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A space bum helps rescue a princess from an evil overlord with the help of a benevolent elder in this Star Wars send-up written and directed by Mel Brooks. Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog co-pilot, Barf the Mawg (John Candy), are content to scour the galaxy living the easy life. But they reluctantly come to the rescue when Druish Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) is threatened by the evil Lord Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis), who wants to steal all of the air from her planet,
Jan 1, 1987 Wide
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The film's low-tech styling is roughly the cardboard inversion of the cinematic machines it parodies, and Brooks seems less inclined than usual to push the overkill urges too far.
Typically, the best conceits end in pratfalls, and non-Brooks fans may find that the gravitational pull towards the thumpingly obvious outweighs the wit.
If it isn't likely to generate what Mr. Brooks himself refers to as 'Spaceballs II: The Search for More Money, neither is it anything less than gentle, harmless satire that occasionally has real bite.
The jokes about the more calculating aspects of George Lucas's franchise are particularly telling. Remember, the Schwartz will be with you always.
Ainda que não consiga recapturar a acidez e a inteligência de seus esforços da primeira fase da carreira, Brooks consegue divertir graças a algumas belas sacadas e ao simples conceito de Moranis como Dark Helmet.
Despite the dirty jokes hidden in plain sight ('Never underestimate the power of the Schwartz!'), Spaceballs is a PG-rated comedy that makes silliness sublime. [Blu-ray]
Mel Brooks trashes Star Wars; very funny
One of the few screwball comedies that everyone must experience at least once.
Most jokes have a forced quality, but there's something gleefully self-aware about them, like the vaudeville comedian whose act consists of telling bad jokes and laughing at them, but doing it all with exquisite timing.
- Col. Sandurz: Lord Helmet!
- Lord Dark Helmet: What?
- Col. Sandurz: We need you sir!
- Lord Dark Helmet: Knock on my door next time!
- Col. Sandurz: Yes sir!
- Lord Dark Helmet: Did you see anything?
- Col. Sandurz: No sir, I didn't see you playing with your dolls again!
- Lord Dark Helmet: Good!
- Lord Dark Helmet: Keep firing, assholes!
- Lord Dark Helmet: [just as Spaceball One goes into Ludicrous Speed mode] WHAT HAVE I DONE? MY BRAINS... ARE GOING INTO MY FEET!
- Col. Sandurz: Are you playing with your dolls again?
- Lone Starr Space Bum: But Yogurt, what if I never see you again?
- Yogurt: Don't worry about it! We'll meet again in Spaceballs 2: The Quest for More Money.
- Lord Dark Helmet: I can't breathe in this thing!
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