Aliens land in the town of "Speelburgh" searching for the source of rock & roll. They find trouble with Dee Dee, Frankie and the pack.Aliens land in the town of "Speelburgh" searching for the source of rock & roll. They find trouble with Dee Dee, Frankie and the pack.Aliens land in the town of "Speelburgh" searching for the source of rock & roll. They find trouble with Dee Dee, Frankie and the pack.
There are so many kinds of "bad" when it comes to bad movies, and this certainly isn't the worst movie I've seen. (From what I hear, it's not Pia's worst, either.*) Except for a few moments of unintentional humor this is certainly one of the hardest films to watch that I've come across. It appears to be little more than a Pia Zadora vehicle, and that vehicle is on a collision course with a tree. No, make that a rock. A rock alien, that is.
There's a music video sequence that Pia does with Jermaine Jackson near the start of the film that has nothing to do with the plot. It's about some sort of '80s biker-gang-war thing. Man, I'm sooo glad the '80s are dead and buried. Let's make that ingredient (6), shall we? Unrelated music video sequence with the least-popular Jackson. The events in the video are never referred to again, nor do we see Jermaine Jackson again. (There's an "up" side to it after all!)
I guess the Devo-like aliens' scenes are the easiest to watch. I mean "easiest" as in "least painful". They almost steal the show when they're on. My niece loves STUVWXYZ (pronounced "Stoovix") the best. He's the dumb one. Well, actually they're ALL dumb. STUVWXYZ is the dumbest. Can you guess how the other aliens' names are spelled?
I think the producers were going for a "Grease"-in-space feel, or maybe a "West Side Story"-in-space feel. Hmm... maybe it's a little of both. The turf war between Frankie & the Pack and the aliens is decided by a battle of the bands in the little town of (ugh) Speelburgh. You'll have to watch to find out who wins!
* Those who know say "Lonely Lady" is her worst. If you expected me to say "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians", well, that one's odd enough to be tolerable once in a while.
- Nov 11, 2002