Wednesday, May 28, 2014
A Three Clowns
If nothing else, depending on your perspective, there's a nice play on words as the Stooges go to apply for a job as "sailors" on a ship. Spaceship, that is. Astronaut (or astro-man) might not have been a household word at that point, and the Stooges weren't too big on etymological trailblazing. Anyway, to smooth things along, we learn that the guy preparing to go into space has had trouble finding willing applicants, so this time he won't tell the Stooges anything until it's too late. Good writing!
Moe gets in a sly joke. As with most of these space adventures, and so they don't have to wear the spacesuits all the time, the professor's daughter declares that the planet Sunev (or Venus backwards... get it?) has an atmosphere much like earth. "Smog!" says Moe cheerfully. And as with most of these low budget space adventures, the Stooges run afoul of alien Amazon women. And cannibals to boot. So these alien cannibal Amazon women are just about to make a feast of the Stooges, until something even more primal comes along. The Stooges escape and it's back to earth they go.
I won't spoil the ending to this one, mostly because I want to parcel out the suffering. You must suffer as I have suffered, but I will say that it kinda negates everything that came before. The Stooges don't do it often, just with the occasional remake. The point is they get to get all dressed up and look like human beings, for God's sake. Hopefully not for too long, though.
Good double bill with: A Grand Day Out. (YouTube)
-so sayeth The Movie Hooligan