Rob Bricken is running a Best/Worst Nerdy Birthday Stories contest at Topless Robot, which reminded me of one of my favorite birthday parties - - seeing Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn with a bunch of friends.
IMDB offers this description:
A seeker named Dogen rescues Dhyana [Kelly Preston] after her father is murdered by the evil Jared-Syn. To avenge her father's death, Dogen must find Jared-Syn's hideout in the mysterious "Lost City", but the only person who knows where it is an aging, burned-out seeker named Rhodes. Along the way, they will need to do battle against the hunter Baal and his Cyclopean minions for engaging Jared-Syn in a final encounter.It featured impressive laser effects:
People who were not Sand People:
And lots of stuff sticking out of the screen to take full advantage of the sophisticated 3-D technology:
*Buy Metalstorm posters at eBay.