No Light speed is too slow, we need to go Ludicrous speed! And that’s just how this movie did. It was super funny and one of the best parody films I have ever seen. I have seen some good ones, like HotShots, Robin Rood Men in Tights and Scary Movie. But out of all of them, this was the first one. It made fun of everything from Star Wars’s Dark Vader with Dark Helmet to Han Solo/Luke with Lone Starr, to the film Alien, The Wizard of Oz, Rambo, and Planet of the Apes. All around a great film and I was happy to tell you all about it here. Some of the funniest things where just simple things like naming everything Mr. Like Mr. Radar, Mr. Coffee, even on the DVD with Mr. DVD.
If there is anything I love more than a super star cast then a film with a super star cast before they were stars. Now many may not know that the stars of Spaceballs where not as well know as they where after the film was release. Starting Bill Pullman, John Candy, Daphne, Rick Moranis and Mel Brooks. This has to be the best parody movie I have ever seen. There has been some good ones but this the best and the cast did a super job making me laugh and making fun of everything in a very good way. The mind behind it this master piece, Mel Brooks who also was in the film as being a comic book genius; he’s a good actor. I have to say out of everything for it was Rick Moranis who played Dark Helmet who stole the show. That has to be the best parody of Darth Vader I have ever seen. He was really funny and the super size helmet he had on was great and you have to love the fact every time he pulled the front part over his face his voice got dark and evil. The perfect cast for a perfect movie.
Can we even call any of this special effects? Yes we can and it was great. The bulk of the film was Star Wars/Star Trek so where going to see a lot of effects from those two movies. Most of the backgrounds, areas was from star wars while some of the puns where from Star Trek. One of the funniest things and I have to say the biggest special effects in the film was when Spaceball 1 turn’s into Mega Maid, which that on its own it stupid and funny at the same time. One of the puns we had been that on the force with the Schwartz. Which is like the force yet it can be its own light saber in the form of a ring. Very colorful and fun for the whole family and perfect if you’re looking for something different.
What can I say about it. The basic story is that the Spaceballs want clear air for their planet. Princess Vespa is taken after she runs away to be use so they can get the clean air. Lone Starr and Barf are hired to save her. On the way they run into may problems and even met the wise Yogurt who teaches Lone Starr the Schwartz. Finally with a great battle between Lone Star and Dark Helmet. A great script I have to say and I enjoy watching it all the time. I have to say the best line in the whole film was the one made by Dark Helmet: “Lone Star Before we face you must know something, I am your fathers brothers, nephew, cousins former room-mate.” I love that line.
I have to say that it was done very well. There was a few things that where a little cheap on. Most of that had to been due to the money they had to work with. They had some really good parts where they came up with some really good scenes and I have to say if you’re a fan of either Star Wars or Star Trek you’ll love this film. The best part done I thing was at the end at the Space Port. When the group of space travelers and one of them has a small alien bust out of his chest and what really made it funny was his line. “Oh now, not again..” Then the little alien does a signing number like the fog on the WB.
The film was release in 1987 so I don’t really remember how well the film went in the theaters or how the fans took it as well I was too lazy to look it up. Anyway from everyone I talk to about the film they love it. So I have to say the fans took it very good. Its kind too bad they never made a 2nd one which I think was named best by Yogurt, “Spaceballs 2 The Search for more Money.”
In the end I have to say that I love watching this film. The one thing that gets me down about the film is that there will never be a 2nd one, at least not what we would want to see. One of the stars John Candy died in 1997 I believe. I can’t remember what year, all I know is he died while filming a movie which is very sad as he was a great actor. Some of the other actors are some what big now and not sure if they ever would do another one. Back to this film, I have to say if you have not seen this movie, where have you been? Under a rock? Get out to the video store and rent this movie. These day people are more into renting movies but I would have to recommend this movie to buy as it would be a great add-on to your video library.