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Hmmm. The first one came far too late. Star Wars comedy had already been done to death. Do we really need more of the same? Have Mel Brooks last few films given us any reason to think this will be worth the price of a ticket?

Still, I *did* get a kick out of Rick Moranis in that helmet.


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C'mon, Jeffrey, admit it: You're afraid Brooks is gonna make mincemeat of your beloved Attack of the Clones! wink.gif


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Ugh. There are far too many Weird Al wanna be's on the planet Earth.

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I don't jest. I don't see any talent there. Perhaps it's just me. But if all you have to do is take a bunch of jawas and make them sing "Bridge over the River Kwai" and there's something funny about that, well maybe i missed my calling, because i could most certainly write that comedy.

Just like anyone on the planet earth can dress up as a fat white Michael Jackson and sing "Eat it." I've heard better jokes in my Jr. Achievement Program, and they're all 13 years old.

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I don't jest. I don't see any talent there.

No Stef. You're right. Mel Brooks isn't talented. I don't find any of his films that funny except for The Producers and parts of Blazing Saddles. I'm just not the biggest fan of parody humour. It works fine in a half hour sketch comedy television show, but as film, bleh.

I am NOT looking forward to Spaceballs 2.


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Is lightning gonna strike? Anders and i agree on something. cheers.gif

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I find Brooks sporadically funny. But too often stale.


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Titles?

Spaceballs 2: The Sith hits the fan?

I believe his original working title for the film was Spaceballs III: The Search for Spaceballs II, which is great.

Either way, it's nice to see Brooks making a movie again. Hopefully it won't be the dreck that Dracula:Dead and Loving It was.

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Hopefully it won't be the dreck that Dracula:Dead and Loving It was.

Or maybe it'll be as good as Life Stinks...


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Hey... whatever happened to The Search For More Money?


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I'm of two minds about this. On the one hand, he does have new material that he can parody. On the other, I'm not sure he can top "Radar about to be jammed" or "Ludicrous Speed"!


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I'm of two minds about this. On the one hand, he does have new material that he can parody. On the other, I'm not sure he can top "Radar about to be jammed" or "Ludicrous Speed"!

And what about classics like "Now you shall see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb" or "I am your father's brother's nephew's cousin's former roommate"?


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Oh how could I forget....

"Only one man would dare give me the raspberry.........LONE STARR!!!!!!!"

THUNK

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"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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Jerry Beck on the Spaceballs trailer: "a lot more adult than the kiddie show I was expecting." And he has the screen-cap to prove it. [[Admin note: The link could be considered NSFW.]]

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Yeah - it looks ... um ... pornographic, almost.


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Congrats, the first NSFW link on A&F.


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Yeah - it looks ... um ... pornographic, almost.

That seems to be giving it to much credit.


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Technically, the trailer linked to FROM that link is NSFW. And it's the trailer linked to FROM that link that I'd say is pornographic. By itself, the screenshot at that link is tame.


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My apologies, all. I work at home, so "NSFW" considerations are off my radar entirely.

And FWIW, I'd be surprised if this board had NEVER linked to anything that would fall into that category. But as I saw it, this particular item fell into the same category as that suggestively-shaped vehicle driven by "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" on Saturday Night Live -- it's an image that could very well (even probably?) pass muster on network television, so it didn't seem all THAT beyond-the-pale. Perhaps I should have posted an even stronger warning than I did, though.


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I caught some of this series today (it's playing on G4TV), and describing it as underwhelming is generous. It's basically the sort of pop culture riffing that shows like Family Guy and Robot Chicken do, but nowhere near as clever, funny, or edgy (suggestively-shaped spaceships and jiggling cartoon breasts notwithstanding).

The two episodes that I saw riffed on Lord of the Rings and the Grand Theft Auto, not exactly the most original of targets, and targets that have been parodied much better elsewhere. If anything, it makes Mel Brooks -- arguably one of the original masters of parody and farce -- look like nothing more than a rip-off or Johnny-come-lately. And the less said about the animation, the better: it makes Family Guy look like Miyazaki.

Give me Robot Chicken's Star Wars special any day of the week.


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