Morons From Outer Space/Alien From LA
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Alien from L.A. is a slight but watchable science fiction adventure about a nerdy gal (model Kathy Ireland, hiding behind Buddy Holly specs) who discovers a lost civilization at the center of the Earth. Following clues in a letter concerning her missing adventurer father, Ireland travels to North Africa (the film was actually shot in South Africa), where she discovers-and falls into-a pit that contains the spaceship Atlantis, which crashed and sunk into the Earth generations ago. With the help of a friendly miner, Ireland searches for her dad and gains her self-confidence after wrangling with a host of creatures and treacherous Atlanteans. Alien from L.A. won't win over sci-fi diehards with its tongue-in-cheek tone and overly familiar Mad Max/punk-rock set design, and Ireland's performance can be charitably described as befuddled, but camp and "bad movie" fans may get a kick out of the lighthearted proceedings, and Ireland's sarong and bikini wardrobe isn't too hard to take. Director Pyun (The Sword and the Sorcerer) and Ireland reunited for the 1989 semi-sequel, Journey to the Center of the Earth. --Paul Gaita
- Side A: Morons From Outer Space
- English 5.1 Surround audio remix
- Widescreen 1.85:1 aspect ratio
- Side B: Alien From LA
- English Dolby 2.0 stereo surround audio remix
- Full screen format
- English, French, Spanish subtitles
Top Customer Reviews
Also, almost completely overlooked in the frantic pace of the movie is the 'ugly American' depiction of almost every American character in this movie. Rednecks in Arizona, lazy workers at the Aerospace tracking station in Alaska (Yet another movie where the employees seem to have taken the job of space monitoring because you never have to do anything), crazed military personnel and entertainment-hungry citizens. Still, unless you're looking for it, (or, like me, until you've watched the movie a few times) you don't even notice that there are no normal Americans.
I suspect that Alien from LA was tacked on simply to give that movie some sales. Virtually no story or acting.
I am not much of a fan of "Alien from LA" but it's similar in tone and style.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The movie Aliens from LA, while it might be a bit goofy, it is also very entertaining and one that should not be missed.Published on September 7, 2011 by L. Lambrecht