Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Cosmos War of the Planets|
Actors: West Buchanan, Katia Christine, Anthony Eisley, Pamela Mason, Yanti Somer
Director: Alfonso Brescia
Genres: Indie & Art House, Science Fiction & Fantasy
A team of astronauts led by Mike Hamilton (John Richardson) is sent to investigate an unstable planet, which turns out to be inhabited by a race of green people under the control of an evil computer. The astronauts pledge... more »
Rating depends on your view...
Kirby L. Wallace | Tulsa, OK USA | 12/06/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
This is either 1/5 if you are looking for a quality rating, or 4/5 if you flip it upside down and watch this b-movie that way too.
Truly awful in a really wonderful way. When they finished filming, the director said, "post-production? Whassat?"
The thing is a patchwork quilt of completely unrelated scenes and plot lines. Switch from computer expert analyzing a strange audio signal, to two crew members passing each other in the hall and, "smootchie, smootchie... lets have totall non-commital, non physical, mental sex." Cut somewhere else where something "evil" is happening, then back to the "smootchie, smootchie." In fact, a common theme through the entire movie is "bad guys, space walk, evil robot... meanwhile back at Spaceship A'moure"... we-ve GOT to find that red button... YAY!"
One thing I'll give it is that in just two places, they have a great "special effect" that is really kinda mesmerizing: it's nothing more than a highly solarized "alien planet panorama" where the huge "sister planet" looms up over the mountain ridge and they pan across the plain. The "solarization" effect (don;'t know what you really call it - it's just a highly color distorted/heavy static view) is really kinda solemn and captivating.
This movie stinks like a rose. Whaddaya expect when you buy it on a DVD of four complete sci-fi movies for a dollar at Walmart? This movie isn't even worth fixing my typos in this review.
Next up: "Assignment Outer Space." I'll let you know.
Come on!! Its not that bad....ok, yeah it is, but....
Torgo | Auburndale, Fl United States | 06/06/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"People need to stop being so serious about this movie and simply enjoy it for what it really is....a really funny sci-fi film. The cheesiness was just spectacular, I actually found myself laughing uncontrollably in certain scenes where the level of ridiculousness was just completely out there. I especially love the reporters, where they get told that everything is perfectly fine, immediately the reporters run back to there communication phone things and report that the earth is going to be destroyed and that they're all going to die. Just classic. There is no doubt that this movie borrows heavily from other sci-fi greats, but in retrospect one wonders if they didn't also have inspiration from Monty Python. The director tried to create something serious and ended up with a sci-fi comedy by accident. All you "critics" need to lower your shields and just enjoy the pure silliness."