I really have to wonder about how people classify movies. I am pretty sure I have made this complaint before, but when I am watching a movie from the Sci-Fi Invasion collection, I expect it to at least be a sci-fi movie. If it isn’t a sci-fi movie, then why even include it in this set. It doesn’t make any sense and yet these movies keep showing up in this collection. Today’s movie, Future Women, is another example of a movie that does not belong in this collection.
The plot: Secret agent Jeff Sutton arrives in Rio carrying a briefcase full of $10 million but his arrival does not go unnoticed. Local mob boss Sir Masius sends some of his men to capture Jeff and get the money but Jeff manages to fight his way free. However, he is soon captured by agents of the megalomaniacal Sumitra, the leader of the all female nation of Femina, who wants to use the money to help her plans to take over the world. When Jeff manages to escape from Sumitra’s kingdom, he winds up being captured by Masius, who wants Jeff to show him where Femina is so that he can get a hold of Sumitra’s wealth. Caught between the two forces, Jeff must find a way to get both himself and his companions to safety before they all wind up dead.
For a James Bond ripoff, this wasn’t a terrible movie but I can’t say it was good either. The casting was kind ok, I guess, considering this was a low budget 60’s exploitation flick. Richard Wyler (Jeff Sutton) was ok in playing the “typical spy” that sleeps with a lot of women, one of them being an enemy agent who falls in love with him and helps him in the end. George Sanders (Masius) honestly came across as a poor man’s Ian McKellen and Shirley Eaton (Sumitra) was ok except that it always looked like her eyes were going to pop out of her head. The plot was pretty weak and kept jumping from one part to the next without leaving much of a break for you to try and catch up. The filming was pretty poor in some parts and they kept reusing scenes but just from different angles which I guess was a good way to save money but it still looked weird seeing the same 3 or 4 people getting killed in the exact same way over and over again. This just left me disappointed.
I’m not going to recommend this. If you want to watch it, be my guest.
Rating: 1 1/2 out of 5