definitely the last great Mel Brooks previous movies, space ball It’s the upper echelon of a parody movie. It may also be the last great parody movie in general. disaster movies or Brooks’ own Dracula: Dead and Loving It. space ball mainly Star Wars But I also shoot other great sci-fi movies. alien When planet of the apesIt has all the tropes of the parody genre, with the usual Brooks flair on top. space ball I know why it’s the epitome of a parody movie. If not, let’s see why you should.
“Spaceball”: the story
space ball It starts on the planet Druidia, where King Roland is (Dick Van Patten) is the daughter of Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) to the incessantly yawning sleepy Prince Valium (Jim J. Block). Meanwhile, President Scroove (Mel Brooks), the leader of the neighboring planet Spaceball, has almost used up all of Druidia’s fresh air, so he plans to steal it. The plan involves sending the Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) kidnap the princess. However, she is a trusty droid Dot Matrix (Joan Rivers). King Roland hires the mercenary Lone Star (Bill Pullman) and buddy Barf (John Candy), Mog (half-man, half-dog) finds them, but when the Winnebago spacecraft runs out of fuel, it crashes on the desert moon Vega. After passing out walking through the desert, the group is rescued by Dinks, a small robed alien, and taken to a cave, where they meet the wise Yogurt (Mel Brooks) and learn from Lone Star about the “Schwarz” mysteries. Unfortunately, Dark Helmet finds them and captures Vespa, who reveals the code to open Druidia’s shield after being threatened with reversing the nose job. Armed with this information, Skroob orders the ship to be modified. space ball one into the mega maid, begins sucking all the fresh air from Druidia. However, Lone Star saves the day, rescues Vespa and Dot, and defeats Dark Helmet in a Schwartz showdown, mega maid Blow air back onto the planet with a vacuum. It is revealed that Lone Starr is actually a prince, cuing a happy ending where he is free to marry Princess Vespa. space ball.
‘Spaceballs’: Easy-to-get fruit
It’s undeniable that Brooks does sports day with a cheesy laugh space ballSome might even say that Brooks should be more than that. blazing saddle A group of cowboys sitting around a campfire eating beans and farting. space ball It starts off innocent enough, with a shot of space ball oneThe lower part of the reflects the appearance of an early Imperial Star Destroyer. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, except that the ship follows. From there, it’s a true cornucopia. Introducing Space Gang’s Pizza the Hut (Dom DeLuise). A tremendously large helmet of Darth Vader style dark helmet. The entire bridge crew with the surname “bastard” prompted the Dark Helmet’s immortal line “I’m surrounded by bastards!” Troopers combing the desert for clues… with a big plastic comb and a big afro with his picks he’s only slightly better than two black troopers (“We ain’t found s**t!”). It’s incredible speed. Vespa Princess Leia Brooks knows that low-key jokes are still jokes, prioritizing her need for laughter over her need for highbrow.
“Spaceballs”: The Genius of Brooks
Still, in gags and quips space ballBrooks weaves moments of comic genius that only someone with the deft touch of a comedy master can do. John Hurtdining in a space cafeteria with friends when an alien bursts out of his chest, prompting Hart to exclaim, “Oh, never again.” alien (But at least this alien wears a top hat and dances). This is a meta joke made funny by its randomness, but there are two specific moments he has. space ball It makes an even better argument for Brooks’ talent. space ball Merchandise, range hilarious exaggeration Star Wars merchandise. There are spaceballs: T-shirts. Spaceballs: yogurt dolls. Spaceballs: Breakfast cereal. Even Spaceballs: Flamethrower. Even better, the merchandise continues to appear randomly throughout the rest of the movie, which leads to the second moment: Spaceballs: The Movie on VHS (hey, kids — VHS was like streaming a movie, rewind). After destroying Lone Star’s “Eagle-5” Winnebago ship, Dark Helmet and Colonel Sandurz (George Weiner) watch a VHS copy of the movie (the movie they’re watching along the way) and track Star and Vespa. Abbott and Costello There was a little talk between the two of what they were seeing (“You are watching now, sir.”).
in the meantime space ball It received mixed reviews upon its release, but has since seen a deeper appreciation of the film beyond its cult classic status.Appearance of movie posters space ball sequel, Spaceballs 2: Seeking more moneymade international news in 2016, with positive and hopeful responses that it was true (or not), testament to its popularity. Steven Spielbergof ready player one Aech has an Eagle-5 in the background (Lena Waithe) garage, ok space ballPresence in pop culture. Interestingly, space ball It also unintentionally (or perhaps intentionally) heralds environmental concerns about clean air, and that the film will hit the media within days of its theatrical release (exaggerated, but yes , but still eerily prescient). space ballultimately, is a feather in Brooks’ cap and does his thing in the science fiction genre young frankenstein I did it in the horror genre, blazing saddle what did you do for the west high anxiety did for hitchcock thriller, what silent movie Did… well, you get the point.