Welcome to the final week of Rick Moranis month here at Movies that Make Us! This week we are discussing the 1987 film Spaceballs: The Movie starring Rick Moranis, John Candy, and Bill Pullman.
Make sure to buckle your seatbelts because we are going to Ludicrous levels of silliness in this episode. A screwball comedy that gently mocks such sci-fi classics as Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, and Planet of the Apes. There are so many groan worthy jokes but the majority land and it’s a fun 90 minute film. It’s not on the same level as Blazing Saddles or Young Frankenstein, but it holds up pretty well and it was a pleasant trip to nostalgia for us.
What are your thoughts on the film? Next week it’s staff picks as we start March Madness films and we’ll each discuss a director that is unusual and different and three films of theirs you should check out. Will Tracy dare pick Anthony C. Ferrante and three of the best Sharknado films? Tune in and find out! As always, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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