I know everyone tends to get nostalgic over The Last Holloween; it aired back when I was a kid too. A recent viewing of this film revealed the sad truth: things from your childhood are generally awful.
It's not even worthwhile to bother with the plot. This thing is over in 20 minutes, with 15 additional minutes devoted to Mars candy advertisements. The film follows two ugly moppets who are still bemoaning the untimely death of their mother several years ago. Life sure sucks for these two. Dad's candy factory, which employs the entire town (!), has gone belly up due to the mysterious disappearance of the lake (plot point). Meanwhile, Rhea Pearlman and Richard Moll earn their 50 dollars by playing a batty old hag and her retarded henchmen, respectively, and their lame plot to find the elixir of eternal youth by sucking out bug extract provides the film with its climatic action scene. Geez, I hope someone can stop those madmen. Perhaps....a couple of CGI Martians??? A couple of cutesy Martians crash land on earth. Their mission? Get Kobi, a beloved substance whose supply has lone been depleted. The cute children decide to help out the aliens and, after about 2 minutes of thinking, figure out what Kobi is. I don't want to spoil anything for the five of you who may actually want to watch this film, but let's just say that arriving on Halloween night proves to be a boon for those dumb aliens. Oh, and this was sponsored by the Mars corporation.
That's pretty much the plot. At 22 minutes or so, the film barely even registers, which is probably why most people don't even remember it. However, for fans of god-awful special effects, the aliens are well worth a look. As fake as Gollum might look in Lord of the Rings, he's a model of Realism compared to these fellas. Geez...
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