aliens from the planet Blob are drifting lost in space, close
to the planet Earth. While their ostensible leader Bernard
(Mel Smith) goes out to play a zero gravity game of space
ball, Desmond (Jimmy Nail) commandeers the spacecraft and
sets off to look for a drink, leaving Bernard stranded. Down
on Earth, lowly TV journalist Graham (Griff Rhys Jones) has
been left alone in the news studio to answer the phones, and
is shocked when a report of a motorway crash comes in - aliens
have landed on the M1...
originally saw Morons From Outer Space at the cinema
when I was 14. This film is now 20 years old, having its theatrical
release in 1984 and I must admit I was a little apprehensive
about rewatching it.
story is simple, four aliens are stranded on Earth. Three
of them are discovered and become an over night phenomena
- releasing singles of truly awful music, designing their
own brand of beer and taking part in every chat show going.
The remaining member of the crew, who is the only one who
has the slightest bit of intelligence, manages to get separated
from his group and wanders around trying to find the other
three members of his species.
sad fact is that this movie has dated - and very badly. While
there are still plenty of jokes that work as well now as they
did 20 years ago, the majority of them don't work that well
to begin with. Anyone under the age of 12 will probably love
this, but adults may find it a bit of a yawn.
it wasn't for the fact that Smith and
Rhys Jones are in it, this would have been a lot worse than
are no extras of any description on this release, which is
a shame. An audio commentary would have been welcomed, and
there must have been some deleted scenes that could have been
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