Spaceballs (Review)

2 discs? That's about 6 hrs of not funny.

2 discs? That’s about 6 hrs of not funny.

If ANY of the following from this Star Wars spoof seems instantly hilarious and unmissable;

– A bad guy is named Colonel Sanders…
– Another is named Major Asshole
– The Darth Vader guy is called Dark Helmet…
– He has a big hat.
– A smart mouthed robot voiced by Joan Rivers constantly makes jokes about her ‘oil needing changing’.
– Another bad guy is named Pizza the Hut…
– Pizza the Hut is made entirely of pizza.
– The good guys ‘jam the tracking devices’…
– With jam.
– The bad guys ‘comb the desert’…
– With hair combs.

(I had more, but it’s all the same.)

Again, if you are laughing and clutching your suddenly splitting sides, then by all means proceed. Just know it will be without me.

This is lowest common denominator stuff, the lazy precursor to equally inferior Date Movie / Scary Movie dross that infect video store shelves, waiting to violate the innocent and unsuspecting with their pathetic attempts at ‘comedy’.

The only decent moments were when a character momentarily went ‘offscreen’, and when John Hurt cameod to parody his own role in Alien – with the fact John Hurt was willing to lampoon himself overwhelmingly more amusing than the crappy joke they opted for.

I remember a school camp in my youth where this film was played on the bus. I laughed. We all laughed. We were all about 12. I am not 12 now. I resent 12 year old me for being dumb enough to find this worthwhile even once.

Final Rating – 5 / 10. By the way, Spaceballs is equally terrible as a parody title as it is a parody film.

About OGR

While I try to throw a joke or two into proceedings when I can all of the opinions presented in my reviews are genuine. I don't expect that all will agree with my thoughts at all times nor would it be any fun if you did, so don't be shy in telling me where you think I went wrong... and hopefully if you think I got it right for once. Don't be shy, half the fun is in the conversation after the movie.
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