Having had a barrel of laughs from my previous dive into 1992 Comedy with Stay Tuned another 1992 Comedy found it's way into my Netflix queue:
Mom and Dad Save the World
With Greg Beeman (Executive Producer of Heroes and Smallville) Directing and a cast including Teri Garr, Jeffrey Jones, and Jon Lovitz I had high hopes for this movie.
Those hopes were instantly dashed in the face by the hard 2x4 of reality within the first five minutes of the film.
The alien Todd (played by Lovitz) starts out in kind of a Marvin the Martian role. He's recently conquered a planet populated by idiots and humaniod co-habitating Pitbulls and Goldfish.
Hot on the heels of his latest conquest Todd now wants to blow up planet earth. Why? It's bigger than his planet. While targeting earth for destruction he spots in his telescope Marge Nelson (Teri Garr) and it's love at first sight. He promptly postpones the destruction of Earth long enough to bring Marge and her husband Dick (Jeffrey Jones) to his planet via a tractor beam so he can convince Marge to be his bride.
Now I know some of you may be thinking "That sounds like some hysterically funny shit!" Oh how I wish you were right. The cast acts their heart out, they really do. But nothing can save the ridiculously chosen camera angles, awkward script, shotty editing, and set designs that look like a second graders failed paper mache art project.
I fear that by writing how awful this movie is, I may inadvertently encourage connoissuers of bad movies to watch. Trust me this is not one of those movies that is so bad it's actually good.
There are a small handfuls of legitimate laughs to be had but to be honest you will likely be asleep by the time those moments come.
In case I haven't been clear enough let me make this simple. This movie is one of the worst films I have seen in my 32 year lifespan and its 4.7/10 rating on IMDB is way too generous.
I give it a negative 2.