Starcrash (1978) Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, David Hasselhoff Movie Review

Starcrash (1978)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Starcrash (1978)


Galactic smugglers, Stella Star and Akton are fleeing from the authorities when they come across a castaway. It turns out the man they rescued had been on a top secret mission to destroy a new limitless weapon so vast it would take a whole planet to disguise it designed by the evil Count Zarth Arn. Stella and Akton soon come to the attention of the Emperor of the Galaxy who not only wants them to complete the mission but rescue his son who in the midst of all the trouble has gone missing.

Do you remember being a child where you would play make believe and let your imagination run riot, filled with ideas from what you read and watched but where anything was possible no matter how ridiculousness it might have seemed to grown ups? If so then "Starcrash" will make you think back to those times and you might even question whether this was written by an adult who decided to watch his children playing make believe. As such when you have Stella Star sentenced to spend life mining in a semi-bondage style bikini it is as utterly ridiculous as it sounds as does the fact she manages to escape and ends up carrying the most ridiculous weapon ever.

The thing is that I could go on and try and review "Starcrash" but it would be a pretty pointless exercise as this movie's pleasure is in all the ridiculous ideas which suddenly get thrown in without a care as to whether they are close to being believable. As the same time the enjoyment is also watching Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer and David Hasselhoff hamming it up whilst dealing with bad props and even worse special effects.

What this all boils down to is that "Starcrash" is a bad movie but it is also one enjoyably bad movie with everything about it being ridiculous but entertaining for being so ridiculous.