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Alien Space Avenger

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Alien Space Avenger

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
80 minutes
performer:
Gina Mastrogiacomo, Robert Prichard
director:
Richard W. Haines
distributor:
A.I.P. Home Video
author:
76180
genre:
Comedy, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a C

This cheesy low-budget sci-fi flick packs more clever story-line twists in its first 40 minutes than about 20 B movies spliced together. To begin with, the escaped outer-space parasites pursued by the title character arrive on earth in the 1930s and take over the bodies of two hot-to-trot Depression-era couples, who hibernate for 50 years to avoid the intergalactic cop on their trail. But all the creative energy expended on the plot seems to have drained cowriter and director Richard W. Haines, given the movie’s erratic camera work, choppy pace, lousy dialogue, and overreliance on feminine-hygiene-product humor. Even junk-genre buffs will have to give Alien Space Avenger a lot of slack to appreciate its occasional virtues. C

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