Spaceballs – Mel Brooks' verrückte Raumfahrt (1987)

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Spaceballs – Mel Brooks’ verrückte Raumfahrt: Directed by Mel Brooks. With Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman. A star-pilot for hire and his trusty sidekick must come to the rescue of a princess and save Planet Druidia from the clutches of the evil Spaceballs.

“A classic remnant from the tail end of Mel Brooksu0026#39;s manic, pun-drenched peak. It may not be as smart as The Producers or as complete as Blazing Saddles, but itu0026#39;s every bit as funny as anything heu0026#39;s ever made and thatu0026#39;s saying something. Its light-handed approach to storytelling, where the jokes come first and the plot developments are a distant second, is actually very similar to 1981u0026#39;s History of the World, Part I – which should be no surprise, as theyu0026#39;re back-to-back in his sequential catalog. Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman and John Candy really come to life in their roles as not-so-subtle parodies of Darth Vader, Han Solo and Chewbacca, respectively, with Moranis in particular somehow getting deep laughs out of lines so cheesy a Taco Bell nacho would flinch. As dumb comedies go itu0026#39;s a heavyweight champion, so infinitely quotable that my buddies and I had to enforce a strict u0026quot;one Spaceballs reference per dayu0026quot; policy back in school to keep things from getting out of hand. Absurdly stupid fun.”

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