact corrupts his mind, turning him into a psychopathic madman who commandeers a ship to seek the fountain of youth. After Tyler and his mercenaries massacre a peaceful settlement and take several hostages, Action Girl Julie (Julie Strain) pursues Tyler across several worlds to free her captured sister and to stop him, finding several allies along the way.

Ritual Entertainment company made a loosely based videogame sequel Heavy Metal F.A.K.K.².

This movie provides examples of:

  • 2D Visuals, 3D Effects: At the climax of the movie, the Chamber of Immortality is clearly not rendered in the same 2D animation used for the rest of the film, nor is Odin, once he unmasks himself.
  • Action Girl: Julie is shown to be adept at pretty much any form of combat, with both guns and melee weapons, and won't stop at nothing to avenge her planet. Her sister too is quite adept at swordfighting for a teacher...
  • Actor Allusion: In V (1983), one of the important characters is a battle-hardened Resistance leader fighting against the Visitors, a group of extraterrestrial lizard-people. In this movie, the main villain is a psychotic human warrior fighting with a group of lizard-men as their leader. Both characters are named Tyler, and both roles are played by Michael Ironside.
  • All Men Are Perverts: There are several male characters who are perverted in some way.
    • As soon as they land on Neo Calcutta, Germaine quickly finds and buy a Sex Bot.
    • Shortly after Julie enters the bar, a four-eyed, tentacled alien creature not-so-subtly gropes Julie's butt. Julie, rightfully, elbows him in the face shortly after.
    • Tyler is a darker example, lusting after both Kerrie and Julie and asking for a concubine as soon as he became leader of the lizard people. He even loudly laments his bad luck at getting laid at one point.
    • When Julie crash-lands on Oroboris and notices the two lizard-like aliens in mid-coitus, the male alien clearly has a very lustful, perverted look on his face, while the female looks bored and unamused.
    • Chartog, a repulsive creature who claims to be guardian of the river in order to trick Julie into giving him a kiss.
  • Annual Title: The North American title, which includes the year of release.
  • Ax-Crazy: Tyler. Justified by the fact that the key to the Chamber of Immortality has a bad effect on the sanity of whomever owns it. Plus, Word of God says that the mineral he finds at the beginning is actually the Loc-Nar and drives him to madness.
  • Bad Boss: Upon touching the Loc-Nar, Tyler proceeds to murder the entire crew safe for a handful of mates vital to pilot the ship, and even then he makes no secret that he doesn't give a fuck for any of them.
  • Bar Full of Aliens: An alien strip club in Neo Calcutta.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Dr. Schechter, Tyler's most loyal and evil follower, has pitch black eyes with no sclerae or pupil. Justified, it's a robot.
  • Big Bad: Tyler, being the main villain of the movie after touching the Loc-Nar. It turns out that Odin is also secretly behind the events.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Tyler is shown to be a normal asteroid miner before he came in contact with the Loc-Nar. As soon as he does, he immediately murders his co-worker with an ore drill while having a Slasher Smile on his face.
  • Breast Expansion: The Sexbot bought by Germain has enlarging its breasts among its many quirks.
  • Bullet Hole Spelling: Before departing Eden, Tyler shoots "FAKK" (The designation for a lifeless planet) into a wall.
  • Celebrity Paradox: When Julie and Germaine are chasing Tyler through Neo Calcutta space station, there is an advertisement briefly visible for Six Foot One And Worth The Climb, the autobiography of Julie's voice actress.
  • Chainmail Bikini: Julie changes into a combat outfit for the final battle that leaves most of her skin vulnerable to attack. Julie Strain also wore this for a promotional photoshoot. That being said, the alien people who gave her the outfit seemingly didn't have much sophisticated armor beside fabric, and are seen killed by the dozens in melee by their opponents.
  • Challenging the Chief: Tyler kills the king of a tribe of lizard people and takes his place as their leader. The King actually initially kills Tyler after he challenges him, but having Resurrective Immortality has its perks.
  • Creepy Souvenir: After killing the Lizard people's king, Tyler rips off part of his horned skull and wears it like a mask.
  • Evil All Along: Odin turns out to be an Aracatian manipulating Julie and Zeek into leading him to the well of immortality.
  • Evil Overlooker: Most of the covers featuring the villain Tyler will have him shown this way above Stripperiffic heroine Julie. In one it's his face in the clouds, in another it's just his eyes, and in another one he's fully armored.
  • Expy: Julie is a sword-wielding Action Girl, like Taarna from the first film.
  • A Fate Worse Than Death: After suffering a Villainous Breakdown, Tyler plans to "make [Julie] immortal so [he] can screw her and kill her, every hour of every day for all eternity!". Arguably, this is what's in store for Odin.
  • The Federation: The planet Eden is referred to as a "Federation Assigned Kitogenic Killzone".
  • Fluffy the Terrible: The main villain is given the terror-inducing name of... Tyler. This is because he wasn't evil to begin with, only becoming an Ax-Crazy warlord after being exposed to the Loc-Nar.
  • Foreshadowing: The day Tyler attacks, the elders of the council are assassinated, and Germain spots a hooded shadow running towards the Chamber.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Tyler used to be a simple miner until he had the misfortune of finding the Loc-Nar.
  • Funetik Aksent: Dr Schechter tends to speak with a pronounced german accent.
  • Fun with Acronyms: "F.A.K.K.2" means "Federation-Assigned Ketogenic Killzone to the second level". Julie's homeworld isn't really that bad, but they put the "F.A.K.K.2" beacon in orbit because the inhabitants' bodies contain trace amounts of the Immortality Water. Also counts as Names to Run Away from Really Fast when Julie takes it as her Code Name.
  • Go Seduce My Archnemesis: Julie herself actually goes and seduces Tyler to get close enough for the kill. She succeeds in delivering what should have been a mortal blow. Unfortunately, she doesn't know that Tyler has Resurrective Immortality.
  • Groin Attack: Julie gives one to Tyler, for nearly doing the same to her with his sword. Played more seriously than usual since it's done with a bladed armor piece, resulting in lots of blood (karmically, given Tyler's methods).
  • Heel–Face Turn: Germaine was forcefully hired by Tyler, but being a Token Good Teammate is what led his Bad Boss to leave him to die on Eden.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Julie's father decides to perform a Taking You with Me to kill the last raider ship. Sadly, it's a Senseless Sacrifice as Tyler's main ship has yet to land. Zig, Odin's little stone helper, sends himself to space with the key in order to seal Odin inside the Chamber and avoid another tragedy.
  • Immortality Inducer: The water obtained from the bodies of the inhabitants of Eden can make whoever drinks it completely immortal for a short while. According to Odin, is because the same aliens built a similar fountain on Eden, where it sipped into the earth and was eventually absorbed by the people.
  • Immortality Seeker: The villain's goal is to reach the fountain of youth so he can become immortal.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Julie, modeled after and voiced by B-movie actress Julie Strain. The same actress is in the same Ink Suit in the game adaptation, F.A.K.K.2.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: Shortly after crash-landing on Oroboris, Julie scans the planet, and stumbles across two lizard-like alien creatures in the midst of getting it on. They stop their lovemaking upon noticing Julie, and scatter when she opens fire against a bug-like creature she thought was much bigger than it actually was, due to it appearing on her visor.
  • Karmic Death: Plenty of examples everywhere...
    • Chartog, a disgustingly obese and ugly goblin-like creature that claims to be the "Guardian of the Red River", tricks Julie into giving him a forceful French kiss in order to cross the river of lava. As soon as she finds out he was trolling her as Odin did convert the carriage into a boat, Julie punches him, making him roll into the lava.
    • Dr. Schechter is responsible for turning the surviving members of Eden and almost Kerrie into lifeless sources of Immortality Water. During the scuttle against Julie, he's crushed under a tank (used to contain said sources) and left to die in the explosion caused by the ignited immortality water spreading across the ship.
    • Tyler spends most of the movies brutalizing everyone and trying to rape both Kerrie and Julie, and is ultimately deprived of his immortality water, knifed in the groin and subjected to a lengthy Rasputinian Death which he definitively had coming. To add insult to injury, half of his carcass is crushed under the door to the Chamber.
  • Kill Him Already!: Subverted when Julie displays some common sense - as soon as she sees Tyler, she opens fire on him. In a bar filled with 'civilians' (think Mos Eisley's Cantina.) With a Laser Minigun. Unfortunately, it turns out that with the immortality water, he's Not Quite Dead.
  • The Last of His Kind: Odin express pity for Julie being the Sole Survivor of Eden. After all, he is the last surviving Aracatian.
  • Lizard Folk: Tyler finds a very violent, warlike race of these on the planet where the chamber to the fountain of immortality is located. After killing their ruler, he then becomes the new one. Curiously enough, Odin himself has a rather lizard-like look upon revealing himself.
  • A Long Time Ago, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away...: Like most examples, Earth is never mentioned and we don't know if the characters are Earth colonists or Human Aliens.
  • Make Sure He's Dead: "When you kill someone, make sure they're dead."
  • Marshmallow Hell: While pretending to seduce Tyler to kill him, Julie pushes his face against her sizeable breasts... so that he doesn't see her grabbing an Improvised Weapon to shank him.
  • May It Never Happen Again: When an ordinary asteroid miner discovers the crystal key to the Chamber of Immortality, he loses his sanity, and leaves a wake of bodies in his path. Although the man himself doesn't enter the chamber, Odin The Mole does, seeking to reclaim his birthright as oppressor of the galaxy. The Hero Julie removes the key, sealing Odin inside. Joke Character Zig takes the key, and launches himself into space, where his body becomes indistinguishable from the many other asteroids nearby.
  • Meaningless Villain Victory: Odin gets his immortality... of course, he then gets sealed in a chamber that can only be opened from the outside with a key lost in the depths of space.
  • The Morlocks: The Lizardfolks of Uroboris can be seen as this compared to the Eloi-like aliens protecting the Chamber, the former being brutal, primitive and violent while the other are kind, civilized but less battle-prone.
  • The Mole: Odin reveals himself as such, just after Julie kills Tyler.
  • Multi Boobage: One of the strippers in the spaceport club has no less than six.
  • Non-Action Guy: Germain St. Germain is a braggart and a pilot, but by no way's a man of action.
  • One-Way Visor: Julie's scan visor.
  • People Jars: Tyler gets his immortality water by distilling it from the fluids of the bodies of people captured from Julie's home planet. This is because the Aracatians had a stockpile of immortality water there.
  • Pet the Dog: The first thing Germain does on Eden after gawking at the desolation? Rescuing Kerrie from under some rubble.
  • Product Placement: An ad for the video game sequel to the movie can be seen in the Neo Calcutta space port.
  • Rapid Aging: Tyler rapidly ages as he dies and the aftereffects of the water catch up with his corpse.
  • Rasputinian Death: Apparently due to the effects of the water, Tyler gets some minor wounds in combat, is stabbed in the groin with some vicious metal spikes, stabbed four more times in the back, has an axe handle showed into his left eye, finds himself on the wrong end of a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown and finally falls victim to a Neck Snap.
  • Recursive Canon: An ad for the movie can be seen on the side of a Space Station.
  • Repetitive Name: Germain St. Germain, the effective male lead.
  • Reptiles Are Abhorrent: The race of lizardmen Tyler finds are very bloodthirsty, and have a taste for blood sport and conquest.
  • The Reveal: Odin is an Aracatian.
  • Robotic Reveal: Dr. Schechter is revealed to be robotic when Kerrie attacks him and causes his artificial skin to come off.
  • Sadist: Doctor Schechter enjoys playing with syringes, turning prisoners into glorified immortality batteries and playing cat and mouse with his victims a tad too much.
  • Schizo Tech: Justified, as the first part of the film is set in a futuristic setting, and the latter half on a distant, primitive planet where warfare is still fought with swords and other medieval weapons.
  • Sex Bot: Malfunctioning, of course, and about as sexy as Curly Howard. Germain still buys one.
  • Shout-Out: There are several shout-outs to the original Heavy Metal movie.
    • The Chamber of Immortality is located on a planet in the Taarakian star system (Taarna, the heroine of the final Heavy Metal story, is the last of the Taarakian bloodline).
    • The scene in which Julie disrobes, swims across a pool of water, and gets dressed up for battle is taken directly from the original movie, in which Taarna does the same thing.
    • For that matter, the whole movie could be seen as a loosely expanded adaptation of Taarna's story, with Julie taking her place, Tyler acting as the barbarian leader, and the barbarians themselves being replaced by the lizard people.
    • A statue of a woman inside the strip club resembles the Taarakian statue from the first film. Even showing it in the same angle.
  • Show Some Leg: Julie tries to seduce Tyler to get close enough to kill him. This works, though the attempted assassination doesn't.
  • Stripperiffic: A good number of females wear very revealing clothing. It is Heavy Metal though...
  • Terminator Impersonator: Dr. Schechter's true robotic form resembles very much a Terminator.
  • Title by Year: Named Heavy Metal 2000, released in the year 2000.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Julie and her sister Kerrie. Whereas Julie is an amazonian Action Girl, Kerrie is a timid Damsel in Distress, though she does acquit herself well in the final battle, managing to throw a dagger right into a lizardman's eye.
  • Treacherous Advisor: Odin reveals himself to be one of the aliens responsible for creating the fountain of youth and to have been seeking its power all along after the death of the primary villain Tyler.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Tyler, when Julie blows up his ship, along with most of his Immortality water.
  • Villains Want Mercy: Dr Schachter, as he's crushed under a tank and the ship around him is about to explode.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Tyler leaves Germaine behind on F.A.K.K.2 for attempting to protect Kerrie.
  • You Kill It, You Bought It: Tyler kills the king of a tribe of lizard people and takes his place as their leader.
  • Your Mom: Tyler taunts the leader of the lizard men by saying "Your mother's a Hectarian whore's handbag".


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Chartog's Offer

Chartog, a disgustingly obese and ugly goblin-like creature that claims to be the "Guardian of the Red River", offers to show Julie and her group the way across the river... in exchange for a kiss.

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