Spaceballs (1987)

Rating: **
Cast: Mel Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy, Joan Rivers, Rick Moranis, John Hurt

A spoof of "Star Wars" (1977), this wacky comedy features some great funny moments and some awesome special effects. Unfortunately, these are tempered with some weak comedy and lame special effects, but for the most part the film is enjoyable and entertaining. For me, the real money shot in the film is when John Hurt from "Alien" (1979) has yet another alien rip through his chest, skitter across the table, and proceed to start singing and dancing.