Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Spaceballs 25th Anniversary

image taken from filmdrunk.uproxx.com a far superior site than this here blog.
So in my Prometheus review I posted the other day, I made a Spaceballs reference without even realizing it. Not sure if anybody picked up on it either (comments section made no mention at least) but it was later that day, as I read this article at Filmdrunk.com that I realized what I had done.

The filmdrunk post gushes over the 25th anniversary/milestone of Mel Brook's legendary comedic spoof of the sci-fi genre, Spaceballs. If you've never seen Spaceballs before, stop what you're doing and hunt down a copy now! It's literally one of the funniest movies ever made. I was only two years old when this film was first released but thanks to the power of VHS I probably watched it like 5,000 times as a small boy in the early 90's. In fact, I'm pretty sure I watched Spaceballs more times than Star Wars and Alien combined. So when reviewing Prometheus the other day, I said something about Michael Fassbender's character David making all the other assholes in the movie seem like major assholes in comparison, I subconsciously made a reference to this awesome Spaceballs scene:
 


Dear lawd that still gets me every time. I'll be 75 years old watching this with subtitles and still laugh my ass off. So here's to Mel Brooks and Spaceballs. Thanks.

12 comments:

  1. Besides The Producers and Robin Hood Men in Tights, this is one of the best works from Brooks

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  2. Spaceballs is one of my all time favourite movies and it's such a damn shame they never released Spaceballs 2; The Search For More Money.

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  3. Yeah this was a damn good movie, I have to say I like it better to watch at least, than alien and star wars. Just a more fun time.

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  4. It's been a while since I've seen Spaceballs. I seriously don't remember any of it until I see it.

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  5. I need to watch this again. :D

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  7. Space balls has been around for that long? Damn I feel old! lol.

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  8. Ahh subconscious jokes! I love it!

    Major Asshole? Now thats sounds like a cool superhero name! Forget Captain America! Major Asshole is here to save the day!

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  9. This seriously sounds like something I should check out if you've viewed it more times than Star Wars, especially considering your awesome movie taste. Gonna hunt down a copy of it now buddy, thanks for plugging this.

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  10. things like this make me realize how old i am

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  11. God damn no!!!! 25 years??
    I loved where they get a copy of the film to find out what happens....genius

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