Silly Fun Movie
S. H. Simko | Durham, NC | 03/01/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Silly, stupid fun. Great viewing for a party. Tory Spellman in a role suited to her talent level. Unfortunately, the them song tends to stick in your head *laugh* though it is nice to hear Martha Davis again."
Susan C. Cislo | United States | 07/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a cheesy, campy cult movie. If you are looking for high art, move on. If you want a stupid laugh, it delivers. The plot is meant to be preposterous, the acting overdone. Plant-based aliens from the planet Kabij with a Napoleon complex come to Earth to behead 6 billion people in 2 1/2 days armed only with swords the size of cocktail skewers? "NOT A PROBLEM!" A commentary on mindless optimism. And it stars Sock from the TV show Reaper in a role sure to make him blush for years. My family is turning it into a sort of Rocky Horror--we invite reciting the lines and audience participation. "BOW DOWN!""
The Great and Powerful Croaker Will Crush YOU!
N. Coffin | 09/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No, not really.
This movie involves an alien race of beings who have tremendous confidence but lack competence on a mission to conquer Earth. To compound this, the transport method they use inexplicably changes them to be less effective as they travel to Southern California to begin the slaughter of Earthlings.
The jumpsuit wearing protagonists struggle to complete their task before they are punished and become entangled in small time Earth drama and social customs as time runs out. When Earth is not adequately destroyed, the Great and Powerful Croaker is sent to punish them, who promptly gets entangled in the same way. Croaker's interaction with a restaurant assistant manager are absolutely hilarious.
This movie relies on ridiculousness to be funny, but also adds a strong streak of "hint at the back story" to keep it interesting. (In the same ways that Buckaroo Banzai has little plot points to make the imagination run.) So be ready to put away highbrow expectations before sitting down to watch this."