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Laserblast Reviews

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August 20, 2016
Rewatched this fucking gem for the marathon, and it was just as confusing and hilarious as the first watch. Though for how terrible the film actually is, the creature effects are actually pretty good, so good job movie. YOU DID GOOD.

21/100
August 6, 2016
Was disappointed with this. It was always going to be wank but in an entertaining way. To begin with, he never really got fucked over that much and had a fit girlfriend. It would have so much better if he had a real reason fir revenge. The Aliens cracked me up and were the only highlight for me.
½ June 29, 2016
The kind of movie you watch thinking it'll be so bad it's funny - it's simply bad. The special effects and explosions are pretty rad though.
April 7, 2015
Surprisingly structured, with a proper plot and actual characters, this infamous Charles Band production isn't quite as bad as you might think. Trouble is, that's precisely why it's impossible to watch without falling asleep.
Regularly cited as one of the worst movies ever made, Laserblast is a confused jumble of sounds and images each representing the late 1970s at its very worst. The plot follows an androgynous teen nerd named Billy who finds a laser gun in the desert and uses it to blast bullies.
Highlights include squeaky stop-motion aliens, confused cops and a love scene with extreme XXL lip and fingernail closeups. Bad points include every other aspect of the entire movie. Visually, narratively and aurally exhausting.
½ February 25, 2015
Tacky sci-fi rubbish, seemingly filmed on a budget which was change from a postage stamp
December 27, 2014
Almost no plot or dialog. Acting is just awful and sparse.. Made a great episode of Mystery Science Theater. Definitely the worst movie I have seen,
½ October 31, 2014
Easily the worst sci-fi movie ever made, or at least the worst I have ever seen, on par with Plan 9 From Outer Space in horribility (is that even a word? It is now!). Honestly, not even worth ripping the nonexistent script, the even more nonexistent plot, and the EVEN MORE NONEXISTENT acting...
½ September 27, 2014
There's a lot missing from this movie. Action, drama, good actors, and especially... a plot.
½ September 27, 2014
There's a lot missing from this movie. Action, drama, good actors, and especially... a plot.
May 21, 2014
One of the best worst movies I've seen.
May 4, 2014
I decided to watch this movie because today is May the Fourth (Star Wars Day) and this movie's poster (not the one on Rotten Tomatoes for some reason) made it seem like a horrible Star Wars rip off. While not an entirely accurate presumption, it is every bit as terrible as it advertises. Laserblast is about Billy, a pouty kid who gets picked on by the police and the other local kids who make fun of his molester van. In frustration one day he stumbles upon a magical pendant and laser, that basically looks like a giant kazoo that he wears over his arm, left over by some aliens that he discovers can be used to extract revenge upon his tormentors. He's basically a combination of Luke Skywalker, Robert Plant and Bruce Banner in that he looks like Mark Hamill, walks around with his shirt unbuttoned all the time and when he gets mad he turns green and kills people. Once he starts blowing things up he attracts the attention of the local keystone cops and the aliens who then try to find him. It's basically a lot of scenes featuring cars being parked, van doors being opened, and Billy running around aimlessly like the Wolfman trying to find his next target.

Never explaining anything and full of scenes that seemingly have no connection or relevance to anything that's going on and filmed in what looks like the Apocalyptic backdrop of where they shot "Manos: The Hands of Fate," this is a perfect storm of cinematic incompetence. It's no wonder the MST3K guys saved this for what they thought might be their last episode ever. Also drawing from Manos, they also featured the same horrible technique of trying to film night scenes in pitch black conditions where you can't actually see anything. This one was hard to get through even with the MST3K commentary.

This movie should have just starred Jim Varney and been called "Ernest Finds a Laser." It would have been more high-brow and intellectual that way.
November 9, 2013
A fun piece of low budget sci-fi silliness that is a good watch if your in the mood for a mild classic of the crappy kind. The alien parts are a good laugh, but the very weak script lets the side down more than a little.
½ August 16, 2013
On one end of the scale is Star Wars and on the opposite ens is Laserblast.
August 13, 2013
The worst, boring, and occasionally strange and humorous movie I've ever seen. Worth watching with the MST3K commentary, as well as an illogical car crash out of nowhere and questionable head-height door knobs.
½ January 15, 2013
Laserblast is a low budget sci-fi thriller from Charles Band that actually could have been a decent B-movie had it been in more competent hands instead of becoming of of MST3K's funniest episodes. Even still, it is a guilty pleasure of mine and carries the nostalgia of being one of the flicks seen at my beloved Oritani Theater in Hackensack, NJ. Laserblast opens as an alien outlaw is being pursued on Earth across a desert. After a brief firefight, the reptilian space cops (some cool stop motion FX from the late David Allen) blast the alien bad guy, but, in an effort to avoid detection, are forced to flee and the alien's weapon is left behind. Enter troubled teen Billy (Kim Milford) who, aside from his girlfriend (70s exploitation queen, Cheryl "Rainbeaux" Smith), is picked on by almost everyone in town including the pot smoking cops. Obviously fate puts the alien weapon in Billy's hands and now he has the power to get back at those who abuse him. With the alien weapon transforming him into something unearthly, can Billy be stopped? Laserblast is sadly directed in a pedestrian manner by Michael Rae and a little energy would have helped a lot as even Billy's climactic rampage (if blowing up a few cars and a mailbox is a rampage) is very by the numbers and lacks any suspense. Rae's idea of dramatic intensity is to show the same explosion over and over in slow motion from multiple camera angles and have star Milford overact when under alien influence. And speaking of the acting, the performances range from bland to bad with even cameos from vets Keenan Wynn and Roddy McDowell being obvious paycheck grabs. The casting is also odd in the case of Milford who is too good looking and well built to be believable as the picked on kid especially when nerd legend, Eddie Deezen (his first flick), is cast as one of the bullies. Love to ask the casting director what the inspiration was for that casting aside from booze. But, the cast isn't totally to blame as the bad dialog from the weak script isn't going to help anyone's performance especially when the director doesn't seem to be giving much inspiration. But, at least David Allen provides some good effects for such a low budget flick and things are blown up quite frequently. Despite all it's flaws, I still think there is a 'so bad it's good charm' here and the film does have the previously stated nostalgia element for me personally. Recommended to those who love to have a good bad movie along with their six pack.
½ December 8, 2012
OMG - I love science fiction films. This one is just play gawdawful. I have no idea how this got distribution. It had to be a tax shelter. Plan 9 is a masterpiece compared to this movie. If you can see it for free, don't watch it. Yuck. Blech. Poking yourself with a sharp stick is more fun!
November 1, 2012
The MST3K version is funnier.
½ October 27, 2012
Claymation aliens return to earth to retrieve a laser gun they left behind in the desert. However, a small town teen finds it and periodically mutates into an alien. Roddy McDowell made a curious decision to accept a small role in this.
September 24, 2012
Overly camp for my taste, doesn't quite live up to Star Wars
½ September 6, 2012
Virtually unwatchable on its own, but perfect cannon fodder for one of the best Mst3k episodes ever!
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