Morons from Outer Space Reviews

  • Oct 07, 2017

    There's a few chuckles in this sci-fi comedy about earth's first alien visitors being essentially a bunch of uneducated space truckers. Mel Smith co-wrote and stars in the film and somehow managed to snag respected British director Mike Hodges to helm the film. The picture was also shot by ace cinematographer Phil Meheux, who's done everything from multiple James Bond pictures to "The Smurfs" to "The Long Good Friday". However, the concept likely would have worked better as a short film or SNL skit than a feature length film and the plot drags on far too long. Worth a look, but nothing special.

    There's a few chuckles in this sci-fi comedy about earth's first alien visitors being essentially a bunch of uneducated space truckers. Mel Smith co-wrote and stars in the film and somehow managed to snag respected British director Mike Hodges to helm the film. The picture was also shot by ace cinematographer Phil Meheux, who's done everything from multiple James Bond pictures to "The Smurfs" to "The Long Good Friday". However, the concept likely would have worked better as a short film or SNL skit than a feature length film and the plot drags on far too long. Worth a look, but nothing special.

  • Jul 21, 2014

    Constantly funny, if you like dry British humor.

    Constantly funny, if you like dry British humor.

  • Aj V Super Reviewer
    Dec 09, 2013

    The morons from outer space must have included Mike Hodges because this was just so stupid! Somewhat funny, at least.

    The morons from outer space must have included Mike Hodges because this was just so stupid! Somewhat funny, at least.

  • Aug 14, 2013

    A 2 ou 3 gags prets, c'est quand même assez pénible comme film... Et dire que ca faisait plus de 25 ans que je voulais le voir...

    A 2 ou 3 gags prets, c'est quand même assez pénible comme film... Et dire que ca faisait plus de 25 ans que je voulais le voir...

  • Jun 30, 2013

    Classic Smith & Jones. A wacky movie. Perhaps hasn't aged that well, but full of laughs anyway.

    Classic Smith & Jones. A wacky movie. Perhaps hasn't aged that well, but full of laughs anyway.

  • Jun 16, 2013

    I honestly don't know where to begin with this thing. It's about four Aliens finding their way onto Earth. Three take a ship out for a joy ride and crash, while the fourth one is ejected in mid Space by another Alien who is mad he isn't a woman. Yep. Then he falls all the way to Earth without burning up or any injuries and then just walks away. Yeah...stupid. WHile this last one is trying to find the others, those three have become famous for being Aliens and are doing tours or something, cause the female can sing and then they are suddenly dressed like Kiss. It's all super stupid. The acting is bad on all fronts. There is no humor in this. It's all lame three year old humor...much like the PG-13 Scary Movie films. And the actors as the Aliens didn't even bother to hide their thick British accents! The score manages to rip off Close Encounters, 2001 and Jaws as well!!! It should be a half star, but the space and effects are actually quite good...so...

    I honestly don't know where to begin with this thing. It's about four Aliens finding their way onto Earth. Three take a ship out for a joy ride and crash, while the fourth one is ejected in mid Space by another Alien who is mad he isn't a woman. Yep. Then he falls all the way to Earth without burning up or any injuries and then just walks away. Yeah...stupid. WHile this last one is trying to find the others, those three have become famous for being Aliens and are doing tours or something, cause the female can sing and then they are suddenly dressed like Kiss. It's all super stupid. The acting is bad on all fronts. There is no humor in this. It's all lame three year old humor...much like the PG-13 Scary Movie films. And the actors as the Aliens didn't even bother to hide their thick British accents! The score manages to rip off Close Encounters, 2001 and Jaws as well!!! It should be a half star, but the space and effects are actually quite good...so...

  • Feb 22, 2013

    Slightly funny, but not laugh-out-loud hysterical like other British comedies I know. There's not a lot of references to other sci-fi movies, but the film isn't completely bare of them. The characters are alright, and some of the effects are decent. Somewhat fun, but forgettable too.

    Slightly funny, but not laugh-out-loud hysterical like other British comedies I know. There's not a lot of references to other sci-fi movies, but the film isn't completely bare of them. The characters are alright, and some of the effects are decent. Somewhat fun, but forgettable too.

  • Alex r Super Reviewer
    Nov 17, 2012

    Original and fun comedy horror film about dimwitted aliens. The film is an entertaining ride from start to finish and it definitely is a memorable cult film. The plot is pretty simple, but it is entertaining and fun. Morons from Outer Space does have its flaws, but overall manages to be an entertaining ride that every horror fan should take. The film definitely one of the better horror comedies out there and it is a film that has a terrific idea that works well enough. The film has its flaws, and it could have been better, but for the most part, director Mike Hodges direction is effective to keep you interested from start to finish. The actors playing the aliens are good in their performances, and it's the films main strength that makes Morons from Outer Space such a fun film. Comedic bits are strewn throughout and they overcome the film's imperfections such as towards the end, the film loses steam and slows down and becomes slightly tiring. This is very much the case with such films, and it is to be expected. Nonetheless this is an overlooked gem in the genre that deserves to be seen again and it's enjoyable as pure mindlessness from start to finish. The cast definitely make the material invigorating and refreshing. If only more films were like this, as it is a film that never takes itself seriously, and it's what makes it so much fun to enjoy with fellow genre fans. If you come across this obscured title, give it a shot, you may be surprised at how much you'll like it. A definite must see for midnight horror fans.

    Original and fun comedy horror film about dimwitted aliens. The film is an entertaining ride from start to finish and it definitely is a memorable cult film. The plot is pretty simple, but it is entertaining and fun. Morons from Outer Space does have its flaws, but overall manages to be an entertaining ride that every horror fan should take. The film definitely one of the better horror comedies out there and it is a film that has a terrific idea that works well enough. The film has its flaws, and it could have been better, but for the most part, director Mike Hodges direction is effective to keep you interested from start to finish. The actors playing the aliens are good in their performances, and it's the films main strength that makes Morons from Outer Space such a fun film. Comedic bits are strewn throughout and they overcome the film's imperfections such as towards the end, the film loses steam and slows down and becomes slightly tiring. This is very much the case with such films, and it is to be expected. Nonetheless this is an overlooked gem in the genre that deserves to be seen again and it's enjoyable as pure mindlessness from start to finish. The cast definitely make the material invigorating and refreshing. If only more films were like this, as it is a film that never takes itself seriously, and it's what makes it so much fun to enjoy with fellow genre fans. If you come across this obscured title, give it a shot, you may be surprised at how much you'll like it. A definite must see for midnight horror fans.

  • Sep 11, 2012

    This is the first and only film Mel and Griff have written and I can see why. The plot is supposed to be bad. Aliens that happen to look human and talk English with English accents crash on Earth and become famous. 3 of the arrive in England and 1 arrives in America. Everybody in "America" speaks with horrible accents and Bernard tries to get back to the trio. This film could've worked if the jokes we're actually funny, but there's not a single one that made me titter. Some scenes are lazily written, it was Mel and Griff's first movie after all; it's never fully explained why the British Commander is love with Sandra, it just comes out of no-where. I dunno why Mike Hodges directed this, he could've written a film of his own and directed it, but he was asked to do this film which was originally called "Illegal Aliens." There's a shot where the aliens crash land their spaceship on the motorway and we see a couple in the car noticing the spaceship. The car appears to be in front of a blue screen. Why is that shot unfinished? This film just feels lazy. There's references to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Close Encounters. Funnilly enough, "Spaceballs" was originally called "Planet Moron", but because of this film, the title was changed. There's a moment in this film where Bernard is playing "Spaceball". Hmmm. Overall, I'll give this film one star for at least trying and the song is credits is catchy too.

    This is the first and only film Mel and Griff have written and I can see why. The plot is supposed to be bad. Aliens that happen to look human and talk English with English accents crash on Earth and become famous. 3 of the arrive in England and 1 arrives in America. Everybody in "America" speaks with horrible accents and Bernard tries to get back to the trio. This film could've worked if the jokes we're actually funny, but there's not a single one that made me titter. Some scenes are lazily written, it was Mel and Griff's first movie after all; it's never fully explained why the British Commander is love with Sandra, it just comes out of no-where. I dunno why Mike Hodges directed this, he could've written a film of his own and directed it, but he was asked to do this film which was originally called "Illegal Aliens." There's a shot where the aliens crash land their spaceship on the motorway and we see a couple in the car noticing the spaceship. The car appears to be in front of a blue screen. Why is that shot unfinished? This film just feels lazy. There's references to One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Close Encounters. Funnilly enough, "Spaceballs" was originally called "Planet Moron", but because of this film, the title was changed. There's a moment in this film where Bernard is playing "Spaceball". Hmmm. Overall, I'll give this film one star for at least trying and the song is credits is catchy too.

  • Jun 27, 2012

    Massively overlooked. Yet i find this film still alluring after all these years. Some really nice gags in this film, especially in the background and off-camera! They just needed more of them infront of the camera. All in all... well worth a watch.

    Massively overlooked. Yet i find this film still alluring after all these years. Some really nice gags in this film, especially in the background and off-camera! They just needed more of them infront of the camera. All in all... well worth a watch.