168 – The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

This is a straight-faced sendup of just about every hokey 1950’s sci-fi movie, complete with wooden readings, a transparent plot, and cheesy costumes. In other words, it’s intentionally awful.

How much you’ll enjoy the movie depends on how much of a kick you get out of such lines as “Betty, you know what this meteor could mean to science. It could mean actual advances in the field of science.” It depends on how much you like laughing at movies like Plan 9 from Outer Space, Rocketship X-M, and Cat-Women of the Moon.

At times, the movie is hysterically funny, but most of the time it’s a little too straightfaced. It’s like watching a Naked Gun movie, except there’s nothing going on in the background, subtle humor to distract you from the spoken gags.

Some people – perhaps many people – won’t really be into the cheese factor, and I’m not even including those who don’t realize it’s all in jest.

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra: **1/2

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