|He Had It Coming|
Capt. Lee: Jim, how’s the laser?
Capt. Lee: Mike, you’ve cost us one of the few remaining weapons that we have. By doing that you’ve reduced our chances of survival by one gun.
I grew up on this film. My mom had recorded it off some channel and I watched it over and over for I don’t know how many years. A few years back it wound up on DVD so I immediately snatched it up. The plot is stupid and stupid and not important, but here it is. A spaceship blows up, a shuttle with the captain and a handful of the crew escape, they land on a planet, a Planet Of Dinosaurs!!!
|“The Dance Of Desire”: No kidding, that is what she says right before dancing|
|Unfortunately, we lose those when the lady attached to them gets eaten|
After crashing, the captain is determined to maintain order with lovely lines like this one:
Jim: He only did what he thought was right, Lee.
Capt. Lee: No, Jim. Nobody does what he thinks is right. You all do what I think is right. I’m in command here.
And he says this not more than 10-20 minutes after they crash. The other key person is Jim who is a survivalist and gives up all hope of rescue the instant he steps on dry land. This means he wants to kill the dinosaurs and setup a home. That illicts another of Capt. Lee’s wonderful lines:
“We can’t risk lives trying to tame dinosaurs!”
|I Think The Dino Is Going To Make A Move!|
After finding higher ground and fending off a giant spider and other dinosaurs they find that their real problem is this guy:
|Stop Motion T-Rex and Lunch!|
If they can deal with him then they can start a new life on the Planet Of Dinosaurs. So I could tell you the ending, but words cannot quite capture how laughably stupid it is. You just have to see it for yourself. As a kid I was fascinated by the dinosaurs. As an adult I am fascinated at how bad, dumb, yet hilarious this movie is. The stop motion dinosaurs aren’t that bad either. Not to mention the wonderful synthesizer soundtrack. I recommend it for the laughs and hilarious lines that have never let me down. Here’s one more:
Jim: What are we having tonight? Lizard again?
Capt. Lee: No, that was last night. Tonight it’s filet of swamp monster.