In the year 1980 the Earth is threatened by an alien race who kidnap and kill humans and use them for body parts. A highly secret military organization is set up in the hope of defending ... See full summary »
Crass sexist British humour made on the ultra cheap - otherwise ok
Roy "Chubby" Brown is a fat sexist pig living in squalor in the North East of England with a cartoon wife; therefore male-fantasy female aliens decide to teach him a lesson by beaming him up for a spot of poetic justice.
The watch word here is cheap: cheap laughs, cheap thrills, cheap jokes and even the spaceship looks like it was knocked together from 200 pounds of MFI corrugated iron! Given that the lead is a stand up comic considered too blue for TV our lead gives his gags straight to camera as if on-stage (example, how to make a Middlesbrough Omelette: "First steal two eggs...."). Visual gags are mostly of the toilet variety and at one stage a toilet is actually flush over Brown for him to spit out.
Brown himself seems happy to be a sad I-don't-care cartoon, often stripping to reveal his grossly overweight body; although he seems fussy about revealing his bald head which he hides with a flying helmet (why - don't ask me!) Women take their clothes of whenever the things lag and given the quality of material this is quite often. At several stages it seems to have nothing to do with what might be considered - for want of a more apt description - the plot.
While it is silly enough for late night TV after one beer too many, it is a shame that the script wasn't thrown to a few schoolboys for pointers as to how it could be improved...
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