The evil Spaceballs have used up all their air, and see the peaceful planet Druidia as an easy target. Led by the president of planet Spaceball (Brooks) and Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis), they come up with a plan to steal their fresh air. On Druidia, Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) has run out on her wedding and ends up being kidnapped by Dark Helmet. Meanwhile, Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half man/half dog sidekick Barf (John Candy) cruise space looking for adventure. They owe a fortune to Pizza The Hutt so an offer from Vespa’s father to track her down and bring her back is just what they need. On the way they encounter the mystical Yogurt (Brooks again) who trains Lone Starr in the ways of the schwartz. —DVDactive.com
Melvin “Mel” Kaminsky (born June 28, 1926), better known by his stage name Mel Brooks, is an American film director, screenwriter, composer, lyricist, comedian, actor, and producer. He is best known as a creator of broad film farces and comic parodies. Brooks is a member of the short list of entertainers with the distinction of having won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony award. Three of his films ranked in the Top 20 on the American Film Institute’s list of the Top 100 comedy films of all-time:(Blazing Saddles, The Producers, and Young Frankenstein).
Brooks was born Melvin Kaminsky in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Kate (née Brookman), a garment worker, and Maximilian Kaminsky, a process server. Brooks and his family are Jewish; his maternal grandparents immigrated from outside Kiev in the Russian Empire and his paternal family was from Danzig in the German Empire. now in Poland. His father died of kidney disease at age 34.
As a child, Brooks was a small and sickly… read more
The jokes fall flat more often than not and the satire coming out in '87 was already about ten years late but the pic does offer a certain charm. A few good lines the best having to be 'you shot my hair'. Brooks star faded after 'High Anxiety' and 'Silent Movie' and never really returned. This one just continued the downward descent.