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Spaceballs Lives Again? !

Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 5:22pm

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Mel Brooks is apparently writing a Spaceballs sequel and is writing himself back into it. Long live the Schwartz!

http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=18513

- Hope its ture, hehe confused
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 5:50pm

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this will KICKASS even if its like a minute long and nothing happens.


it's SPACEBALLS THE SEQUEL: The Search for More Money.
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 9:20pm

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lol, now thats funny.
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 9:21pm

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Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 9:26pm

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WHAT!!! you went over my helmet?

Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 9:32pm

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We'd be watching it now if those "Instant Casettes" had worked out....
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 9:33pm

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Not really over, more to the side.
Posted: Tue, 11th Jan 2005, 10:01pm

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I loved the original Spaceballs... nothing like a Mel Brooks film headlined by a couple of fellow Canucks...

However I am worried what they will do with no John Candy...

And if I'm correct most of (if not all) of Mel Brooks have ended with the possibility of a sequel... now we will see a sequel... what does that mean for the Mel Brooks legacy?

Bah-- if anyone can pull out new ideas, or old new ideas, or hell just another movie with the "Walk this way" Mel Brooks can.

Should be interesting!
Posted: Wed, 12th Jan 2005, 9:29pm

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Spaceballs was TERRIBLE! He hasn't made a good movie since "Life Stinks" ....

I knew I'd fogotten something in the "Worst Film You've Ever Seen" thread ... Robin Hood, Men In &^%$"£ing Tights ....
Posted: Wed, 12th Jan 2005, 9:49pm

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you obviously have no sense of homour
Posted: Fri, 14th Jan 2005, 9:17pm

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"whats the problem?"

"It's mega-maide, she's gone from suck to blow!"

Ha, just joking. I love all Mel Brookes movies. But I doubt this is the truth.
Posted: Fri, 14th Jan 2005, 11:02pm

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I have no sense of humour? Au contraire. I've just spent my evening performing. making a theatre audience laugh with a script I'd written, and at no point did I have to stood to the Merry Rapping $$%£^£ing Men of Sherwood ....
Posted: Fri, 14th Jan 2005, 11:13pm

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stqagehanduk wrote:

I have no sense of humour? Au contraire. I've just spent my evening performing. making a theatre audience laugh with a script I'd written, and at no point did I have to stood to the Merry Rapping $$%£^£ing Men of Sherwood ....
then you made the audience miss out one some very good comedy.

you are an evil person, sir. razz
Posted: Sat, 15th Jan 2005, 3:30pm

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cinemafreak wrote:

I doubt this is the truth.
Me too. But we all (?) hope it is true...
Posted: Wed, 19th Jan 2005, 8:44pm

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Spaceballs has always been a favourite in my family! I've always intended on getting the DVD but my VHS is still going strong biggrin

I'd welcome a sequel I suppose, but Mel Brooks must be getting a bit old now? And no John Candy. Would Bill Pullman return?

Bah, might as well give it a shot! Bring it on!
Posted: Thu, 20th Jan 2005, 5:06pm

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Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the Spaceballs movie is a no go, it'll be a frigging Animatated Cartoon with his doing the voice of Yogurt. *sigh*

http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/display.cgi?id=19177
Posted: Thu, 20th Jan 2005, 5:12pm

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NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

mad
Posted: Thu, 20th Jan 2005, 7:46pm

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a Mel Brooks LOTR movie......fried gold
Posted: Thu, 20th Jan 2005, 9:13pm

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Sweet Jesus, no.
Posted: Fri, 21st Jan 2005, 10:35pm

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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww unsure
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jan 2005, 11:54am

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well. lets make our own space balls sequel biggrin
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jan 2005, 12:11pm

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Spaceballs sucked on the whole, it had a few amusing parts and that's it.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jan 2005, 2:50pm

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Thank you! A sane man! Changing the Force to the Schwatz is funny if you're fourteen ... which, come to think of it, a lot of fxhomers seem to be ...
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 12:41am

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stqagehanduk wrote:

Thank you! A sane man! Changing the Force to the Schwatz is funny if you're fourteen ... which, come to think of it, a lot of fxhomers seem to be ...
Yeah, a few parts were genuinely amusing, but for the most part I found it almost unbearable to watch. Many jokes were extremely cliche' and just torturous.
I got a -1 for saying Space Balls sucked, amusing. Maybe if I'd said Star Wars sucked I'd deserve a -1, but spaceballs? Come on...
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 12:45am

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Yes, I love Mel Brooks and his other films, but spaceballs was not my favorite, infact, I do not like it much at all.
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 1:00am

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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

Many jokes were extremely cliche'
Well of course they are now...the film is what? 20 years old?

I've seen Scarface ripped of a jillion times before actually watching the real film...and when I did...i thought it was quite bad BECAUSE ive seen it done so many times by then.
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 1:04am

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Cypher wrote:

Hybrid-Halo wrote:

Many jokes were extremely cliche'
Well of course they are now...the film is what? 20 years old?

I've seen Scarface ripped of a jillion times before actually watching the real film...and when I did...i thought it was quite bad BECAUSE ive seen it done so many times by then.
You can't compare Spaceballs to Scarface smile
Maybe 20 years it was great, but I'd have been 1 year old back then... so maybe I'd have been young enough to find the jokes amusing. razz

A good movie always remains a good movie, regardless of its age. Even watching Star Wars as a modern movie and seeing the bad acting and cheesey lines. I still love it. Spaceballs is a movie that for me personally was never all that great and certainly didn't withstand the test of time.
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 1:08am

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A well done joke doesn't age - The Producers is still brilliant, as is To Be Or Not To Be or Young Frankenstein. The problem with Spaceballs is that the jokes hinge solely on teh fact that its's a bit like Star Wars, and that's just lame. You don't have to have seen the original Frankenstein to get Young Frankenstein. It's the difference between crude parody and pastiche ...
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 1:10am

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Okay, you didn't enjoy it, so thumbs up to you.

I love spaceballs and disagree that it didn't stand the time or wahtever. in fact, the movie is behind me right now and I watched it just a few weeks ago and still was laughing.

and it's very possible i may watch it again very soon.
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 1:11am

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stqagehanduk wrote:

A well done joke doesn't age - The Producers is still brilliant, as is To Be Or Not To Be or Young Frankenstein. The problem with Spaceballs is that the jokes hinge solely on teh fact that its's a bit like Star Wars, and that's just lame. You don't have to have seen the original Frankenstein to get Young Frankenstein. It's the difference between crude parody and pastiche ...
YES. And I think the only reason it's so loved somehow, is because it's really the only Star Wars Homage Movie. And people's love for star wars spread to films that humour it.
Something which Team America does a couple of times smile
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 1:27am

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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

stqagehanduk wrote:

A well done joke doesn't age - The Producers is still brilliant, as is To Be Or Not To Be or Young Frankenstein. The problem with Spaceballs is that the jokes hinge solely on teh fact that its's a bit like Star Wars, and that's just lame. You don't have to have seen the original Frankenstein to get Young Frankenstein. It's the difference between crude parody and pastiche ...
YES. And I think the only reason it's so loved somehow, is because it's really the only Star Wars Homage Movie. And people's love for star wars spread to films that humour it.
Something which Team America does a couple of times smile
Or maybe you're just trying to find a reason to discredit the others' general liking of Spaceballs. smile I didn't think it was anything terribly special, but it wasn't dreadful. Plus, to make a good sequel, they'd need John Candy. And he's........well.........you know. It's like now, Hybrid, how EVERYBODY comments/mimics Napoleon Dynamite lines, and say: "It's so original and out there. Thats what makes it great (funny)." But, hey, in 5 years it'll be the most cliched humour anywhere, and everbody'll be like, "that comedy/humor is so dry and dated, and rely on other things too much."
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 1:33am

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Napoleon Dynamite was rubbish though, Evmans movie made me laugh more.
razz

I'm not so much trying to discredit peoples reasons for liking it, rather than stating my own analysis of the movie and thoughts as to why it is viewed by some as a cult movie. I thought it was obvious that I'm only speaking for myself and my opinion as a pose to stating solid factual evidence.

A comedy has to be more than out there to gain my critical acclaim, it has to be genuinely funny and though I laughed at a few parts and ideas of Spaceballs that were funny, as a movie I found it lacking.

I don't see what's wrong with that.
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 2:00am

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I don't think that cliche argument holds true at all. However imitated something may be, if it is truthful and well done (Shakespeare as an extreme example) it stands the test of time. If it is empty and facile (Spaceballs, anyone?) it does not.

Genuine humour comes from character and situation and has something to say about people - we laugh because it's true. Life of Bran doesn't date because it says things that are fundamentally true about people and their weaknesses. Spaceballs does date because jokes about Star Wars and giant hoovers and Mel Brook's tired Jewish camp only get more hollow the more often you see them.

I don't see any problem with being able to justify my dislike of the movie. You can like it as much as you want, but that doesn't make it a good film .... still, it's better than Robin Hood: Men In Tights ....
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 2:28am

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so you're saying Scarface really IS terrible?
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 3:49am

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Cypher wrote:

so you're saying Scarface really IS terrible?
That evil wolf from the Animals of Farthing wood or the movie? smile

If you're allowed to be difficult, so am I.
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 8:43am

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haha

and with that, im going to sleep.
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2005, 9:39am

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I can't comment on Scarface, which unfortunately I haven't seen. I CAN comment on Spaceballs, which unfortunately I have.