Spacemen & Go-go Girls Double Feature
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What ever happened to the days of Go-go girls? Those free spirited vixens would toss free love around to anyone that had a "far out" thought in their head. Hell, Goldie Hawn never looked so good than when she was gyrating around to that groovy sound on Laugh In. While Go-go girls have taken a back seat lately to "Bootlilicious" groupies, Brett Kelly has brought them to the forefront again with his cornball ode to 50s and 60s movies Spacemen, Go-go Girls Double Feature. While overall uneven the collection still has enough cheese to bring a smile.
There are 2 shorts on the Spacemen and Go-go girl collection so let's start with the first. Spacemen, Go-Go Girls and the Meaning of Christmas is pure corniness. On the planet Uranus (is this still considered funny?) the Great Protector of Uranus (played to perfect cheese by Jody Haucke while looking like a Ming the Merciless rip-off) sends down the only two soldiers that he has to find a power source for the planet. They head down to planet Earth looking for their number one fuel source - Mistletoe. When the go-go girls see that people are being vaporized, they leave vacation early to take care of business. They save the day, and then they dance. That's really all their is to this. While very short and at the same time not deep at all, this was a pretty funny distraction. The production value was horrible, but we do get a nice rocket ship on a string scene to hearken the great days of early cinema. Now, let me explain the horrible nature of the set one minute. The great leader sits in the corner of what looks like an empty high school, and this is to be his high palace. Got it. While I'm sure this was the point, I would have loved to see some flash put into the throne room. Again, the short film was uneven with some hit or miss jokes and the go-go girls dancing went on a bit longer than needed, but it was still a nice distraction.
The second short, Spacemen, Go-go Girls and the Great Easter Hunt was quite shorter, but seemed more inspired than the first. Those same screwups from Uranus has lost their prisoner. This bunny (an actor in a rental plush Easter Bunny suit) upon landing on earth, is thought to be the Easter Bunny by a poor human. After mauling the human, the great beast decides that if he takes over the Easter Bunny then he will be able to rule to world. In come the go-go girls who get the story from the human victim. On their way to stop the beast, they run into those goofy Spacemen again. After some go-go beat down it is determined that they are all after the same thing. Now it's off to the Easter Islands, where the evil bunny has taken residence, to stop him. After a battle with the bunny's cave girl bodyguards (complete with bone clubs) the go-go girls save the day and again....dance.
Both stories quite short making them too shallow to really enjoy as individuals. As shorts they are very campy and do give off a great horrible 50s movie vibe, but again they are merely distractions. I would have also liked some more imagination put into some of the set pieces. Overall these are nice if you and the misses are going out that night. These are shorts that you can toss in while the misses gets ready and by the time you watch both, it should be time to head out the door. I have to say that after this and My Dead Girlfriend I am starting to look forward to what Brett Kelly comes out with. While there is not enough here to sustain a rent score, I can easily give this 2 1/2 Cans for fans of Brett Kelly or just clean, cheesy, campy fun.
Added: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
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