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Thumb Wars - The Phantom Cuticle
Thumb Wars - The Phantom Cuticle
Actors: Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo, Andrea Fears, David Floyd, Paul Greenberg
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
NR     2001     0hr 29min

Created by Steve Oedekerk, the writer of The Nutty Professor, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and Patch Adams, this hilarious "thumbation" spoof features reluctant hero Loke Groundrunner and his tasty companion, Princess Bu...  more »

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Actors: Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo, Andrea Fears, David Floyd, Paul Greenberg
Genres: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/16/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1999
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 0hr 29min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Judith K. (heyjude) from EAST FALMOUTH, MA
Reviewed on 6/18/2010...
very funny and entertaining a comedy that that never gets old!
Aimee M. (AimeeM)
Reviewed on 4/19/2008...
Cheesey, Stupid, but occasionally funny.
The movie is about a half hour long, but if you like Star Wars, and you like Spoofs of Star Wars, it is worth watching at least once.

There is some adult humor, some homosexual content, etc. But of course they are thumbs, so it doesn't get graphic.

Movie Reviews

Too Funny for Words!!!!
M. Sharples | 09/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't tell you how funny the entire Thumb series is. I had originally rented the double feature DVD ThumbWars/Thumbtanic at Blockbuster with my then 9 yr old son. I laughed so hard that I almost pee'd my pants!!! We were at Best Buys shortly thereafter, saw the entire boxed set and bought it on the spot. Steve Oedekerk is one funny guy!

ThumbWars - The Phantom Cuticle was originally released as simply Thumb Wars. It is a parady of the orginal Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back movies. And an extremely GOOD parody at that - far superior to Mel Brooks' boring SpaceBalls. Apparently with all the hype and hoopla that surounded the release of Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Steve Oedekerk decided to cash in and re-released Thumb Wars as 'The Phantom Cuticle." Be advised ... if you purchase the box set of Thumb movies you will already get this movie as it was originally titled.

If you are in need of a good hard belly laugh, pick up ANY of the Thumb movies and prepare to be running back and forth to the bathroom!!!! May the Tumb be with yooooooou.............."
Touch your tongue to mine.. to make it all official...
Ryan M. Sullivan | Scottsdale, AZ United States | 11/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I downloaded this movie off of a file sharing service and simply HAD to buy the dvd. If you're of the dilbert style generation where sarcasm and dry humor truly appeal to you.. ThumbWars will definately get a belly laugh out of you. One MUST be familiar with the star wars movie series.. if you're not, you simply won't get it. The thumb that plays Chewy's role (named Crunchy) is by far my favorite character.. His disturbing mouth and sharp black nail along with his growling n such are just too perfect. As far as parodies go, this is simply the best sci-fi one I've ever seen.. And with "The Blair Thumb", "Thumbtanic", and "Thumbatrix" in the blocks for future releases, I see a constantly growing library of spoofs promising to keep us all in stitches. Buy this dvd!"
Its Thumb-tastic
M. Sharples | 09/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle premiered on UPN, it was the best show the network ran. Unfortunately not everyone got a chance to see it. This will change now.What is so great about Thumbwars and what makes it the best spoof of the Star Wars(tm)(c)(etc) Saga is that it takes the series as a whole, finds its faults and then exploits them, to point out that, hey, yeah, Luke kinda was a whiner, maybe the fact that Obi Wan, coming back to speak to Luke was kinda "creepy," from a certain point of view, Man the Princess could have been a comercial for Cinnabon. Basically it takes something that we love, and tells us what we already knew. But most importanly, it makes us laugh at it.Filled with great voicing and great dialogue, allow the viewer to just sit back and enjoy the sheer silliness of thumbs as our heroes, from Loke Groundrunner to Hand Duet to Princess Bunhead.
The Special Effects in the show arent all that bad either, in fact, the attack on the thumbstar scene is pretty impressive, from a tv/special point of view.Needless to say, if you're a Star Wars Fan(or even if you hate it), you'll probably love this spoof. Its story comes from the classic trilogy(the show premiered a few weeks prior to the release of Episode I) and it reflects the creators and directors acknowledgement of the cult and pop culture status of Star Wars.
It also shows that they know where to look for really good comic material.On October 16th, If you pick up the Episode I, DVD, pick up Thumb Wars which will be released on the same day. Its well worth the price.So whether join the Thumbellion or turn to the nail-side of the thumb and join the Thumbpire, Just pick up this dvd or video. [....]"