Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Morons From Outer Space (1985) answers the question, "What if the aliens are just like us, but dumber?"
A group of what appear to be working-class Brits, albeit from the planet Blob, crash-land on the M1 freeway in England and the authorities have a hell of a time figuring them out.
Meanwhile, Bernard, the fourth member of the crew, and thoughtlessly marooned in deep space, winds up in a national forest in Arizona.
The aliens become a pop phenomenon, and the world is never the same.
I got this from NetFlix expecting some straight-to-video disaster. Imagine my surprise when this turned out to be a clever, witty little film.
Nothing terribly brainy, mind you. Plenty of locker room humor, and slapstick.
But this film is so unpretentious I can't help but like it.