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Monarch of the Moon (2005)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 2006 (USA)
This is the battle to end all battles and pulse-pounding World War II action and intergalactic intrigue! Defending freedom and democracy is the incredible Yellow Jacket, Army fighter pilot ... See full summary »

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Richard Lowry (as Rico Lowry)

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Chris Patton (story), Richard Lowry (screenwriter) (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Blane Wheatley Blane Wheatley ... Cal / Yellow Jacket
Monica Himmel ... Sally / Maxine (as Monica Himmelheber)
Brent Moss Brent Moss ... Benny
Kimberly Page ... Dragonfly
Will MacMillan ... Col. Slate
Penny Vital ... Sabula (as Penny Drake)
David Boller ... Hans
Kyle Vogt Kyle Vogt ... Vernon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Clink Robert Clink ... Zahi
Winston Earle Winston Earle ... Monarch
Jacob Gray ... Japanese Submarine Captain / Rookie FBI Agent / JapBot
Kyle Kaplan ... Randy
Mike Kimmel ... General Donleavy
Josiah D. Lee ... Navigator
Kenzo Lee ... Emperor Hirohito
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This is the battle to end all battles and pulse-pounding World War II action and intergalactic intrigue! Defending freedom and democracy is the incredible Yellow Jacket, Army fighter pilot turned winged superhero, now leading America's charge against Evil! He must battle the deliciously deadly DRAGON FLY and her JAPBOTS, outsmart an infamous Nazi scientist and destroy the demonic DOOMSDAY RAY! Then Yellow Jacket and his team make a startling discovery and must launch themselves into space where they confront the power-mad MONARCH OF THE MOON! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Not Rated
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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A great spoof of the 1940's serials
29 January 2007 | by Timelord-6See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much when I started to view Monarch of the Moon, I am a fan of the classic serials of the 1940's & 1950's so I thought I'd give it a try.

I mean how good could it be for a low budget film? ...as it turns out very good indeed. True it had a low budget ($75,000), but the acting, writing, and even the effects added up to a great film.

Our hero Cal (AKA The Yellowjacket), an army fighter pilot who, while captured and tested on by the Nazis, gained the super power to communicate with yellow jackets. A power that the government now uses on secret missions. Cal along with his team (the scientist, an air head of a secretary, his alcoholic pilot buddy, and the boy scout) must stop the axis powers from destroying America. Oh yes, the axis powers have forged an alliance with The Monarch of the Moon, who supplies them with advanced technology.

I'd have to say that my favorite character was Cal's arch-nemesis: The Dragonfly. As with all Asian bad guys that appeared in the old serials she is played by a caucasian actress, Kimberly Page, who nails the character. Very exotic and very evil. The included commentary track tells how the director wanted her to play the character straight, no humor at all, while the other actors play very over-the-top. This combination works very well, and The Dragonfly comes out as the most remembered character.

The DVD set includes the original version of the film, along with a black & white version (for us purists out there), and a commentary track. The 2nd DVD is the teams first film "Destination Mars!".


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