26 September 2009

Mom & Dad Save the World

Mom & Dad Save the World is not a "good" movie. It's pretty horrible by film standards. It's got an inane plot, really terrible acting, and a measley 4.7 out of 10 on imdb.com, but it's still one of my favorite movies. If you haven't seen it, it runs in the same vein of campy, make-it-up-as-you-go, sci-fi comedy as Idiocracy, only in my opinion, much more bearable to watch. The best thing it's got going for it?

The set, costume, and character design. I would have LOVED to be one of the artists working on this movie. It's kinda like the Labyrinth's puppets meets Tim Burton's signature Nightmare Before Christmas curves meets the Super Mario Bros. live-action movie. I can't really find photos online from the movie, unfortunately, but it happened to be on cinemax at four o'clock in the morning. Anyway, if you're looking for something stupid to waste a Friday night with, hit up Black Lodge and rent this little gem. It's worth it, if you can look past the whole, shitty movie thing.

BONUSES: Kathy Ireland is half naked most of the film, if you care about that; This is Thalmus Rasulala's last film before he died, and he sports a pretty sweet pre-Wolverine flarey sideburn beard.
CONS: You have to see a lot more manthigh than anyone should ever see, and it's mostly Jeffrey Jones'; Eric Idle's role is unexpectedly small.

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