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Critic Reviews for Starcrash
Heartless and sexless (despite Munro's bondage gear outfit), the drama and excitement has been sucked out of everything it's borrowed from Star Wars.
The single greatest sci-fi camp fest ever put on celluloid. This film boasts the perfect blend of goofy cheese and unhinged imagination.
... both the most ridiculous and the most irresistible of all the Star Wars knock-offs of the late seventies and eighties.
This isn't a bad movie like The Switch or Grown Ups, where even once is too much; this is the type to be savored again and again, like a patented Ed Wood mess-terpiece.
Long ago, in a low-rent Italian galaxy far, far away...
Audience Reviews for Starcrash
Well, what is there to say about the craptastic Starcrash that hasn't already been said? I just saw this from a ripped VHS and I'm so glad that I did. The experience was much better and it felt like a genuine discovery. This Italian Star Wars, which is how I like to think of it, is about as much fun as riding a mechanical bull. It's pretty dumb but damn is it enjoyable. The atrocious acting, the horrible dialogue, the bad costumes & props - just everything. And it's ALL a rip-off of Star Wars. As a matter of fact, I would go so far as to say that this is much more enjoyable than the Star Wars prequels. I also kept thinking in the back of my mind while I was watching it that it had all the trappings for a porno, and it certainly looked like one. It's too bad they didn't go that route, hmm. Marjoe Gortner is hilariously bad, as is Caroline Munro. The film seems to be billed under the appearance of a young David Hasselhoff, even though he doesn't show up until halfway through the film. Caroline Munro and Joe Spinell would go on to make the horror classic Maniac a couple of years later, leaving this film in the dust. In short, Starcrash is one of the crappiest sci-fi Z movies that you're ever likely to see.
One of the worst sci-fi movies of the decade, it stars actors who aren't usually in sci-fi movies anyway, the story is less than average, and the style is obviously taken directly from Star Wars. I'd say stay away from this one.
So this is probably one of the worst sci-fi films made haha and I don't think it was suppose to be with a cast including Christopher Plummer and David Hasselhoff. Sure they weren't big stars back then, well Plummer may have been known, but this is suppose to be a reasonably serious flick, an equal or challenge to the mighty Star Wars perhaps? maybe Plummer thought this could be his sci-fi moment of glory? alas it was not to be. The effects are terribly bad and full of inconsistant space battles, costumes are your typical nasty shiny 'Flash Gordon' camp affair, the sets are all flashy neon lights and the acting is rather below standard hehe One or two models and costumes (mainly the robot) aren't too bad and Munro in her sexy skimpy space bikini is nice but apart from that its really pretty awful.
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