Like director John Landis' earlier Kentucky Fried Movie
, Amazon Women On The Moon
has some shining moments, and a moment or two that is less than stellar.
The film parodies are my favorites: the titular generic '50s sci-fi parody, Son of The Invisible Man
(running around naked, he only thinks
he's invisible), and the "cautionary VD film" Reckless Youth
featuring Carrie Fisher and Paul Bartel. The opening sequence and music, played as though from a straightforward disaster movie, is a pricelessly subtle gag for a movie so loaded with sight gags and injury-humor.
God help me, there is actually a film in which I was entertained by Arse(nio) Hall, Steve Guttenberg, and David Allen Grier. The whole weird sick hospital bit in which a new mother (Michelle Pfieffer!) is tormented by a lunatic doctor (Griffin Dunne) is pointless and downright ugly, but the rest of it ranges from funny enough to freaking hilarious.
--The little man trapped in your TV