Space Cop is the story of a cop from the future of space who travels back in time to the present and is teamed up with a cop from the past who is unfrozen in the present. Together, they must defeat evil aliens with a sinister plan.
Though Mr. Plinkett's reviews of The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones are not to be missed, this one is the best. Not only does Plinkett dive deep into why these movies are examples of the greatest flaws of modern Hollywood movie-making with their emphasis on computer-generated spectacle at the expense of plot and character.
The best part of the review is Plinkett's criticism of how these films make Darth Vader the centerpiece of the whole six-film saga, depicting him as a sort of "space Jesus" only because of how iconic the character is in the real world and not necessarily because of how important he is in the films' universe, where he is only "part of a larger story" and not the center piece.
Unlike others, I always thought Mr. Plinkett's monotone voice was rather comical and it's really not so bad. The subplot with the prostitute Nadine feels a little needless, but that's about the only flaw with these reviews. I get the feeling film buffs will enjoy this the most. For those like me who found themselves sorely disappointed with the prequel trilogy, this will prove cathartic.
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