It is impossible to hate the image of a singing man-eating plant from space. A great musical update of the lowbudget cult movie which is filled with catchy songs. Steve Martin does one of his greatest roles as "I am your (sadistic) dentist" and Rick Morranis has never been a better leading man than here. It is even possible to watch a happy ending or the more darker "director's cut" where everyone dies.
A laugh riot that uses its musical element to go deeper into specific details in its plot, story, and characters. This remake betters the corny, aw-shucks humor of the Corman original in every possible way. There's not much meat to its dramatic narrative-- sans the musical scenes, it would be much shorter-- and its heart is purely in entertainment and tried-n'-true formulas, but it's everything 1960 should've been.
director's cut--- Adaptation of the stage musical by Menken and Ashman which in turn was based on the original 'B' flick by Roger Corman is a masterful creation mainly by keeping the play's number one visual effect...Ellen Greene. Song score is magnificent as are the physical effects created by Richard Conway and company. Performances are just fantastic especially Greene, Martin and a short turn by Bill Murray.