#SpaceBalls – Review – #ThrowbackThursday

Spaceballs – Budget of $22.7 million – 1 hour and 36 minutes

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Planet Spaceball has used up most of their air and need to get more to survive. So they decide to steal it from the neighboring Planet Druidia. The Spaceballs’ commander Dark Helmet has decided to kidnap the Druidia’s Princess Vespa and force her father, King Ronald, to give them the air lock code. This code will open up the protective layer, allowing them take the planet’s air supply. But their plan hits a bump when, on her wedding day, Princess Vespa runs from the church and into space. She is rescued by Lone Star and his sidekick Barf. What Vespa doesn’t know is that Lone Star was offered 1 million space bucks to save her … and her ship. With this money, they can pay of the biggest crime boss in space, Pizza the Hut. Lone Star and Vespa are slowly getting to know each other and will soon learn the truth about themselves; but not before Dark Helmet gets in the way. Can Lone Star and Barf save the Princess, save Planet Druidia, and make Dark Helmet pay? We will have to break a few forth walls to find out.

Spaceballs is a cult classic for a reason. This Star Wars parody incorporates movies like Jaws, Temple of Doom, Wizard of Oz, Transformers, Planet of the Apes, and more effortlessly (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer). The forth wall break is just as funny as exposing the film crew during fight scene. Even watching the movie while they are in the movie is one for the ages. It is easy to see how some films today have tried to replicate this humor but fail miserably. Spaceballs does not rely on vulgarity to be funny but it pokes fun at itself and draws the audience into the film. Watch Spaceballs to see how a real parody and comedy are made.  And watch it twice.  You will mis some of the jokes because you are laughing to hard.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

If you can read this, you don’t need glasses – Opening crawl

You have the ring and your Schwartz is as big as mine. Now let’s see if you can handle it – Dark Helmet

Sorry I had to make a bit stop. I go so excited, I couldn’t hold my oil – Dot Matrix

Or else pizza is going to send out for you – Vinny

Snotty beamed me twice last night, it was wonderful – Commanderette Zircon

Hey, I don’t have to put up with this. I’m rich – Princess Vespa

Did I miss something? when did we get to Disneyland? – Lone Star

That’s funny. She doesn’t look Druish – Barf

May the Schwartz be with you – Yogurt

Sandurz, Sandurz, you got to help me. I don’t know what to do. I can’t make decision. I’m a president – President Skroob

Hello, where have you been? – Prince Valium

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  1. I don’t think there are many people who love sci-fi films who can’t genuinely love this one. It’s such a great love letter to the genre, through humour. I absolutely love it!

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