Space Balls Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Space Balls

In this parody of Star Wars and Star Trek, Lone Star and his co-pilot Barf rescue Princess Vespa from the evil Dark Helmet. Dark Helmet then chases in pursuit. Dark Helmet needs this princess so he can hold her hostage so they can steal her home planets air supply for their planet because they have wrecked there own planet. Eventually Dark Helmet gets the princess. But with the help of yogurt and "the Schwartz" Lone Star manages to free Princess Vespa from prison and destoy Dark Helmet's Ship. In the end Vespa and Lone Star end up getting married.
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The review of this Movie prepared by John

In this childish Star Wars spoof, Mel Brooks creates an alternate universe that's nothing like the blockbuster space opera. Princess Vespa is about to marry the prince, when she decides to run away. On her way, the Spaceballs (lead by the evil Dark Helmet) catches her ship. Her father then calls for Lone Starr and his sidekick, Barf to save her. At first, Starr can't stand her, but then he falls for her. Meanwhile, Dark Helmet starts looking for them in a vast desert, and the gang between Yogurt, who tells Starr "May the Schwartz be with You." This comedy does a lot in the comedy area, and in the beginning, you will laugh but then becomes tiring. Near the end of it, I was getting a bit tired of Spaceballs.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison

In 1987 Mel Brooks belatedly issued this parody of the "Star Wars" films, with Bill Pullman as "Lone Star, Space Bum" (the Han Solo equivalent), John Candy made up as his copilot "Barf the Mog," and Daphne Zuniga as Princess Vespa. Her father King Roland of the planet Druidia wants to marry her off to Prince Valium, but she is kidnapped by the evil race of the spaceballs, whose own planet is running out of air and who hold her for the ransom of all Druidia's oxygen. Rick Moranis is hilarious as a pint-sized version of Darth Vader ("Lord Dark Helmet"), and Brooks appears as both President Skroob and the planetary philosopher Yogurt. Other cameos include John Hurt, Joan Rivers as the voice of the robot Dot Matrix, and Dom DeLuise voicing "Pizza the Hut." This parody is only fitfully funny, so don't expect the greatest in humor.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

This is a hillarious parody of the Star Wars Trilogy in which the Luke/Han character, Lone Star must rescue a captured Princess while fighting against the evil Space Balls.
The review of this Movie prepared by Steph Swanger

Lone star must save princess Vespa from the evil space balls who intend to take all the air out of her planet because they've used all of their own air.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jasmine Burns

This movie takes the plot fom the first Star Wars movie, Episode 4, and makes a big joke out of it.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bret A. Z. (Bret Zeller)

Script Analysis of Space Balls

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   near future Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   sci-fi movies Escape/Rescue?    -   escape/rescue from kidnapper(s)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   telekinesis Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment

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