Melvin Byrd, who dreams of being a scientist, is a Cape Kennedy "miniscule molecular particle surveillance monitor" - in short, a janitor. His job is to keep a major rocket project ... See full summary »
Melvin Byrd, who dreams of being a scientist, is a Cape Kennedy "miniscule molecular particle surveillance monitor" - in short, a janitor. His job is to keep a major rocket project completely dust-free, and this he does with his own hilariously fantastic inventions - including a literal attack on dirt by a "knight on a white horse". In his work, he meets Judy, a chimp involved in a top-secret project, which leads Melvin into the one room strictly off-limits to him. Not until he has entered the project room does Melvin learn that any man entering it will be negatively ionized - making him fly like a bird. Written by
Without a doubt the worst movie and biggest waste of time ever. Not even remotely funny, even in the campiest, most anti-comedic sense of the word. The gags and jokes are so poorly crafted that the simplest acting routines and attempts at humorous dialogue are as forced as the laughter on the Pat Robertson Show.
One thing that birds definitely wouldn't do is sit still for this nauseatingly boring crap. In fact, I met Soupy Sales(in fairness, quite a masterful comic and talented showman in his day) a few years ago and shared these very thoughts. He laughed heartily and said that he understood that several states were thinking of using the movie as a particularly excruciating form of capital punishment. After repeated forced viewings, drawing and quartering would start to sound good.
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