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Yes this is tasteless, crude and vulgar...but then what else should one expect from a sex-comedy sci-fi spoof. While this is also rather silly and stupid, I have to say though that this film is nonetheless very well made with some very cool and fun stop-motion fx and some neat little jokes at Star Wars expense...certainly it's much better(and funnier) than many of the sex comedy farces that get released nowadays.
The original Flesh Gordon was a silly, campy take off on Flash Gordon and
his serial compatriots. Flesh 1 was sophomoric to be sure, but the humour
did work and the film is very entertaining. Not so the long delayed sequel
that I recently purchased on DVD. As soon as I find a store that buys used
DVDs, I will unload this piece of garbage. The director claimed that
"political correctness" is what held the film's release up. After veiwing
I feel that it was shelved for so long due to the fact that it stinks, big
time! The comedy in Flesh 2 is in such bad taste that it is not funny at
all, it's just gross and offensive. It's all down hill after a promising
"film within a film" opening, which itself is ruined by the antics of "King
Dong" (bet the screen writers spent hours coming upon with that one).
Speaking of bad comedy, I have to mention the Turd people, yes, Turd
I feel really sorry for the folks playing these characters. I doubt that
they put this film on their resumes. Mr. Hanky it's not. And couldn't they
have cast better looking women in the parts of the Cosmic Cheerleaders? The
ladies on view in these roles are dogs! And one is supposed to be an ex
Playmate. I guess Heffner is going blind in his old age. At least the girl
playing Dale is attractive as are the ladies in the opening sequence. The
new guy playing Flesh was obviously chosen for his body rather than acting
skills, which are nill. Another major problem is that the film has no sense
of pace whatsoever. Even thought it's fairly short at 100 minutes or so,
film really drags and after awhile you wonder if it will ever end. This is
what they made fast forward for.
The only nice touch is the return of the guy who played Wang the Perverted in the first film. And that's it. Please do not waste your time or money on this peice of dreck. It simply is one of the worst.
Inspired genius, the film is almost as funny as watching those who can't
take it, walk out of the cinema in disgust.
One for a midnight showing after four or five beers and you must see it
a girl on a first date, she'll love it.
When will we get a third?
Have you noticed how many sequels are in any list of worst movies, or in video clearance sales? Well, this is one of those films that gives sequels a bad name. Unlike the original, which featured some interesting eye candy among hilarious jokes, this fails miserably both as comedy and porn, being unsexy (not to mention tacky) and unfunny. The kindest thing I can say about this film is that it's ultimately forgettable.
Possessing a sense of humor that can be generously described as "infantile", performances so frantic they may give you a headache, and special effects that are mostly obvious miniatures, this abomination plumbs the depths of tastelessness and stupidity like few films you'll ever see. So it has a certain curiosity value. But neither that, nor the large amount of T&A, are justifiable excuses for any rating higher than....0.5 out of 4 stars.
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First I wanted to comment this film with only one word: BULLSH!T... but then I decided to write a warning for all those who haven´t seen it yet to avoid it at all cost! I loved Howard Ziehm´s great original from 1972, which is an undisputed classic of sleazy cinema in my eyes, but this nasty sequel is only extremely boring, extremely stupid and extremely disgusting! Some scenes are really alright like the take in the G-Spot Café, however too many stuff in this film makes you ask yourself with you´re wasting your precious time on such a load of rubbish! The anti-climax is when a nutty professor and a dumb chick flight with their spaceship through a field of farting (!!!) meteors or title hero Flesh Gordon gets attacked by feces-monsters... Can it be worser?!? Tough task I think! Costumes (What costumes?!?) and special F/X are so miserable that every Troma-production looks like a Jerry Bruckheimer-film in comparison! If you want to see Melissa Mound´s boobs buy a Hot Score magazine instead! "Flesh Gordon 2" is a cheek!!!
I saw the movie at a Midnight Show.what a mistake that was.this is so unfunny.This movie was made about 15 years too late.The movie is cheap tacky but so badly done.it has nothing to redeem it.comedys are rarely this boring.1 out of 10
If you wonder where the creators of South Park get their toilet humor here is a good place to look. Flesh Gordon is sexually perverted satire of Flash Gordon. Flesh Gordon will bascially have sex with anything that is a female adult (notice I did not mention human). I thought some of the scences where Flesh and the Professor were chasing the kidnappers of the cheerleaders were funny. However parts were Flesh goes into the bowels of a planet and find giant talking feces was just plan disgusting for me. If you can take satire or crude humor do not watch this movie other wise you have been warned.
This movie is a telling example of a few elements in cinema. The first
concerns a repellent visual aspect that is smeared over the surface of films
from the eighties. The bloated, right-wing, self-indulgent mainstream
aesthetic of that decade manifested itself into ubiquitous mullet hairstyles
for men and women, glaring neon decorations and shallow production
standards. Even in the visual effects department, the original 'Flesh
Gordon' from the seventies is more advanced.
The sexual campiness of the seventies also keeled over and died not long
after the neo-conservative putsch. In this film, sexual interaction is more
likely to a slapped down cold by some frigid mongrel than allowed to
progress. And this is supposed to be softcore?
Finally, I recognized the nearby (for me) city of Vancouver B.C. during several outdoor scenes. I suspect that productions such as this one set into motion a stubborn trend of Hollywood exporting sub-standard trash to its northern cousin, forcing us to carry the burden of being an irrelevant cultural backwater. Needless to say, this film only depressed me.
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