13 May 2020 | Coffee_in_the_Clink
A more appropiate title would have been "E.T. Superstar" or "Who's Pimp Daddy?"
"Alien Warrior" or "King of the Street" is one hell of a bizarre film, that is very tedious, strange and feels like it is never going to end. Which is weird, because there is plenty of action; shoot-outs galore, pimp-walking, pimp-talking, pimp-stomping and pimp-slapping! This madness would be best described as the concoction you would get if you crossed "Jesus Christ Superstar" with "Taxi Driver", and with a strong dosage of "E.T. the Extra-terrestrial". It's extremely cheap and was filmed on the mean streets of Skid Row, LA, which was so bad at the time that they allegedly had to hire security to protect the cast and crew while filming. It wasn't worth it, because this is a right turkey of a film. The concept is strange, I'll give it that, but it is also unbelievably stupid, irritating and goes absolutely nowhere. As expected, the acting is quite bad and so is just about everything else. But the dull and repetitive script is what kills it completely.
An alien from a race that is not much different to humans is sent down to Earth to do away with the Great Evil that has plagued the planet, not unlike the exploits of Jesus Christ (He even looks a bit like the typical depiction of Christ). When he lands on Earth (in LA's skid row, of all places) he stops a woman being gang-raped by a gang of Latinos, and from there, he implores people to take him to "Great Evil". The rest of the film sees a lot of the aforementioned 'pimping' as gold-toothed, fur-coated, cane-toting gangster pimps fight one another on the streets, and our Alien Warrior finds refuge in an old library and starts to bully gang-bangers into learning how to read... Yes, you read that correctly. Welcome to the madness that is "Alien Warrior".