SPACEBALLS (Theater Release USA 1987)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.6|5.0 Starsìììì

Spaceballs—a spoof on Star Wars and other sci-fi/fantasy films—delivers a fun, rib-tickling movie via the talents of John Candy, Bill Pullman, Rick Moranis, and Mel Brooks. Watch for Dick Van Patten and John Hurt. Listen for the voice of Joan Rivers. This is one of those rare films that lives completely due to its highly intelligent script dialogue. Best work for all involved.

Storyline

Planet Spaceball needs air and President Skroob (Mel Brooks) develops a plan to steal the needed air.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Mel Brooks for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Mel Brooks for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Yogurt (Mel Brooks), Barf (John Candy), Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis), Lone Starr (Bill Pullman), Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga), King Roland (Dick Van Patten), Colonel Sandurz (George Wyner), Radar Technician (Michael Winslow), and Dot Matrix (voice of Joan Rivers).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Especially designed for the sci fi fan, comedic elements appeal to audiences highly knowledgeable within that entertainment genre. The movie is worth a second viewing due to a sensational, amorphic structured script richly laced with metaphor and simile.

Ben Meyers

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