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This is actually a fairly well done spoof of the original Star Wars franchise, given that the scenes are not too overdone or cheesy. Rick Moranis, Mel Brooks, and Daphne Zuniga all did a great job at maintaining a serious mood to their performances while delivering completely ridiculous and out there lines. Renaming “Darth Vader” as “Dark Helmet” is one of the funny and subtle aspects of this movie that makes it the perfect level of parody with some original storyline. I found this 80’s film to be very entertaining and definitely hilarious. I would rate this film 4/5 stars and recommend it to anyone who can get a good laugh out of absurdity. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Spaceballs is a genuinely decent parody film. As a big fan of Star Wars I was a little bit skeptical when I first watched this movie. It turned out to be quite decent, with most of the comedy landing and generating quite a few laughs. Myself not being a huge fan of parody, I felt the movie was pretty enjoyable. The plot generally seems like an intentional butchered retelling of A New Hope which works well, as all of the references to the original film usually come off as pretty funny. Overall the film is definitely something anyone who likes Star Wars and comedy should watch. 4/5 - @ecozones of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Mel Brooks is a genius and this movie will not disappoint.
Merchandising! This movie has everything- love, action, villain, hero, and good comedy.
A great, easy-to-watch parody of the Star Wars franchise--including its merchandising!--that also includes nods to "The Wizard of Oz," "Planet of the Apes," and Star Trek. I am always a fan of Bill Pullman's characters, and thought it was a lot of fun to see him here as Lone Starr in his tricked-out flying Winnebago.
My favorite parody, and one of the few movies I can watch continuously without getting bored and quote every line of.
Genius, and stupid, and a great biting satire on the Star Wars franchise (courtesy of Mel Brooks himself, the mastermind, selling us his merchandise as Yogurt). Low brow and hilarious, a must-see for fans of the original Star Wars. Great cast of stars. John Candy at his best.
One of my favorite Mel Brooks films! A bad guy named Pizza the Hutt, a good guy named Yogurt, and of course "Spaceballs - the Flamethrower!" - a dig on the marketing genius that is George Lucas.
TERRIFIC STAR WARS PARODY! Yogurt, Pizza the Hutt, and the lovely Commanderette Zircon! May the SCHWARTZ be with you!
A good parody film. A bit hokey at times, but fans of this genre will appreciate it.
This is another great example of Mel Brooks' comedic genius. I have seen this movie at least fifty times, and still never get tired of it. The script is very good, and there is a lot of good acting. If you are a fan of off beat comedy then I would highly recommend seeing this movie at least once.
This movie represents some of the best and some of the worst moments of Mel Brooks' long career! I've seen it a dozen times and it still makes me laugh! There is nothing subtle in this movie....the gags are obvious and a little less than "PC". When I was going through chemotherapy, this movie was a great laugh on a bad day...