“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.” Yogurt said.
This is the ultimate farce of Star Wars and Star Trek movies. Mainly Star Wars related and it pokes fun at all sorts of genres. I think this movie is a really funny movie. Others would not agree and think its vulgar. If you see it for what it really is, a farce, then you can understand the humor in the movie.
The basic plot of Spaceballs is this…In a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving its citizens reliant on a product called “Perri-Air.” In desperation, Spaceball’s leader President Skroob (Mel Brooks) orders the evil Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) to kidnap Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) of oxygen-rich Druidia and hold her hostage in exchange for air. But help arrives for the Princess in the form of renegade space pilot Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog partner, Barf (John Candy).
The film is directed of course by Mel Brooks and the score is done by John Morris. Its fun and over the top.
You can get the soundtrack on Amazon.
You can also get it on ITunes.
Would you like some clips?
Here you go…
The Winnebego Crashes
The Spaceballs theme
Well that’s all for today, look forward to next week when I bring you The Untouchables. Happy Listening.