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Invasion of the Space Preachers

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
100 minutes
performer:
Guy Nelson, Jim Wolfe
director:
Daniel Boyd
distributor:
Rhino Video, Troma Studios
author:
Daniel Boyd
genre:
Comedy, ActionAdventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a D+

As usual with pics distributed by Troma (Fat Guy Goes Nutzoid, Surf Nazis Must Die), this one’s title sums up its plot rather thoroughly. Invasion of the Space Preachers is a cross between an action movie (lots of low-budget shoot-outs with alien ray guns) and a Dukes of Hazzard-style exploitation comedy (lots of rednecks driving pickup trucks with topless girlfriends). This one may not be as meanspirited as most Troma productions; nobody here is unredeemingly geeky and the butt of other characters’ jokes. But, as in nearly all of Troma’s self-conscious homages to bad ’50s drive-in flicks, Space Preachers‘ pacing is glacial. Moreover, its two young stars are a comedy team who can make you pine for such screen clowns as Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone. D+

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