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LORD ZEDD'S MOVIES

THE ICE PIRATES (1984)

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Directed By:
Stewart Raffill

Starring:
Robert Urich, Mary Crosby, Michael D. Roberts, Anjelica Huston, John Matuszak, Ron Perlman, John Carradine, Natalie Core and Bruce Vilanch as Wendon

Rated PG
Genre: Sci-Fi/Comedy
Format Used: Netflix DVD
Contains: Mild Language, Graphic Violence, Sexual Content, Drug Use

THE PLOT:

In a universe where water is more valuable then gold and is transported through space in the form of ice, a brave band of pirates battle the oppression of an evil empire to relive them of that ice and sell it at a tidy profit to the people!

But an alien Princess may hold the key to the ultimate water price, a whole planet full of water and the empire will do anything to get it.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

I saw this movie when I was a kid and fell in love with way back when and still love this movie. The humor, the effects, the story, the action are all just perfect. Now don't get me wrong, it's not a perfect movie. There are some minor taste issues that must be addressed like the gross space herpe monster. Really gross and the ooze trail let behind is also gross. But the story works, the cast is perfect and the effects are wonderful. Mel Brooks might have created Spaceballs, but it wasn't the first parody on the space opera, that honor will always go to The Ice Pirates! So to conclude this review glowing with positive raves I must give the movie 9 STARS.

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I agree again, twice in one day, what are the odds? Anyway, Ice Pirates is a great movie, also agree that the space herpe seemed tacked on because that was the big buzz thing going around at the time. But still 9 STARS.

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ STORY (The story works.)
+ CAST (The cast does a great job.)
+ ACTING (The acting is wonderful.)
+ HUMOR (For the most part, pretty funny.)
+ EFFECTS (Incredible effects considering the time.)

AND FINALLY....

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- SPACE HERPE (It seemed tacked on and is kind of gross.)

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