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Simply put, this is a fantastic entry into their catalogue and a welcome addition to the DVD collection of anyone who's been missing MST3k.
Speaking of MST3k, Galaxy Invader has actually appeared on the show before, though not as a full episode. Observant fans will recognize Galaxy Invader as the "other movie" that played during the credits of "Pod People."
Galaxy Invader's plot is fairly simple: An alien lands in a cartoon fireball and runs afoul of a disgusting drunken redneck and several of his ugly family members and friends. They want to kill/capture the alien and use it to get rich, while a kid who saw the fireball and his professor want to save the alien from the rednecks. Complications ensue, the alien probably dies, the redneck definitely dies, and the movie grinds to a halt without really doing anything to tell us why the alien came here in the first place. I mean, sure, its called "Galaxy Invader" so you could infer the alien was supposed to be invading Earth, but he mostly attacks in retaliation to his redneck agressors, he doesn't really seem to personally be there to fight.
This movie is from the mid 80's, though the styles and character types reek of the 70's. The characters themselves are quite a revolting bunch, most of them make the family from "Giant Spider Invasion" look like British royalty. There's one point where the drunk rednecks equally drunk brother (or something, I can't remember how they know each other) takes the cigar out of his mouth and drools about a quarter cup of spit straight on the ground.Read more ›
The movie is quite a mess as you can imagine, there isn't one likeable character in the film, the cheesy clothed style of filming is very annoying, as is the night shooting scenes and the endless padding just to reach 80 minutes of running time. Thankfully the Rifftrax crew does a spectacular job slamming the many horrid aspects of the movie, they keep the jokes coming fast and furious and I was laughing non-stop during a lot of the movie. Only one drawback is the hideously awful end credits, that has the most annoying voice riffing them (some high pitched, something or other).
That being said, this is a great addition to your Rifftrax DVD collection, the guys are really on their game here.
This film may be a chore to watch for those not accustomed to the desperate, hard times/no money offerings from Dohler who, (along with a handful of others), was miraculously able to turn what were essentially home movies into legit home video releases. If you can get into his work then you're in luck since the film can be viewed without the RiffTrax voiceovers, allowing you to watch it as it was intended. If this stuff isn't your cup of tea, then the MST3K-cum-RiffTrax crew will help make it a little more palatable with a heaping helping of their stinging riffs. I love seeing this both ways. Thank you RiffTrax!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Rifftrax is a dependable source of good times with bad movies, and Galaxy Invader is no exception. The alien comes to Earth, no reason given, and despite his superior technology... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Arthur Daigle
An absolute hootfest. The former MST3K leads (Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett) continue the fun tradition of heckling and riffing with this entry. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Celia Trimboli
The story is this an alien lands in a backwater full of hicks and inbred rednecks every sterotype is protrayed here the protagonist is a father of two kids a real charmer who turns... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Davey houston
Very funny! The idea of making fun of cheesy movies is sheer genius.Published 13 months ago by Servo
As much as I enjoy the riffs, this movie is one of the bad ones that's so awful, it's hard to have to watch it even with the jokes. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Douglas A. Sommer