February 7, 2011

Star Odyssey (1979)

Star Odyssey (1979)

We are going with a different format today and might be what I use from now on out if it works well. Also I'll be using this format as a test bed for a book about B-Movies that I have started working on. So bare with me here.

Today with look at one of the movies that made me what to do this blog in the first place (along with Kung Fu from Beyond the Grave) It is the 1979 Italian Star Wars rip off, Star Odyssey!

Synopsis: When Earth is sold off to the highest bidder in a space auction to an evil space lord intent on enslaving mankind, Professor Mauri must put together a crack team that includes A psychic, a robot boxer, two con-men, and a couple of always depressed robots, in order to figure out a way to save the whole world.

This movie is the last of a trilogy of Italian Sci-Fi flicks that use a lot of the same sets and costumes. The other two are Cosmos: War of the Planets, and War of the Robots. Which I'm sure we will also review here at some point in the future.

This flick is bad, but it is bad in that really great way that makes you love this movie. It's silly and you have to keep watching to see what comes next and if they can top it, and they always does. When we get the way over the top "Hollywood" (often times just called Holly) and all his crazy posing and 1930's hero act, we then see man bare knuckle boxing a robot to up the stakes over that. Then, just when you think that they couldn't do any better, we get a couple of suicidal robots who can never remember why they were trying to end it all.

Star Odyssey is the movie that keeps on giving. If you only track down one movie that you see me review on this site, let it be this one.

I'm giving this a 5 out 5 on the Chess-o-meter.

Until next time, see you on the front line.


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