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A spoof of the Star Wars series, with Mel Brooks playing the dastardly president of an alien race out to steal the air supply of a neighboring planet. Space heroes Lone Starr and his half/man half dog sidekick Barf wage interstellar warfare to free Princess Vespa from the evil Dark Helmet. Along the way they encounter the wise little creature Yogurt who teaches them the mystical power of "The Schwartz."


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Jun 13, 2018

This is actually a fairly well done spoof of the original Star Wars franchise, given that the scenes are not too overdone or cheesy. Rick Moranis, Mel Brooks, and Daphne Zuniga all did a great job at maintaining a serious mood to their performances while delivering completely ridiculous and out there lines. Renaming “Darth Vader” as “Dark Helmet” is one of the funny and subtle aspects of this movie that makes it the perfect level of parody with some original storyline. I found this 80’s film to be very entertaining and definitely hilarious. I would rate this film 4/5 stars and recommend it to anyone who can get a good laugh out of absurdity. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Spaceballs is a genuinely decent parody film. As a big fan of Star Wars I was a little bit skeptical when I first watched this movie. It turned out to be quite decent, with most of the comedy landing and generating quite a few laughs. Myself not being a huge fan of parody, I felt the movie was pretty enjoyable. The plot generally seems like an intentional butchered retelling of A New Hope which works well, as all of the references to the original film usually come off as pretty funny. Overall the film is definitely something anyone who likes Star Wars and comedy should watch. 4/5 - @ecozones of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

LiztheLibrarian Feb 12, 2018

Mel Brooks is a genius and this movie will not disappoint.

ginafeil Jan 24, 2018

Merchandising! This movie has everything- love, action, villain, hero, and good comedy.

Jan 21, 2018

The best Star Wars parody ever madeee!!

Library_Jill Aug 01, 2017

A great, easy-to-watch parody of the Star Wars franchise--including its merchandising!--that also includes nods to "The Wizard of Oz," "Planet of the Apes," and Star Trek. I am always a fan of Bill Pullman's characters, and thought it was a lot of fun to see him here as Lone Starr in his tricked-out flying Winnebago.

Dec 14, 2016

My favorite parody, and one of the few movies I can watch continuously without getting bored and quote every line of.

PimaLib_WilliamB Jun 16, 2016

Genius, and stupid, and a great biting satire on the Star Wars franchise (courtesy of Mel Brooks himself, the mastermind, selling us his merchandise as Yogurt). Low brow and hilarious, a must-see for fans of the original Star Wars. Great cast of stars. John Candy at his best.

PimaLib_MargotN Dec 04, 2015

One of my favorite Mel Brooks films! A bad guy named Pizza the Hutt, a good guy named Yogurt, and of course "Spaceballs - the Flamethrower!" - a dig on the marketing genius that is George Lucas.

Jul 08, 2015

I had hoped this movie might've gotten better with Time. It hasn't.

May 04, 2015

TERRIFIC STAR WARS PARODY! Yogurt, Pizza the Hutt, and the lovely Commanderette Zircon! May the SCHWARTZ be with you!

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Jan 21, 2018

Dark Helmet: You have the ring, and I see your Schwartz is as big as mine. Now let's see how well you handle it.

laustcawz Apr 24, 2013

Dark Helmet: "What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz, chicken??!"

Aug 08, 2011

Barf: I'm a mog: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!

Aug 08, 2011

Roland: One.
Dark Helmet: One.
Colonel Sandurz: One.
Roland: Two.
Dark Helmet: Two.
Colonel Sandurz: Two.
Roland: Three.
Dark Helmet: Three.
Colonel Sandurz: Three.
Roland: Four.
Dark Helmet: Four.
Colonel Sandurz: Four.
Roland: Five.
Dark Helmet: Five.
Colonel Sandurz: Five.
Dark Helmet: So the combination is... one, two, three, four, five? That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard in my life! The kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!

Aug 08, 2011

Dark Helmet: I bet she gives great helmet.


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Feb 14, 2018

Coarse Language: Sexual innuendo.

Aug 08, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Aug 08, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.


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Feb 25, 2012

Green_Jaguar_13 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

Aug 08, 2011

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Aug 08, 2011

Planet Spaceball's President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

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