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Anyone that would critic this film against the likes of a Blazing Saddles clearly doesn't get the point. This is what I call a burner film; it's even more of a spoof than most spoofs. We're not talking Young Frankenstein where there is clearly respect for the original tale, or Robin Hood: MIT where they're just having a blast. This film makes the ridiculous of Star Wars even more so, and takes some shots that are great. I love this movie.
Watched for the 1st time (!) and was rather disappointed. Perhaps if I'd seen this when it first came out in '87, I might have given it a higher rating being younger and dumber. But, Spaceballs just doesn't hold up to the test of time like some of Brooks other works, Airplane or the Naked Gun series. A few yuks, but no great laughs.
Whatever happened to Rick Moranis? I miss him. His Dark Helmet is still the funniest thing about this Mel Brooks spoof of sci-fi films. Even though all the jokes don't land, I still get a big laugh out of the part where Moranis he goes flying through the air after he sends the ship into ludicrous speed.
I was shown this film when I was about eight years old. I loved it then and I still love it now. New spoof movies need to either learn from this film, or not try at all. An all time classic. It also doesn't hurt that it parodies my favorite movie series.