|AMAZON WOMEN ON THE MOON (directors: Joe Dante/Carl Gottlieb/Peter Horton/John Landis/Robert K. Weiss; screenwriters: Michael Barrie/Jim Malholland; cinematographer: Daniel Pearl; editors: Bert Lovitt/Marshall Harvey/Malcolm Campbell/Art Alex Hajdu; music: Ira Newborn; cast: Rosanna Arquette (Karen), Ralph Bellamy (Mr. Gower), Steve Forrest (Capt. Nelson), Joey Travolta (Butch), Carrie Fisher (Mary Brown), Griffin Dunne (Doctor), Paul Bartel (Doctor), Steve Guttenberg (Jerry), Matt Adler (George), David Alan Grier (Don Simmons), Sybil Danning (Outer Space Queen), Michelle Pfeiffer (Brenda), Ed Begley Jr. (Archie Hahn Griffin), Russ Meyer (Video store clerk); Runtime: 85; MPAA Rating: R; producer: Robert K. Weiss; Universal; 1987)|
to fully work."
by Dennis Schwartz
are at least 20 irreverent comedy sketches on such
subjects as late night TV, bad oldie horror and
sci-fi movies, hospitals and sexual mores, that
range from ones that are awful to a few that are
somewhat funny. The centerpiece sketch, meant to
hold the film together with a theme, is Robert K.
Weiss' overlong parody of the sci-fi film from the
1950s, Amazon Women on the Moon.
The other participating directors include Joe
Dante, Carl Gottlieb, Peter
Horton and John Landis.
The worst vignette is the John Landis one of furniture attacking a man. The Joe Dante vignette is a mildly funny spoof about a TV show that promotes the belief that Jack the Ripper may also have been the Loch Ness monster.
The crude spoof is a sequel to Landis' "Kentucky Fried Movie." It's too inane to fully work. The ridiculous goofs on condo dwelling yuppies, tasteless commercials, computer dating and the failure of an invisibility serum to kick in, are patchy episodes cobbled together without much effort or imagination.
REVIEWED ON 10/8/2015 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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