The Ice Pirates (1984)
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as Princess Karina
as Supreme Commander
as Count Paisley
as Frog Lady
as Lanky Nibs
as Percy the Robot
as Elderly Jason
as Karina's Father
as Blonde Girl
as Templar Crewman
Critic Reviews for The Ice Pirates
For a far superior mix of science fiction and satire, just watch Mel Brooks' Spaceballs again.
Crudely settles for being a low-level goofy spoof of Star Wars.
The robot pimp made me laugh, and that's it.
Stupid, stupid, stupid... but amusing.
Everything about The Ice Pirates is done in fun, of course; it's just that much of it is overdone.
A throwaway scifi comedy perfect for Saturday afternoon television matinees.
Audience Reviews for The Ice Pirates
Bizarre flick frankly, swings from kids adventure in some places to quite adult material in others. Its a full mix of 'Mad Max' 'Star Wars' 'Krull' and 'Star Trek' with 'Pirates of the Caribbean' character types at the helm. Completely hokey to the max with idea rip off's left right and centre plus a casual made for TV look. The cast is epic (check an early Ron Perlman) but they are all let down by this weird plot that makes no real sense. Its almost fun but a little too off the wall too I'm afraid, it tries to fit in way too much into one film and the effects are pretty dodgy as well, dodgy now and dodgy back then. I liked it as a kid but now it just seems rather stupid and cheesy, and shouldn't it be called 'The Water Pirates'?
This movie has some charm, but for the most part it's very uncertain of itself. Is it a parody or spoof? Is it a serious sci-fi movie? Should the jokes be adult or kiddie? Well, it's got a little of everything, sci-fi, comedy, action, adventure, romance, and a strange ending. I couldn't make up my mind whether I liked it or not, so I'll just say it was okay. There are some really funny scenes, though, and that's what I liked the most about it.
An utterly terrible, bumbling mess of camp and sci-fi. And, for that reason, thoroughly enjoyable for its ridiculousness. Buxom space amazons riding unicorns? Space herpes? Conveyor-belt assembly-line castration devices? Bumbling chippendale battle robots? An overlooked B-Film that delivers an endless amount of confusing, ridiculous throw-away plot elements. While it won't earn it high scores, to its credit, it never becomes tedious or boring. A hasty, tongue-in-cheek madcap adventure that fails to impress, but succeeds in keeping your attention.
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