What possessed Sean Connery to follow his hugely successful run as 007 with this bizarre bizarre science-fiction mess from Deliverance director John Boorman? Could it have been the incomprehensible script? Was it the chance to wear what appears to be a red nappy and knee high boots, and sport a massive moustache and long plait? Hmm, perhaps. You'll have to ask Mr Connery that question. What i do know is that Zardoz is a mess from start to finish. An enjoyable mess, but a mess none the less (i'm turning into Dr Suess here). Connery shambles about looking partly confused-partly bemused, with a slither of embarrassment thrown in. The film looks kinda good, in the way that pre-Star Wars sci-fi's looked, but the costume designer clearly had a bet with himself to see how ridiculous he could make the cast look. Boorman's script gets lost in pretentious and pseudo-intellectual babble about Brutals and Vortexs and Eternals, while the tone slips further and further into areas of camp (my favorites being the Eternals' attempts to give Connery an erection, Connery's amateurish acting as he pretends to fall down a hole, and a scene where he ends up in a wedding dress). Plus, I guessed the twist before the film even started, just by reading the title (anyone's whos seen The Wizard of Oz will cotten on straight away). Zardoz is one of those bad films that I love to watch. You sit there watching it unfold, perplexed, wondering how it ever got made. A highly entertaining 2 hours of awful film. Zardoz!