Spaceballs (1987)

(Third viewing, On DVD, June 2002) Hmmm. Even though I had rather good memories of Spaceballs, seeing the film once again somehow wasn’t the same thing as before. Hey, make no mistake; it’s still a pretty funny film, an amusing take-off on those seventies SF movies. But whether it’s familiarity or incipient maturity, some of the gags just seemed… lame. This DVD version doesn’t add much: The making-of is mildly interesting, but even if Mel Brook’s audio commentary is constantly amusing, it’s also kind of boring. Maybe I just need to shelve this one for a few years and see how well it fares once I’ve forgotten most of it.

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