Friday, July 13, 2012

Movie Review: Ice Pirates

Ice Pirates

Release:  1984

Rated:  PG

Genre:  Science Fiction, Comedy

Length:  91mins = 1hr 31mins

Recommendation:  Okay, I'm sharing a corky thing about myself. This is one of my Favorite movies, don't know if you'd like it as it's definitely '80's style and weak graphics.  But still makes me laugh.

Synopsis:
In the far future water is the most valuable substance.  Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father who disappeared when he found information dangerous to the rulers.  A real Space Opera with sword fights, explosions, fighting robots, monsters, bar fights and time warps.

My Thoughts and Summary:
This is a time of space travel and water is rare.  So rare only one planet produces expensive and valuable water and ships in ice form.  Space pirate Jason boards a ship to steal the ice cargo, and finds a beautiful princess sleeping.  He finally falls victim to his inner thoughts, and kidnaps her.  However, the pirate and his crew get captured and she, seeing something in him, helps him and his number one from becoming eunuchs,  then she takes charge having them help her find her father.  Her father is the man who is said to have found a distant dream planet full of water for everyone, that threatens the way of life and monopoly of water the current leaders have.

Yes, I'm going way back with this one.  Many might think I'm crazy bringing it up, many might not even know about this movie at all.  This is a humor space pirate movie done in the mid '80s.  What else can I say?  There are bad jokes and funny jokes.  There is a play on anything here.  The robots, the pest on board... a Space Herpe.  The classic relationships between the crew and the expected growth between the Princess and Captain.

I loved this movie years ago, and thanks to friends on Twitter helped me remember the name.  I ordered it through Netflix and got to watch this corny movie all over again.  And...I still love it!  My husband started watching it with me, and kept looking at me like I was insane.  Hey, I never admitted to it when he met me, and he should well know by now I am.  But, it ended up that the grass in dire need of cutting wore on his mind and half way through he went to cut the grass.  The old screen of the movie got to him.  That's okay, I got to enjoy an old favorite of mine in peace.

As much as I enjoy this whole movie, I love the end the best.  When they hit the time warp.  All happens here; they are attacked, unknown people make a surprising appearance, and more.  It's fun....for me anyway.

16 comments:

  1. Oh my! "Space herpes" - I had forgotten about that movie. Thanks for re-corrupting my mind! :)

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    1. LOL!! Forrest Aguirre. So glad I could re-corrupt your mind. Ha ha! I love this movie and just had to share it again with everyone. :D Thank you for commenting!

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  2. I don't think I knew this movue so thanks for the little introduction!

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    1. Oh Melliane, so glad to share this one with you. Now if you ever see it, don't hold it against me...please? LOL :D Thank you!

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  3. LOL This sounds like a good vegging movie.

    My fave spoof is Spaceballs. LOL Looks like this one would compliment it. ;D

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    1. Melissa (Books&Things) - That's exactly what this movie is great for. lol. And YES! I love Spaceballs too! LOL! Great pick, I might have to get that one soon again too. :D

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    1. LOL! Blodeuedd, it's an old goofy 1980s space opera funny movie. Just something to roll your eyes at. LOL!

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  5. You know, I think I've actually seen this --- back in the 80s! Flashback!!!

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    1. StephanieD - lol. It's a way flashback with this movie. :D Thank you!

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    2. Colonel Sandurz: Try here. Stop.
      Dark Helmet: What the hell am I looking at? When does this happen in the movie?
      Colonel Sandurz: Now. You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now, is happening now.
      Dark Helmet: What happened to then?
      Colonel Sandurz: We passed then.
      Dark Helmet: When?
      Colonel Sandurz: Just now. We're at now now.
      Dark Helmet: Go back to then.
      Colonel Sandurz: When?
      Dark Helmet: Now.
      Colonel Sandurz: Now?
      Dark Helmet: Now.
      Colonel Sandurz: I can't.
      Dark Helmet: Why?
      Colonel Sandurz: We missed it.
      Dark Helmet: When?
      Colonel Sandurz: Just now.
      Dark Helmet: When will then be now?
      Colonel Sandurz: Soon.
      Dark Helmet: How soon?

      Sorry, couldn't help myself... :D Btw, thanks for identifying this movie for me. I thought about it every so often, just couldn't remember the tile. Now I know, it's Ice Pirates! :)

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    3. LOL! That is a great scene from Spaceballs. :D Glad to have helped you out with this one as well. Thank you!

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  6. I haven't heard of this movie... might have to hunt me down a copy :)

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    1. Cherry, Oh, I hope you get a chuckle out of this one if you get to watch it. The graphics are horrible after what we have today, but I still enjoy watching it. :) Thank you!

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  7. I haven't thought of this movie in years. How frickin funny!

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    1. Ha ha! Hey Ryan, I actually got you to think of something old. :D Yeah! It's usually the other way around. :D Glad you enjoyed it.

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