But lets not forget Brooks and his great little tash LOL he looks naked without it as he normally has one. Lets face it the villains in this are leagues better than the heroes, early role for Pullman and regular comedy spot for Candy. The effects are actually pretty good as well, mainly 'Pizza the Hut' and 'spaceball 1'. To be honest this is a flick that I would love to see a sequel for.
AC rating: Well, Brooks isn't the greatest commentator in the world, but he does mention some aspect of the producing side of a film production. And that you don't get very much in audio commentary.
Lone Starr: What?
Dark Helmet: I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate.
Lone Starr: What's that make us?
Dark Helmet: Absolutely nothing!
I love Spaceballs. Its not a great movie in terms of being a solid parody over a pop culture spoof, but its damn hilarious, even over 20 years later, and Mel Brooks has constructed a wonderful spoof film directed mainly at Star Wars, among other sci fi properties. This is the kind of film that those damn "Date/Epic" movie guys wish they could do, something that is funny and not lazy.
Colonel Sandurz: Prepare ship for light speed.
Dark Helmet: No, no, no, light speed is too slow.
Colonel Sandurz: Light speed, too slow?
Dark Helmet: Yes, we're gonna have to go right to ludicrous speed.
It is a true Star Wars parody in terms of story. The evil Spaceballs, led by Dark Helmet, Rick Moranis, and President Skroob, played by Mel Brooks, have attempted to kidnap Druish Princess Vespa, played by Daphne Zuniga, in order to force planet Druidia to give up their air supply. It is up to Capt. Lone Star, played by Bill Pullman and Barf, a half man/half dog played by John Candy, to save her. This leads to various escapades by the different characters, including travel to a planet where the great Yogurt, also played by Brooks, can teach Lone Star the power of the Schwartz.
Dark Helmet: So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.
As I've said, I love this movie. I've watched it a ridiculous number of times. Its very quotable, and has a great cast that delivers. From the way the film breaks the forth wall to the wonderful production design that perfectly captures the tone of its spoof while being somewhat creative in its own right.
Yogurt: Merchandising, merchandising, where the real money from the movie is made. Spaceballs-the T-shirt, Spaceballs-the Coloring Book, Spaceballs-the Lunch box, Spaceballs-the Breakfast Cereal, Spaceballs-the Flame Thrower.
[turns it on]
Yogurt: The kids love this one.