Picks and Pans Review: Star Crash
What began as a halfhearted galactic rip-off, starring Marjoe Gortner and Caroline Munro as a couple of space smugglers turned heroes, emerges as an unconsciously funny film. Munro—Farrah's hypersultry successor on the shaving cream commercial—has a strange way of flaring nostrils, eyes and mouth at the same time while saying lines like "Fantastic!" and "This is incredible." Marjoe, reacting to his nonsense role with a pout, shows practically no expression—less, in fact, than the inevitable charming robot. The special effects are a guffaw too. Ray guns look like French horns, one space station resembles an orbiting Cuisinart, and Munro's outfits could only have been created by Frederick's of Hollywood. There is also the sci-fi world's first giant female aluminum foil monster—topless yet. The Sound of Music's Captain Von Trapp, Christopher Plummer, is in the cast, and when he says "There's one thing we haven't tried" against the villains, one expects him to burst into Edelweiss. There is, incidentally, no star crash, just a floating-city crash. But then, who ever heard of Floating-City Wars? (PG)
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