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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

When Interests Collide

Boy Child: "Mom, wouldn't it be great if there was a movie with the Muppets and Star Wars?"
Mother: "There is. It's called Spaceballs."
Him, incredulous: "Really? Can we get it?"

Anyone? I saw this back in the theater and not since. Is it appropriate for a five-year-old?

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7 Comments:

At 1:52 PM, Blogger Dale P. said...

Not too bad, but there are double entendres at work which give me pause.

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Milehimama said...

Spaceballs doesn't have Muppets in it, but it has "adult themes" such as a running joke about a chastity belt, a phallic shaped space shuttle, etc. My husband thinks it's hilarious, but I've lived to regret the few bits my kids have seen because they quote it sometimes...grr.

This might be helpful:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094012/parentalguide

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Thanks, Milehimama. That's exactly what I was looking for.

I know it doesn't have the Muppets, but I think it has some of the same kind of silliness. They'll still be waiting for it, though.

 
At 8:17 AM, Anonymous astorian said...

"Spaceballs" is basically a Mad Magazine "Star Wars" parody stretched out to 90 minutes. Occasionally amusing, but it goes on way too long. (What's funny for 4 pages in a comic book isn't necessarily funny for an hour and a half.)

Obscene? Nah. But a lot of the jokes are on the vulgar/naughty side. Most of those jokes would go over a little kid's head, but even so, I wouldn't let my 4 year old watch it.

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger Matthew Siekierski said...

Not sure how clean you want to keep your blog, but there's the whole scene with "Major A**hole".

The whole schwartz thing might be a bit much...not sure how you feel about it, but having the lightsaber-esque light come from the protagonist's and antagonist's crotches might be a little much for their ages.

I believe the "dreaded" F-word is in there one near the end, as well as some other curse words.

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Kasia said...

I think the running chastity belt joke was actually in Robin Hood: Men in Tights - I don't remember it from Spaceballs.

I'd say it's more of a tween/teen flick. I think 95% or so of the jokes - even the less naughty ones - would sail straight over a 5-year-old's head.

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger Matthew Siekierski said...

Kasia, you're right. No chastity belt in Spaceballs, but Dot Matrix has a Virgin Alarm that goes off at one point.

 

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