In this comedy science fiction film, General Trius and Kevin plan to invade planet Earth but instead decide to form a folk music duo. The main character in this film is General Trius from planet Hondo, whose mission was to begin the conquering of earth. Hondo is about to be destroyed by an asteroid and its inhabitants plan to colonize earth so they will have a new home. When he discovered music, however, he was transformed and began to play and sing. Another arrival from Hondo, Kevin, is sent to kill Trius for abandoning his mission. Trius plays music for Kevin, though, and he too falls in love with the sound and forgets about his original assignment.
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Keven and Trius form a folk duo called Future Folk (which is an actual band) that plays at a trendy Brooklyn club. The audience soon starts to dress in the same outlandish red space costumes donned by the musical pair. Trius must pretend to be a normal earthling for his wife and daughter, who don't suspect his true identity. He also has a day job as a groundskeeper at a science center. Kevin and Trius arouse suspicion when they wander around the city in their space outfits and are thrown in jail, where they are forced to fight off a gang of violent convicts. Kevin develops a crush on a female police officer and follows her to a Tango dancing class.
Reinforcements from Hondo are sent to kill Trius and begin the colonization of earth. A monster dressed in black, resembling Darth Vader, attacks Trius and sets off a device that will soon wipe out life on planet earth. Trius hatches a plan to send a nuclear missile that is stored at his place of employment. The missile succeeds at destroying the asteroid, which means that Hondo no longer has a reason to invade earth so both planets are spared.
Best part of story, including ending:
I enjoyed the campy humor of this story as well as the great music played by the real life folk duo who starred in the film. There was no attempt to make the plot realistic, but the blend of comedy, science fiction and music made this an original and enjoyable movie.
Best scene in story:
My favorite scene was when General Trius begins playing music for Kevin, who has just arrived from planet Hondo. Kevin does a good job of portraying someone who is hearing music for the very first time and is completely overwhelmed with emotion. While humorous, this scene is also touching and reveals something about the power of music.
Opinion about the main character:
General Trius is a likable character who not only loves music but is dedicated to taking care of his family. He must balance many responsibilities and deal with lots of problems as he attempts to save planet earth.