Message from Space (1978)

Mike / February 20th, 2012

Comments

  • ErniePhillips

    February 20, 2012 at 12:04 am

    first one to see mofo’s

    • Doogrisa

      February 20, 2012 at 12:09 am

      @ErniePhillips no one gives a fuck!

      • exroh4

        February 20, 2012 at 12:20 am

        @Doogrisa @ErniePhillips i give a fuck

      • fightgenie

        February 20, 2012 at 12:53 am

        @exroh4 @Doogrisa @ErniePhillips I give a fuck too.

      • fightgenie

        February 20, 2012 at 12:53 am

        @exroh4 @Doogrisa @ErniePhillips I give a fuck too.

      • fightgenie

        February 20, 2012 at 12:53 am

        @exroh4 @Doogrisa @ErniePhillips I give a fuck too.

      • ZachThompson

        February 20, 2012 at 2:10 am

        @fightgenie @exroh4 @Doogrisa @ErniePhillips I was the FIRST to give a fuck, I just kept it to myself til now!

      • Stankey

        February 20, 2012 at 5:28 am

        @ZachThompson @fightgenie @exroh4 @Doogrisa @ErniePhillips

        ZachThompson for the win!

      • Bludman2

        October 20, 2013 at 10:52 pm

        @ZachThompson @fightgenie @exroh4 @Doogrisa @ErniePhillips @Stankey noone really gives a fuck if you are first or not but it is annoying to see them and people replying to them clog up the comments

  • connorclipper

    February 20, 2012 at 12:14 am

    seems like the scene w/ the floating was like Willy Wonka’s fizzy lifting drink

  • AndyLiu

    February 20, 2012 at 12:26 am

    R u fxxking kidding me, u are telling me if a robot beeps and have a two in his name it’s a rip off? Or if we have soldiers storming a city that’s also a star wars rip off? The only part that was actually a star wars copy was the trench, seriously this episode feels like u are just trying to extend the video by making ridiculous accusation, don’t criticize something because u need to criticize something

    • BigBrotherWatching

      February 20, 2012 at 12:34 am

      @Karonic Except the fact that the sound effects from the two robots are identical.

    • OfficialJab

      February 20, 2012 at 12:34 am

      @Karonic I have a feeling that someone knowing nothing about it going in and just watching the movie would think the same thing. It’s a different experience and point of view just watching a review focusing on those things.

      But still, those aren’t that strong, we’ve seen a lot worse ripoffs on here.

    • JoeyZavala

      February 20, 2012 at 12:34 am

      @Karonic I’d say more knock off than rip off. He’s talking about general similarities, not necessarily blatant copies. Is it a coincidence that the robot beeps and has “2″ in its name? Sure, but he didn’t have a taller robot following him

  • IncentiveMusic

    February 20, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Hey AndyLiu, chill out brah. The movie is infamous for being labeled a Star Wars clone, and Mike says that’s the whole point of him doing this review. But Mike says at the end he enjoys the film and suggests it to fans of old sci-fi camp, so I’m really unsure why you are complaining so much.

  • OgreVideoGamenerd

    February 20, 2012 at 12:47 am

    we all like cheesy movies mick or we would not come to this site

  • FurchenIltis

    February 20, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Well its not like the attack on the deathstar is 100% original either ^^

    have a look at this one ;D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OZq-tlJTrU&feature=related

  • Darkhyrulelord

    February 20, 2012 at 1:17 am

    While it is a ripoff, I do like how it adds some new things that were used in later Star Wars films…and you are certainly right, this movie looks better than Episode 1.

    • LukasSprehn

      February 20, 2012 at 1:28 am

      @Darkhyrulelord Ripoffs aren’t always bad :) They can be hilarious, they can be clever in their own way. I think it’s a lot of fun to watch ripoffs from other countries haha :D

  • LukasSprehn

    February 20, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Sorry, but I don’t get your review, Mike. How can an older film rip a FEW scenes off from a newer film? O.o

    Star Wars is one year older, so they couldn’t have taken any scenes from it???

    - Lukas

    • MarkWiniarski

      February 20, 2012 at 1:36 am

      @LukasSprehn Star Wars was released in 1977…this movie studio got their gov’t to delay Star Wars release in their country…thus, Star Wars was older so Message of Space could use Star Wars as a template and be released first in its own country…

      • LukasSprehn

        February 20, 2012 at 3:58 am

        @MarkWiniarski That’s exactly what I just said, but near the end of the review, Mike Said he found a scene in Mesaage from Space which STAR WARS had copies from Message.
        The one with the ships hitting the walls

    • MarkWiniarski

      February 20, 2012 at 1:36 am

      @LukasSprehn Star Wars was released in 1977…this movie studio got their gov’t to delay Star Wars release in their country…thus, Star Wars was older so Message of Space could use Star Wars as a template and be released first in its own country…

    • MarkWiniarski

      February 20, 2012 at 8:13 am

      @LukasSprehn Actually Mike states that Return of the Jedi and Empire Strikes Back have scenes that are eerily similar to Message From Space…so Message From Space copied Star Wars (a New Hope)…and Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi has seems similar to Message From Space…

      • LukasSprehn

        February 20, 2012 at 8:21 am

        This is exactly my point!

        Sorry, my original reply was fucked up, so I was forced to delete it and wait.

        I was just talking about the scene where the spaceships were bouncing on the walls and stuff, and when the Death Star were blown up. This is exactly my point, you may ask me why I question Mike? Becuase he clearly stated in the beginning of the review, that he would be talking about everything but The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi and the prequels… but he cearly did not do that. So that is what I was referring to. To me, that is kind of a major error, but still nothing too large and it doesn’t make it unenjoyable in any way :)

      • LukasSprehn

        February 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm

        In my opinion*

  • MOYcano

    February 20, 2012 at 1:35 am

    D4MN… Why I can never watch the videos in Cinemassacre!? I can’t watch them on Firefox / Palemoon, or Chrome… not even in Internet Explorer. All I get is an endless load-cicle saying “springboard.LOADING” and sometimes error codes. T_T

  • Fata Morgana

    February 20, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Use your nuts, Luke!

  • Tjlight00003

    February 20, 2012 at 1:55 am

    overall, i dont see it as a total rip-off, more like a movie planned while star wars was made, and they jumped on boat to try to make money. an original idea morphed by star wars.

  • DerekShort

    February 20, 2012 at 2:42 am

    They have Episode 1 in theaters now in 3D… what a big laugh that is. Jar Jar Binks in 3D, YAY! Star Wars is kinda gay anyway… except for Hans Solo cus Harrison Ford is the MAN in anything he does. Good review Mike!

    • Jarnor

      February 20, 2012 at 3:17 am

      @DerekShort Star Wars … gay? Well I guess it is happy at times, but not always.

      Oh wait, you mean something else? Allow me to reply with a hearty “go fuck yo momma”.

    • February 20, 2012 at 4:48 am

      Dude, it’s HAN Solo. At least if you’re going to call something a ridiculous misused adjective like “gay”, you should probably not make a simple mistake in your comment like that.

      • BrandeX

        February 20, 2012 at 7:07 am

        @JennyBean Yea, Han(ds) Solo(w) you can’t hardly see what they’re doing!

      • MECHAGARY

        February 20, 2012 at 11:49 am

        @JennyBean I prefer the word.. “Jolly”.

    • NightStarX

      February 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

      @DerekShort durr hurr hurr star wars iz guy huh huh huh.

      You’re certainly a mature individual, aren’t you?

  • MRCAB

    February 20, 2012 at 2:50 am

    Puppet ships to the rescue!!!!

  • LysanderTheevilmonkey

    February 20, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Do Spaceballs next!

  • statueofmike

    February 20, 2012 at 3:41 am

    It’s Motherfuckin’ Monday! WOOOOO

  • metalcommand

    February 20, 2012 at 4:01 am

    @Kurvos I will watch your review, I really dislike the unfair hate for that movie.

  • Pwntmeal

    February 20, 2012 at 4:08 am

    @Kurvos Really, Lucas could have used all the JarJar screen time to fill in back story about other characters such as Chewbacca, Lando Calrizzian, Han Solo, Jango and Boba Fett, Jabba the hut. No that screen time was better used on the piece of CGI filth known as jarjar.

    • Jargas

      February 20, 2012 at 4:41 am

      @Kurvos Read your review, didnt agree. Lets stop comparing to the originals 3 here for a bit. …..nope even as a stand alone movie it is a mess. Just did everything wrong form tone to pacing and characters. Jus shoved as much shit in every scene they could sell in every scene

    • metalcommand

      February 20, 2012 at 5:13 am

      @Jargas@Kurvos I thought TPM was an entertaining movie and a good set – up to Clone Wars and Revenge of the Sith. Jar jar was a bit annoying, but creates some comedic effects.People nowadays seem to focus only on some specific points and just burn down the movie on that little point; nitpicking. Spider – man and the American Flag, the fridge in The Crystal Skull, blablabla…..people have to judge a movie based on the WHOLE movie, not just some specific moments. The only thing I really didn’t like about TPM was the boy who acted young Anakin; what a bad actor that is…..

    • Sigmoid

      February 20, 2012 at 5:24 am

      @Kurvos I DID read your “review”, and it’s not the others who are “whining and ranting like a irrational “original-trilogy”-fanboy”.

      Dear Kuvos, in your so-called “review” it is YOU who is “whining and ranting like a irrational “prequel-trilogy”-fanboy.”

      I’d go and scrap that page, think for two to three days whether protecting an average summer movie that hysterically is worth it, and if yes it is, then rewrite the whole review but in a much less fanatical and hysterical tone.

    • doresh

      February 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      @Kurvos @Pwntmeal Then why did you BLOCK me and HID my COMMENT, instead of COUNTERING it?

      Oh, and is commanding me to “fuck off, kid” part of your “adult mature constructive manners”? I’m as old as you, moron!

  • scotch1982

    February 20, 2012 at 4:35 am

    @Kurvos It’s disappointing when people decide to criticise an opposing opinion as being wrong and then state that their own opinion is superior or correct.

    It is interesting to see that TPM creates such rage in some people but equally it’s interesting to see the apathy it creates in others. I do not think it is such a bad film but I understand why people dislike it or even claim to “HATE” it. They were expecting something different it seems.

    I don’t own TPM on DVD – I only own the original three and ROTS, but the only real criticism I have of TPM (following years of careful consideration), is that I would have like to have seen more dialogue / banter between Maul / Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon.

    The “Battle Banter” worked so well between Skywalker and Vader in the previous films. Good guy Vs Bad guy banter = good times. The amazing fight choreography between Maul and Kenobi in TPM was let down but a somewhat telegraphed or unexplained pause in Maul’s offence when he appears to drop his saber guard, stand still and allow himself to be cut in half. (Ray Park and Ewan McGregor are just amazing in that last scene by the way)……not that you need to be told this of course. Peter Serafinowicz is wonderful and deserved more dialogue.

    Getting back to “Mr Mike Matei’s Mother-Fucking Mondy” I am of the opinion that Mike was only speculating about the “Holograms / Holographic images” and for goodness sake if he can’t put his own thoughts on THIS website then were the heck CAN he?

    Unless we hear a statement from George Lucas or any of the production crew involved in making the Star Wars films then it’s unlikely we can state factually any single detail about ANH, ESB or ROTJ, (All films that we weren’t involved in making).

    Nice subtle plug for your own review by the way! It’s great to see that you’re dipping your fishing net in another persons river!

    Perhaps you could attempt using the word “HATE” less and try and leave a more positive or constructive comment. It’s not a good advertisement for the style of writing and hints strongly that your own reviews may cause us to perpetually dwell in a pit of clouded, passive-aggression.

    It seems weird that it is acceptable to leave a negative comment on another individuals website and then try and poach potential viewers.

    I respect your right to your opinion but I respect the fact that James and Mike keep such comments up on this site.

    I won’t be clicking on your link to read / watch your review due to the nature of your comment.

    Sure, today you got SOME attention – but you won’t be able to guarantee we’ll all line up to read / watch your work EVERY day.

    Mike and James have managed that. I’ve got their website bookmarked and visit Cinemassacre often. They package their thoughts and opinions in such a way that people always watch their videos – even if they don’t agree with what’s being said.

    Genius.

    That’s what YOU have to do.

    Create the package – receive the attention.

    Trolling and spamming are not the way.

    Regards,

    Nameless In Nairobi.

    • metalcommand

      February 20, 2012 at 5:14 am

      @scotch1982 @Kurvos You should write novels, mate. Still, good piece of text.

  • ATROCIUS_BASTARD82

    February 20, 2012 at 4:37 am

    AWWWW SHIT MOTHA FUCKIN MONDAY

  • Sigmoid

    February 20, 2012 at 5:11 am

    @Kurvos You’re being an idiot. You weren’t insulted. I didn’t like the movie, and it seems Mike didn’t like it either. That doesn’t mean we think you’re stupid or something for liking it.

  • February 20, 2012 at 5:15 am

    @Kurvos I read your review just because I like reading opposing views on topics, and while you make points known it does feel like you yourself bash people with opposing views to you, and that’s why I disagreed with it. I feel you did make valid arguments and it’s totally okay to like the newer Star Wars movies but I just felt it to be hostile. I myself prefer the originals; for nostalgia story and overall feel but that’s not saying I didn’t like the newer ones at all …. they just aren’t preferred. Do you dislike the original trilogy?

    • February 20, 2012 at 5:40 am

      Okay for one thing, I wasn’t being an ass to you. Another, I apologize for missing the ONE LINE where you said you loved all 6. I did read your entire review dude, and yes it was hostile but I didn’t say I don’t also think people who bash the newer ones aren’t being hostile in their reviews too?? Plus I though you had valid arguments so why be a dick to me? So whatever, I wasn’t one of the people bashing you or anyone for liking the prequels, because I like them also. I just didn’t know it was going to be a bashing argument when I went to go read it, that’s all.

  • FrankDoomriderJohansen

    February 20, 2012 at 5:27 am

    @Kurvos Good review, I am one of those that don’t even bother to think original and new, they are all just one big EPIC story! I like that Episodes I-III shows the “good times” or rather before the Empire took over. it gave more the vibe that things were in order and the more we progress through the movies the darker they become, as it should be. It’s called developing storyline :P I mean If Episodes I-III had been exactly like EP IV-VI… what would be the point? And I loved to see how the emperor took over and Anakin’s path to becoming darth vader. When it comes to the CGI I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST IT it enhances the movies and Lucas himself had stated that these movies could never have been done in the past and that is why it took so long before they got made.

  • Bla

    February 20, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Shotaro Ishinomori actually co-wrote the script for this movie. YES, THE ACTUAL SHOTARO ISHINOMORI. If you don’t know already, he’s behind the Super Sentai series (Power Rangers is the american adaptation of the 16th Super Sentai show) and Kamen Rider series. He also did classics like Cyborg 009. This guy is just as famous as the modern father of Japanese comic books, Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy, Buddha, Phoenix, Black Jack) in his home country.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shotaro_Ishinomori

  • Jokerhh82

    February 20, 2012 at 6:23 am

    @Kurvos Phantom Menace may not be garbage by default but it sure is garbage compared to the _real_ trilogy.

    Thats why people are upset with Episode 1.

  • Tenshirock

    February 20, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Is that a following of San Ku Kai ?

    Because it go a lot in common with this drama.

  • BrandeX

    February 20, 2012 at 7:01 am

    @Kurvos As mentioned in your article, it was fairly obvious otherwise that you were in fact 11 when TPM came out. Everything for all people everywhere, when they are approx 10-13 years old was “The best shit ever.” Or, “the good old days”. I liked the film well enough myself, but you don’t present yourself well, articles should be written with a certain style and tone. Yours is more like a rant and a transcript of talking to someone in the same room. I’d try some editing and a more professional style.

  • DonSkiver

    February 20, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Motherfuckin’ Monday!!!! Thanks for showing this to us, Mike. The movie looks like a shameless attempt at cashing in on Star Wars’ success. I like Japanese cinema, and I like campy sci-fi movies, so I will probably give this a watch at some point.

    Anyways, thanks for the review. Can’t wait for the next one!

  • February 20, 2012 at 7:52 am

    It always seems that whenever there’s a new video, people are bound to complain about something.

    • Nanofuture

      February 20, 2012 at 8:40 am

      @Nuketehbomb Welcome to the internet.

  • IronGiant

    February 20, 2012 at 9:16 am

    Pink robot titties!!

  • February 20, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Phantom Menace sucks pink robot tities

    • Jarnor

      February 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      @Mike/Cinemassacre When it was first out? I mean, yeah, some effects were “meh”, the spit you mentioned was VERY noticeable, but overall I thought the presentation was impressive at the time. Probably should have stuck with the muppet for non-leaping Yoda though.

      As far as acting I guess I felt that when it suffered it was likely due to craptastic dialogue from Lucas that no actor could save. :) . Can’t discount directing either.

      Still, by ROTS I think it had mostly improved minus a few more spots of shit dialogue again.

    • Jarnor

      February 20, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      @Mike/Cinemassacre Actually, I’d like to see a really good actor make Anakin’s shitty dialog sound good. I’m not sure Laurence Olivier could sell some of those stinkers.

  • OGITH

    February 20, 2012 at 9:29 am

    even Space Balls got Their ideas from Star Wars as Well.

    • NightStarX

      February 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

      @OGITH Uhhhh… Spaceballs was an outright PARODY of Star Wars, specifically.

  • NightStarX

    February 20, 2012 at 9:37 am

    @Kurvos That’s funny, I didn’t seem to see any part where Mike said YOU couldn’t like it if you wanted. I seem to see him only saying HE didn’t like it.

    You are clearly being a whiny, severely butthurt fanboy.

  • NightStarX

    February 20, 2012 at 9:49 am

    @Kurvos I’m sorry but no. Your horribly written little article is hardly “mature”. It’s more like the quickly pounded out, butthurt, unprofessional, frantically upset gibbering and ranty, indignant confrontational whining of a sobbing fanboy.

    Much like your incredibly immature little comment against Mike, is here, for stating his own opinion, and you overreacting and getting over-defensive and indignant, acting like his opinion somehow is taking away your rights.

    Grow up, Kurvos.

  • Andy Groleau

    February 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Hillex

  • Isaac Kiernan

    February 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I love Message from space! I have the dvd

  • Cláudio Oliveira

    February 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Only pleasant thing i have on Mondays. I miss the motherfucking ones though.

  • Andrue C J Knee

    February 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Watched this earlier, fuckin’ great! I saw this movie at some point in my childhood, and noticed the similarities to the Star Wars franchise. Well, let’s be frank, it was a rip off.

  • Gian Battista

    February 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

    already watched

  • Syah Rezza

    February 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Rip-offs. They can never reach the original’s level… Just like “one certain ripoff”. He “bores” the hell outta me. Know who I mean?
    (Don’t mention his name, it’s not worth it)

  • Andrew Taylor

    February 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

    whenever i hear Mike talking i cant help but picture Neil Goldman from family guy…

  • CruiseshipzStudios

    February 20, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Don’t forget, Disney went into the sci-fi bandwagon as they made “The Black Hole” two years after “Star Wars”. I gotta admit, Message From Space looked like it made “Turkish Star Wars” the king of Star Wars rip-offs besides this one.

  • Mochammad Santaka

    February 20, 2012 at 10:39 am

    In my country, they release Japanese tokusatsu TV series on beta. One of them was called Message From Space. I remember the ship (even the space corsair) was in the tv series and Hiroyuki Sanada was also the lead character in the series.

    There were additional stuff like there was a ‘wookie’ character called Balu, or Barru or something.

    I wonder if this movie is a sequel or a prequel or the tv series itself is a spin off from the movie.

  • RoboGandalf

    February 20, 2012 at 10:41 am

    The Virginity is strong in this thread.

  • sterling.treadwell

    February 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Great review Mike. Too bad this comment list ended uppopulated by some yoyo using it as a chance to plug their own personal quest to warhammer their opinion into other people.. lol.

    I actually like how you chose a theme for the review and stuck with it (comparisons and rip offs) rather than sticking with the usual formula of summary, satire and slam it. :) It made more sense and was definitely a lot more fun to watch rather than you trying to make sense of the movie in some way to us and everyone watching and.. scratching their heads..lol..

    Good times. You may have dropped your old title but, yer welcome to my mom any day !! hehehe

  • PDL

    February 20, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Motherfuckin’ Monday! Every time you release a video on Monday, until the end of time.. I will still think of it as Motherfuckin’ Monday. It’s catchy and fun to say (well, I’m usually just thinking it). Thanks for the great videos.

    • Jarnor

      February 20, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      @PDL Yeah, I think of it that way too. Mike may be sick of MFer, and I don’t blame him, but Monday definitely is “Motherfucking” :)

      • LukasSprehn

        February 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm

        @Jarnor @PDL Wait, what? Nooo, I thought you just abandoned Motherfucking Monday, not the title. Please :O James has Angry Video Game Nerd, you have Motherfucker Mike, Kevin has… Game Glitch Gremlin I guess? :O

    • Killteck

      February 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

      @PDL yeah its catchy, I’m sayin it every time I jerk off.

  • fightgenie

    February 20, 2012 at 11:05 am

    perfect comparisons, Mike :)

  • RhyanChapman

    February 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I like Phantom menace :/

  • RafaelAbreu

    February 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Really good review. Real big fun.

  • Nintendonerd88

    February 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I think George Lucas has said before that the hologram was lifted from The Wizard of Oz.

  • February 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I say we need a video covering Family Guy, Thumb Wars, Spaceballs, and anyt other Star Wars knockoffs.

    • sterling.treadwell

      February 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm

      @Firewall_Philip_Hanan Considering how short those Thumb movies are, It’d be kool to just do a handful of them (handful of thumbs..*snicker*) all together. I’d really love to hear Mike and Jame’s response to seeing them all though. Especially since they did Thumb Wars and Frankenthumb.

  • February 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I guess I’m a sucker for pink Jar Jar tongue.

  • lowlz

    February 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    whiskey with foam…. got ya there buddy

    • Toblakai

      February 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      @lowlz you are right, i wouldnt drink this “whiskey” :P

  • CTHimes

    February 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    The story for Message From Space is actually based on a Japanese story called Satomi Hakkenden, which the same director (Kinji Fukasaku) re-adapted in the 80s. Fukasaku is also one of Japan’s finest directors, but his most famous film is Tora, Tora, Tora (well, some of the Japanese scenes, anyway).You should review Toho’s War In Space (77), which also uses elements from Star Wars, including a horned wookie that yields a laser battle axe.

  • February 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Good review Mike, last line cracked me up.

  • February 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Good review Mike, last line cracked me up.

  • TriviallyMike

    February 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    This movie is on netflix :) great review as always… makes my mondays

  • JonnyKeuneke

    February 20, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    is this HAL on beba2′s cheest?

  • garyd

    February 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    does any one how fix this springboard flash issue every other flash works great on here keep getting error 2048 now it just loads forever anyone else had this problem. my adobe flash and plugins are updated tried every browser cleared out saved websites in adobe. Need Help just want view these videos.

    • Killteck

      February 20, 2012 at 9:51 pm

      @garyd here’s what you do. pick you computer up and throw it out the window. problem solved

      • garyd

        February 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm

        @Killteck nah looking for real solutions no computer no video viewing has to be a site issue nothing wrong with my computer.

  • NightPhoenix

    February 20, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Mike I really appreciate how much better you have gotten at this over the past couple of years. You have moved from an occasional guest to hosting your own videos. I also think it is was good move to drop the “Motherfukin Mike” and “Motherfukin Mondays” titles from your work because it really brought down the quality. Keep up the good work and I look forward to what else is to come!

    • LordPindar

      February 20, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      @NightPhoenix I agree. The quality of Mikes stuff has improved noticeably since he’s been making videos on a regular basis. I hope mofo reviews stick even when James comes back

  • sharingan03

    February 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Great review but I just have to ask why we’re doing only Star Wars movie ripoffs now. I see the similarities in what you’re saying but it’s just not the same as an actual movie review as it’s supposed to be. Overall, you’re doing a great job and hope you keep it up (and hopefully still do stuff like this whenever James returns too)

    • rush86

      February 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

      @sharingan03 dude wat are u talkin about?

      • sharingan03

        February 23, 2012 at 12:18 am

        @rush86

        dude, about the last two episodes where the videos are about comparing and contrasting the movies to star wars. i don’t like that personally. that’s all

  • Alskie

    February 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Use your nuts Sony.

  • rush86

    February 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    watchin this makes me wanna watch star wars now. Awesome movie review.

  • Uncle_Jemima

    February 20, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    me too.. i feel like watchin episode 4 tonight

  • germanium28

    February 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I’d prefer to watch The Phantom Menace.

  • newmadhatter

    February 20, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Haha, they wanted to make their own better version so bad. Another neat movie I have not yet heard of Mike!

  • February 20, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I also like this or the Turkish SW over the phantom menace!

    Good job presenting us some amazing forgotten nuts, motherfucker!

  • shintokamikaze

    February 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    lol, i wanna see this

  • boykingkilla

    February 20, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Hey Mike, You should review “The Stuff” from 1985! And excellent review, as well!

  • Ghostbusters

    February 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    Was George Lucas pissed off by Message From Space ripping off Star Wars so he got back at them by ripping them off in ESB and ROTJ?

  • theretrogamer14

    February 20, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Mike should review CHUD!

  • February 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    You must review “Evil Clutch”, an Italian film called also “Il Bosco 1″ (that make no sense, since there isn’t the two XD)

    I once saw it with some friends, and at the end we were all LOLWUT? XD

    Anyway, nice review, and keep up like that, Mike ;-)

  • RafaNogueras

    February 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    “Pink Robot Titties” sounds like a great name for a rock band!! :-)

    • Killteck

      February 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      @RafaNogueras no, its the name I gave your mom.

      • RafaNogueras

        February 20, 2012 at 9:49 pm

        @Killteck @RafaNogueras Nah… she actually goes by “Sugar Tits.” ;-)

  • OdieMikes

    February 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Anyone else seen the new(er) Day of the Tryphids? Pretty boss. Review that shit.

  • nignog

    February 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    AW! MIke has Friends!

    • Killteck

      February 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      @nignog what the fuk is a nignog?

      • jvmh

        February 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm

        @Killteck @nignog a black person

  • JTeam45

    February 20, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    @OxnardMontalvo The Hell is your problem? Why waste time on making an account to bash Mike? Dude, just no, you’re an idiot

    • Killteck

      February 20, 2012 at 9:56 pm

      @OxnardMontalvo @JTeam45 it kind of is his site

    • ssjup81

      February 21, 2012 at 2:13 am

      @OxnardMontalvo Then don’t watch them. Seems like a waste of time and energy just to make an account just to complain about something you’d have no control over. James is too busy to do AVGN and Board James. Personally, I like the fact that Mike is doing these reviews, and I like when James does it too. It’s nice to see things outside of gaming and introducing people to movies that we may (or may not have) even heard of or come across.

  • Lordslug

    February 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    @OxnardMontalvo I made an Account to tell you .. you sir are a fucktard all those who agree .. reply the same please

  • cornelius88

    February 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    @OxnardMontalvo More like I hope OxnardMontalvo doesn’t make an appearance on this site ever again.

  • Lordslug

    February 20, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Mike don’t listen to those retards who say shit about what you do.. Rock on keep e’m coming..in that guys mouth

  • Killteck

    February 20, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    @OxnardMontalvo ha, ha

  • MahkyV1

    February 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Mother Fuckin Monday

    Good review, I laughed more than three times! =}

    Also if you use the word “Fucktard” kill yourself!!!!

    • Lordslug

      February 20, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      @MahkyV1 i would kill myself only if i can take OXnardmontalvo with me

  • Killteck

    February 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Mother bla, bla, cock, shit , dick fuck Monday!

  • Killteck

    February 20, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    @OxnardMontalvo is that you nignog?

  • MahkyV1

    February 20, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    @OxnardMontalvo

    Hey man Mike doesnt come to your work and knock the dicks out of your mouth, Why make an account just to talk shit WOW you’re a waste of space

    • DocBoff

      February 21, 2012 at 12:14 am

      @OxnardMontalvo @MahkyV1 Here’s the issue- you’re not offering “criticism” of his work or the review at all, you’re just acting like an asshole spewing insults and calling him names. So what you just said doesn’t make any fucking sense.

    • metalcommand

      February 21, 2012 at 1:21 am

      @OxnardMontalvo@MahkyV1 There is a line between being a insulting jackass and delivering constructive criticism. You did the first, smartass. You’re waiting for James his work? You know, just wait 6 months until he’s done with the movie so you don’t waste our time with your pathetic comments. This man makes free videos for us while James is away. Without Mike, Cinemassacre wouldn’t have any videos in the time that James would be away. So be a bit more grateful, dude.

  • Killteck

    February 20, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Message from ASS!

  • KrookedKriminal

    February 20, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Do you want to know what’s BULLSHIT…., is OxnardMontalvo has to say, like what the hell kind of name is that anyways.

    First if all you and entire comment is a piece of shit. If you are tired of watching Mike’s videos here on Cinemassacre.com then you don’t need to watch them at all, its not that hard.

    I find hard to believe you like James Rolfe as a fan since you see Mike in alot of his videos so like what the fuck, now you say this!?!. Really what a piece work you got here, any english teacher would give you a F immediately for being a fucking retard for writing and grammar, because it looks like you learned it from watching too much Jersey Shore.

    However, about you get a life and learn how to be positive about something instead of being a huge dick to just make an account to bash someone just for that only time who getting more attention than you. If you writing a comment about if there’s a few points about thats wrong about the video thats fine but always try to give something good about it too, is so hard to ask that from you but wait must be like 12 years old bitch who rages at playing CoD on his xbox 360 all the time….very mature.

    For any case about youself, you are the trash who shouldn’t come back to this website and be allowed to watch the AVGN movie at all you imbecile!

    P.S: I hope Mike get an appearence in the AVGN Movie, since he does alot to keep website going with his awesome videos and stuff

    • OxnardPillavio

      February 21, 2012 at 1:57 am

      @KrookedKriminal Hahahaha, yeah like your writing is any better. I mean, it is but it is full of mistakes, labeling you as a hypocrite. I am not trying to defend him, I am merely a neutral viewer.

      • KrookedKriminal

        February 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm

        @OxnardPillavio

        Well yes, I agree that if I look at my comment right now I’m bound to find mistakes there and there, but doesn’t everybody have that happen once in a while. But whatever, I really enjoy all of the videos here in cinemasscre and just gave my opinion on whats wrong with that person’s comment thats all.

  • Dreamer355

    February 20, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    take it easy on mike u guys

  • likalaruku

    February 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Great episode Mike, & I’m not even a SW fan.

  • jvmh

    February 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    youre awesome mike, we appreciate your videos and art! and I for one will keep tuning in on mondays just for your reviews although I must admit the “its motherfucking monday” at the beginning : )

  • JBalien05

    February 20, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Great Video !!! I am now watching “Message from Space” on netflix.

  • AndrewFerry

    February 20, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Take this over the phantom menace… WHAT?!

  • WilliamDelca

    February 21, 2012 at 12:06 am

    If you don’t understand why the phantom menace is a bad film check out the red letter media review.

    • rocknrollheart

      February 21, 2012 at 12:19 am

    • metalcommand

      February 21, 2012 at 1:18 am

      @WilliamDelca The movie isn’t bad, some reviewers think it’s bad. There are still people who are smart enough to create their own opinion, despite what opinion of the media and the masses.

      • Tzimishy

        February 21, 2012 at 8:24 am

        @metalcommand Oh, so if someone thinks The Phantom Menace is bad, then he’s not smart enough to create his own opinion, but if someone think it’s good then he’s smart, unique individualist? Oh wow. Sorry to break it to you, but the world doesn’t work the way you want it to, and TPM is an objectively terrible movie. Just because that’s what “masses” think it doesn’t mean it’s not right – after all “masses” think Earth is round, so that means you believe it to be flat, because “masses” must be wrong? See my point?

      • ChristianMartinussen

        February 21, 2012 at 10:07 am

        “objectively terrible movie” ??

        Can one say a banana has a objectively good tor bad aste?

      • ChristianMartinussen

        February 21, 2012 at 10:07 am

        “objectively terrible movie” ??

        Can one say a banana has a objectively good or bad taste?

      • Tzimishy

        February 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm

        @ChristianMartinussen If you think that movies are as unsophisticated as bananas, then no wonder you have no idea about the fact that art can be judged based on many objective qualities (technique or originality, for example). Or maybe you’ve just never seen a movie that required more thought than contemplating bananas… In short, your analogy is inaccurate.

        The truth is, “art can’t be judged” is a point of view invented by crappy artists as an excuse for crappiness of their works. You may of course believe that Transformers are as good as Wild Strawberries (“because art can’t be judged objectively!”), but that won’t make it true. Contrary to what you believe, there ARE rules in art – that’s what make it possible to classify art genres, and that’s what is taught in art schools. Art is all about rules, and about breaking those rules and making new ones – but consciously breaking the rules and failing to obey them are two different things. The Phantom Menace is not avantgarde – it’s a failure.

        In one of your comments (which, strangely, I cannot find here, but it is on my email) you mentioned Warhol as an example of lack of rules in art – a terrible example, seeing how all his works follow a certain patterns. I think that dada would serve much, much better as an illustration for your beliefs, and it would be much harder to argue against… but now my train of thought is completely derailed. Oh, and about those bananas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4f9m4OYkCY

        tl;dr: You’re wrong and your analogy is wrong.

      • ChristianMartinussen

        February 21, 2012 at 4:17 pm

        @Tzimishy If somebody likes something, how can that be wrong?? One does not always CHOOSE to like something, one just does. I see people here calling everybody who like TPM idiots. Why? It’s just opinions.

        I am not gay. but I don’t insult gay people saying they are idiots and it is wrong to be gay. If being gay feel right for that person, I say go ahead and be gay.

        If rules in art are meant to be broken, I would say that is the same as there are no rules, even if it is consciously breaking the rules.

        “The Phantom Menace is not avantgarde – it’s a failure”

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdd6_ZxX8c

        I refuse to say this, like you did “your wrong, bla bla wrong bla wrong”. That is exactly what I’m against in this case.

      • ChristianMartinussen

        February 21, 2012 at 4:21 pm

        @Tzimishy

        If somebody likes something, how can that be wrong?? One does not always CHOOSE to like something, one just does. I see people here calling everybody who like TPM idiots. Why? It’s just opinions.

        I am not gay. but I don’t insult gay people saying they are idiots and it is wrong to be gay. If being gay feel right for that person, I say go ahead and be gay.

        If rules in art are meant to be broken, I would say that is the same as there are no rules, even if it is consciously breaking the rules.

        “The Phantom Menace is not avantgarde – it’s a failure”

        [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdd6_ZxX8c[/url]

        I refuse to say this, like you did “your wrong, bla bla wrong bla wrong”. That is exactly what I’m against in this case.

      • ChristianMartinussen

        February 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm

        @Tzimishy

        If somebody likes something, how can that be wrong?? One does not always CHOOSE to like something, one just does. I see people here calling everybody who like TPM idiots. Why? It’s just opinions.

        I am not gay. but I don’t insult gay people saying they are idiots and it is wrong to be gay. If being gay feel right for that person, I say go ahead and be gay.

        If rules in art are meant to be broken, I would say that is the same as there are no rules, even if it is consciously breaking the rules.

        “The Phantom Menace is not avantgarde – it’s a failure”

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdd6_ZxX8c

        I refuse to say this, like you did “your wrong, bla bla wrong bla wrong”. That is exactly what I’m against in this case.

      • ChristianMartinussen

        February 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm

        @Tzimishy

        If somebody likes something, how can that be wrong?? One does not always CHOOSE to like something, one just does. I see people here calling everybody who like TPM idiots. Why? It’s just opinions.

        I am not gay. but I don’t insult gay people saying they are idiots and it is wrong to be gay. If being gay feel right for that person, I say go ahead and be gay.

        If rules in art are meant to be broken, I would say that is the same as there are no rules, even if it is consciously breaking the rules.

        “Warhol as an example of lack of rules in art – a terrible example, seeing how all his works follow a certain patterns.”

        Yes, I know. His OWN rules, with his own patterns, not pre-existing rules. Just like Lucas has his own rules in his art form.

        When I said “no rules in art”, I meant: when you engage in creating art, you don’t have to follow anybody elses rules.

        “The Phantom Menace is not avantgarde – it’s a failure”

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWdd6_ZxX8c

        I refuse to say this, like you did “your wrong, bla bla wrong bla wrong”. That is exactly what I’m against in this case.

      • DavidPesci

        February 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm

        @Tzimishy @ChristianMartinussen agreed. Hard to believe that Attack of the Clones was even worse

      • JaceBlaine

        February 25, 2012 at 7:17 am

         @Tzimishy  its funny because your being an asshole for no reason

    • NightPhoenix

      February 21, 2012 at 10:42 am

      @WilliamDelca I always thought that Phantom Menace, and the rest of the prequels, could have been made a lot better if they time shifted the entire series 10 years forward. That way when we meet Anakin he would be around Luke’s age. You could still have him as a slave and the pod-racing and all of that stuff too I suppose. The biggest problem that I always had was that the timeline of the movies doesn’t really work, especially since Amidala never ages while Anakin is growing up.

      Ever since Obi-wan first mentioned the Clone Wars in Episode IV, I had always assumed that would mean something a little more sinister than what became Episode II. Imagine how much cooler it would have been if Palpatine was creating clones of different important politicians or people around the galaxy and then assassinating the originals in order to replace them with clones loyal to him! It would be sort of like Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

      I would love to remake the prequels some day with better stories and characters, too bad that will never happen lol.

      • NightPhoenix

        February 21, 2012 at 10:46 am

        @WilliamDelca Also not to go off on a complete tangent… but why in the world would Naboo elect a 14 year old to be the queen of their planet?? The love story would have been much more effective between a similarly aged Anakin and Padme as one of the queen’s handmaidens. Without the stupid twist that she actually is the queen of the planet. Give me a break! This reminds me, I watched part of the Oprah interview with George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch. It was pretty interesting. She actually asked him when was the last time that someone told him “no”. Of course he couldn’t even remember, lol.

    • ChristianMartinussen

      February 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

      None of the views in “red letter media review” are facts. Movies are art, and art doesn’t have to follow a standard. People can’t ignore their feelings for a piece of art just because it doesn’t follow a preset of techniques.

      No protagonist?? Anakin is as much a protagonist in TPM as Dr. Dave Bowman is the protagonist in 2001: A Space Odyssey. None of these are the clear protagonist, and both enter late in the movie, and it STILL works.

      There are no facts in art, look at “Koyaanisqatsi” or the works of Crispin Glover or Andy Warhol, there are NO RULES in ART.

      I have no problem with people bashing movies, but don’t force your opinions on others, and saying others opinions are wrong as facts.

    • ChristianMartinussen

      February 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

      None of the views in “red letter media review” are facts. Movies are art, and art doesn’t have to follow a standard. People can’t ignore their feelings for a piece of art just because it doesn’t follow a preset of techniques.

      No protagonist?? Anakin is as much a protagonist in TPM as Dr. Dave Bowman is the protagonist in 2001: A Space Odyssey. None of these are the clear protagonist, and both enter late in the movie, and it STILL works.

      There are no facts in art, look at “Koyaanisqatsi” or the works of Crispin Glover or Andy Warhol, there are NO RULES in ART.

      I have no problem with people bashing movies, but don’t force your opinions on others, and saying others opinions are wrong as facts.

    • ChristianMartinussen

      February 21, 2012 at 11:56 am

      How does that review prove that TPM is a bad film?

      None of the views in “red letter media review” are facts. Movies are art, and art doesn’t have to follow a standard. People can’t ignore their feelings for a piece of art just because it doesn’t follow a preset of techniques.

      No protagonist?? Anakin is as much a protagonist in TPM as Dr. Dave Bowman is the protagonist in 2001: A Space Odyssey. None of these are the clear protagonist, and both enter late in the movie, and it STILL works.

      There are no facts in art, look at “Koyaanisqatsi” or the works of Crispin Glover or Andy Warhol, there are NO RULES in ART.

      I have no problem with people bashing movies, but don’t force your opinions on others, and saying others opinions are wrong as facts.

    • ChristianMartinussen

      February 21, 2012 at 11:56 am

      How does that review prove that TPM is a bad film?

      None of the views in “red letter media review” are facts. Movies are art, and art doesn’t have to follow a standard. People can’t ignore their feelings for a piece of art just because it doesn’t follow a preset of techniques.

      No protagonist?? Anakin is as much a protagonist in TPM as Dr. Dave Bowman is the protagonist in 2001: A Space Odyssey. None of these are the clear protagonist, and both enter late in the movie, and it STILL works.

      There are no facts in art, look at “Koyaanisqatsi” or the works of Crispin Glover or Andy Warhol, there are NO RULES in ART.

      I have no problem with people bashing movies, but don’t force your opinions on others, and saying others opinions are wrong as facts.

    • ChristianMartinussen

      February 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      @WilliamDelca

      How does that review prove that TPM is a bad film?

      None of the views in “red letter media review” are facts. Movies are art, and art doesn’t have to follow a standard. People can’t ignore their feelings for a piece of art just because it doesn’t follow a preset of techniques.

      No protagonist?? Anakin is as much a protagonist in TPM as Dr. Dave Bowman is the protagonist in 2001: A Space Odyssey. None of these are the clear protagonist, and both enter late in the movie, and it STILL works.

      There are no facts in art, look at “Koyaanisqatsi” or the works of Crispin Glover or Andy Warhol, there are NO RULES in ART.

      I have no problem with people bashing movies, but don’t force your opinions on others, and stop saying others opinions are objectively wrong.

  • nignog

    February 21, 2012 at 12:12 am

    Mike I reviewed your mother last night.

  • nignog

    February 21, 2012 at 12:18 am

    @OxnardMontalvo MUH_DIK

  • superjoe2345

    February 21, 2012 at 12:24 am

    I have a certain fondness for these 70s/early 80s Star Wars-esque movies. Another one you should review sometime is an Italian movie called The Humanoid.

  • February 21, 2012 at 1:29 am

    lol Ha Ha Ha, Nice!

    Stawars 3D Stawars 3D Stawars 3D Stawars 3D Stawars 3D !!!

  • Doogrisa

    February 21, 2012 at 1:30 am

    It looks pretty cool.

  • ssjup81

    February 21, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Where do you and James find these films. lol

  • JerrySanbox

    February 21, 2012 at 2:11 am

    did spike not want you using the “Mother Fucking Mondays” intro or something?

    • Doogrisa

      February 21, 2012 at 3:44 am

      @JerrySanbox He doest work for Spike. Mike got tired of using the name “MotherfuckerMike”. James is the one that does side jobs for Spike.

    • THE NO LIFE KING

      February 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      @Mike/Cinemassacre @JerrySanbox You will always be Motherfucker Mike my book.

    • c64kicksass

      February 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm

      @Mike/Cinemassacre How about “Massacre Mike”, then? (see earlier comment on last week’s episode)

    • Galvaknight

      February 22, 2012 at 2:24 am

      @Mike/Cinemassacre @JerrySanbox Unfortunately I can understand that, it’s a shame the internet is full of literal geniuses. Don’t believe me just ask em, or better yet misspell a word.

      I’m just going to refer to you as Mike Matei for now on, because I know how annoying the whole nickname thing could be and especially to get away from.

  • ValisHD

    February 21, 2012 at 2:56 am

    USE THE NUTS LUKE!

  • RichardCarlJr

    February 21, 2012 at 6:29 am

    from wikipedia: “In the early morning hours of July 23, 1982, Morrow and two children, My-Ca Dinh Le (age 7), and Renee Shin-Yi Chen (age 6), died in an accident while filming on location for the Twilight Zone: The Movie in Ventura County, California, between Santa Clarita and Piru. Morrow was playing the role of Bill Connor, a racist who is taken back in time and placed in various situations where he would be a persecuted victim: as a Jewish Holocaust victim, a black man about to be lynched by the Ku Klux Klan, and a Vietnamese man about to be killed by U.S. soldiers. Morrow, Le, and Chen were filming a scene for the Vietnam sequence in which their characters attempt to escape from a pursuing U.S. Army helicopter out of a deserted Vietnamese village. The helicopter was hovering at about 25 feet above them when pyrotechnic explosions damaged it and caused it to crash on top of them, killing all three instantly.[4] He was decapitated along with one of the child actors.”

    • Big McLargehuge

      February 21, 2012 at 8:39 am

      @RichardCarlJr You can actually see the footage of the whole thing on youtube.

    • Ghostbusters

      February 21, 2012 at 11:50 am

      @RichardCarlJr Holly Shit!

  • DaveMcGrath

    February 21, 2012 at 9:30 am

    How about a review of “He-man & The Masters of the Universe” (movie)

  • ChristopherStrattonSmith

    February 21, 2012 at 9:48 am

    To me, the “Bespin” window in Message from Space looks more like the window of a TIE fighter so it could’ve stolen that from SW just as easily.

  • Harley D Wolf

    February 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Hey Mike, you know this reminded me of a series i saw as a kid called Sankuokai, now that i searched for the intro i see some scenes from this movie, i guess it could be a spinnoff or maybe the series was first i dont know.

    

    Look it up on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjEE4CLmdsk

  • Harley D Wolf

    February 21, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Ok i found out that the movie came first, the series was after. I dont know if they showed it in the US but here in the Dominican Republic it aired in the early 80s.

  • killer7_tom

    February 21, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Final Fantasy combined with Star Wars… a bit :) I think this movie is not as bad and as Mike pointed out there are some stuff that this movie did first. Great work, Mike!

  • Thrashing Deth

    February 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Sure its a ripoff but it depends if the film is fun to watch or hey, it still did ok despite all the ripoffs. I mean you look at Black Sabbath and compare em’ to well, about any other metal band. Technically not a ripoff but more like “influences”. Same goes for Psycho and Halloween with the knife and slashing and such, at least there isn’t a film about a man killing you in your sleep or dreams (who is not Freddy Krueger) then again I could be dead wrong. However, Message from Space is most likely too influential, that it actually does resemble many things to SW part 4. But hey it does get points for originality like what Mike said about the space ship scene and the hologram, so some things in that film came first. But personally overall, I don’t find Message from space to be bad as most people outta make. Oh how Star wars is very aspiring =)

  • GreyFox

    February 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Great stuff, nice review again Mike

  • Milk and Wookies

    February 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Good job Mike. I liked the similarities you found.

  • February 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Who isn’t a sucker for pink robot titties??

  • Mister Buckethead

    February 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Mike, do you know that there’s a TV serie of Message From Space ?It came after the movie i think , it has 28 episodes , 20/25 minutes each, and it’s even more cheesy. But somehow i like it . It was called ” San Ku Kai ” in France, and the French theme song became infamous for a whole generation. If you have the time, you should check it out.The japanese title for the tv serie is ” Uchu kara no messeji: Ginga taisen”

  • Guild Navigator

    February 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Here’s a bit of trivia,the Sega Laserdisc arcade game Astron Belt used scenes taken out of this flick.

  • deathbyafrog

    February 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    there is a series called the thumb series where they made a parody of star war wars only in thumbs

  • deathbyafrog

    February 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    pardon my spelling :(

  • deathbyafrog

    February 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    there is a parody series by Steve Odekerk (sry for spelling his last name wrong) he made one in particular called “thumb wars” look it up it pretty funny

  • Edus

    February 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    Mike is it my imagination or at 04:53 … Return TO the Jedi? … you mean like darth vader returning to his former jedi self at the end of the movie as a eternal ghost …. just kidding. It’s great to see you take a look at the old movies from the day and where they got their inspiration from. Thanks and keep it up!

  • Big McLargehuge

    February 21, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    There was an old Japanese show from the early 80s called “X-Bomber” that seems to rip off Message from Space (and Star Wars).

    The main villain in both Message and X-Bomber wear very similar outfits including helmets with six horns, though the villain in X-Bomber is female. They both also have a starship that looks like a sailing ships and the weapons used by the enemy fighter ships look like lightening bolts just like in Message from Space. The main characters also protect a “princess” of sorts and have to fight a large round ship like the Death Star and they have a whiny little robot sidekick.

    The biggest difference is that X-Bomber is a puppet show similar to Thunderbirds and their ship turns into a giant robot. It’s actually pretty cool, too. There was an English dub, that was only released in Europe, renamed “Star Fleet”.

  • AVGN in training

    February 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    What happened to MotherF****ing Monday!!!???

    • JaceBlaine

      February 25, 2012 at 7:09 am

       @AVGN in training mike said he got rid of it because people were like “wait what does this have to do with fucking mothers” and he got tired of it

  • February 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    That was cool, thanks Mike!!

  • TTHOOM

    February 22, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Why’d you call him “Sony” Chiba? It’s Sonny Chiba, as in “Sunny”, muthafucka…Mike.

  • SeanNopakunwong

    February 22, 2012 at 2:59 am

    i came here wanted to laugh but really , man leave it to james , no offended but someone better off just doing title cards , sorry mike

    • JohnnyRoberts

      February 22, 2012 at 3:38 am

      @SeanNopakunwong

      Why don’t YOU leave the replies to people who can speak english, bro?

    • WilliamDelca

      February 22, 2012 at 4:19 am

      @SeanNopakunwong Is this Tommy Wiseau?

    • SixtyFour

      February 22, 2012 at 7:16 am

      @SeanNopakunwong So true. Of course you’ll get the fanboys defending him, though, which is why Cinemassacre’s gone downhill in recent years – fanboys will praise anything whether it’s good or not.I fear Cinemassacre will go to way of TGWTG – hundreds of obscure “shows” lacking in quality, packed with poorly-timed jokes and unfunny cameos.

    • SixtyFour

      February 22, 2012 at 7:21 am

      @SeanNopakunwong True, Mike’s not funny, but the fanboys will defend anything. That’s why I fear Cinemassacre will go the way of TGWTG – hundreds of mediocre “shows” packed with poorly timed, forced humour and an unfunny cameo from Linkara in each episode.Although, I personally liked the review – it made some good points. Mike is much better when he’s not trying to be funny.

    • JaceBlaine

      February 24, 2012 at 2:54 am

       @SeanNopakunwong excuse me but can u tell me what language this is? google translate sure doesnt know

  • SixtyFour

    February 22, 2012 at 7:21 am

    True, Mike’s not funny, but the fanboys will defend anything. That’s why I fear Cinemassacre will go the way of TGWTG – hundreds of mediocre “shows” packed with poorly timed, forced humour and an unfunny cameo from Linkara in each episode.Although, I personally liked the review – it made some good points. Mike is much better when he’s not trying to be funny.

  • 19Szabolcs91

    February 22, 2012 at 8:45 am

    The biggest Star Wars ripoff I’ve seen is the Eragon movie. It’s medieval fantasy instead of sci-fi, but it copies every single scene, concept and character of Star Wars (A New Hope) almost exactly.

  • wermin

    February 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Pink robot titties = WIN

  • wermin

    February 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    @startrekalien That’s what she said.

  • Lando_C

    February 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    as a big star wars fan im acctually happy to see other people atempt to make a movie in the same spirit as the originals. so what if they are bad and unwatchable as this one? you can still see how the makers loved the original star wars movies, based on all the similarities to them.. and that is most important for me! what i think is great is that we always will have the original star wars movies to compare to. so why not look at all the rip-off movies out there, more as a love message to the originals? :)

    • JoelMolyneux

      February 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      @Lando_C No, you can see how much these jerk offs wanted to make money with other peoples ideas.

    • JoelMolyneux

      February 22, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      @Lando_C No, you can see how much these jerk offs wanted to make money with other peoples ideas.

  • schloss_ritter

    February 22, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    And people thought The Last Starfighter was the worst ripoff…

    • Trojan_Reggae

      February 23, 2012 at 7:01 am

      @schloss_ritter I kinda liked The Last Starfighter. Major cheese, but I loved it as a kid.

  • Inspector Butters

    February 22, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Another good review! Mike, I hope no matter where your career (and James’) take you, you will keep on making these movie reviews. For an aspiring filmmaker like me it’s like getting an education!

  • Trojan_Reggae

    February 23, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Mike, your killin it! Keep em commin.

  • BAM2012

    February 23, 2012 at 9:33 am

    2 ads… REALLY!?!

  • RowanJColeman

    February 23, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I like Battle Beyond the Stars. I wouldn’t say it’s a rip off, but more of the film company cashing in on the current success. Still great review Mike.

    • DaigoroOshita

      February 23, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      @RowanJColeman Battle Beyond the Stars was a Seven Samurai rip off, not a Star Wars rip off.

      • Big McLargehuge

        February 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm

         @DaigoroOshita  @RowanJColeman Yes it was, wierd aliens, robots, giant spaceships, space battles in a far off galaxy… totally riding the wave of Star Wars success. It was an adaptation of Seven Samurai in a Star Wars setting
         
        I love the spaceship with the large breasts, though.

      • RowanJColeman

        February 24, 2012 at 6:39 pm

         @Big McLargehuge Well Seven Samurai was actually an adaption of The Magnificent Seven. Although I’ve always wielded a katana better than a 44.

      • ChristianMartinussen

        February 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm

        Well Seven Samurai (1954) was actually an adaption of The Magnificent Seven (1960). Although I’ve always wielded a katana better than a 44.
        (?)

      • ChristianMartinussen

        February 24, 2012 at 7:35 pm

         @RowanJColeman
         Well Seven Samurai (1954) was actually an adaption of The Magnificent Seven (1960). Although I’ve always wielded a katana better than a 44. (?)

      • Damaramu

        February 25, 2012 at 3:18 am

         @RowanJColeman Other way around. Seven Samurai predates The Magnificent Seven by 6 years.

  • transfixed32

    February 23, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    I’m a sucker for pink robot titties as well. Always have been. *sigh*

  • JohnathanClark

    February 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    review ice pirates

  • JaceBlaine

    February 24, 2012 at 2:56 am

    i think mike should review captain N the gay master.  also you should review masters of the universe. who agrees

  • jediden1024

    February 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I want to see this!!

  • tylerschurr

    February 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    The Phantom Menace wasn’t that bad guys, its actually one of my personal favorites.

  • DanJosephFarnan

    February 25, 2012 at 12:05 am

    or maybe the west ripped off ‘message from space’ as star wars… there is a thinker. I joke, har har.

  • DanJosephFarnan

    February 25, 2012 at 12:09 am

    i did post that half way through watching. Nicely noticed mike.

  • JaceBlaine

    February 25, 2012 at 4:09 am

    i dont think the new star wars movies are that bad. but i love the original trilogy alot more

  • Fool_of_a_Took

    February 26, 2012 at 9:24 am

    The A-wing pilot who crashed his fighter into the bridge of the Executor was named Arvel Crynyd. He was posthumously awarded the New Republic Medal of Bravery, and a new award was created named after him, the Crynyd Award, given to Republic pilots for “conspicuous acts of bravery”.
     
    Sorry, I love this kind of trivia.

  • retrogamer816

    February 26, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I bet you george lucas seen this and got pissed off that they stole his idea so he was like fuck it ill steal some of theirs either that or they were both influenced by some other sci fi stories before them

  • firewarrior2112

    February 27, 2012 at 10:16 am

    am i a bad person? i liked the phantom menace and i recently rewatched it and i still like it. i mean, it doesnt shake a stick at the originals, but i thought it was the best of the new trilogy. but granted, jar jar is one of my least favourite characters of all time.

  • Clops

    February 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I wish I had a robot with pink tits. Number 2 ’nuff said. Killer Klowns from Outer Space would make a nice review.

  • February 28, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Great review Mike. You are become as beloved as James!

  • maple-shaft

    February 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I wouldn’t say that Chris Isaak is a famous musician, more like a 1.5 hit wonder that everybody forgot about.  What the hell he was doing in a Japanese movie from the late 70s is beyond me though.  It’s sort of like Carl Winslow from Family Matters performing as a rodeo clown, its bizarre enough that if you told somebody it was true in seriousness they will probably take your word for it because it sounds too bizarre to make up.

  • stargrovestamos

    March 1, 2012 at 2:10 am

     I honestly think this movie looks awesome! Definitely looks like something I would genuinely find entertaining being an avid fan of films like Flash Gordon. It is also from the director of one of my favorites, Battle Royale.
     What I found particularly interesting was that this film uses “magic nuts” as a sort of Force which is very similar to one of the original conceptions of the Force in Star Wars. Before Star Wars was what it is today the Force was originally conceptualized as a crystal that whoever obtained it could use its power to their advantage. This concept was eventually used in the book “Splinter Of The Mind’s Eye” which could have been produced as a low budget sequel to Star Wars if the first film wasn’t that successful. Mike says he  doesn’t know why he likes it when he can just admit that he finds it a dumb fun adventure full of imagination despite some of its set backs. In my opinion, things don’t always have to make sense in order to be entertaining.
     The first Star Wars film is and will probably always remain my favorite of the series. I love its simplicity as an over blown homage to other adventure and sci-fi films. Since Empire and Jedi that film has been made to look far more complicated and deeper than it actually is. In the first Star Wars, you know Luke’s father is dead, Luke and Leia are not brother and sister, the Force is essentially Magic (unlike the The Pahntom Menace which gave a biological rationale) and each hero is introduced after one is lead to the other (the droids are first, then Luke, then Obi Wan, then Han, then back to the princess, etc).
     If Star Wars were released today it would be torn apart by self proclaimed internet film fans who equate intelligence with negativity. They would call Star Wars unoriginal and dissect its plot holes in a more critical manner than an interesting one, demanding a prequel that would be “edgier and darker” which seems to be the trend since Nolan’s “The Dark Knight”.
     I heard there are some similarities between the 1974 Star Blazers anime and Star Wars and I would like to see a comparison someday. Or maybe I should just get a copy of the series and see for myself.

  • Michal Ostasz

    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Great episode, Mike! Keep it up! :)

  • Dan Akers

    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    i ant tell whats better, message from space or troll 2

  • Michael Kerber

    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Good Work, Mike. Go on…

  • Mike Paredes

    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I saw this back in the day. As far as Star Wars knockoffs, this wasn’t nearly as good as Spaceballs. :p

  • Ensign Riff Wolf

    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Good one Masturbation Mike!

  • Matthew Rivers

    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    wow more rip-offs

  • Joaquin Hovak

    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    woow i wanna watch it

  • Zachary Maxey

    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I know what alfredo looks like :D

  • Christian Lopez Gil

    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I would argue that Star Wars “borrows” heavily from Dune

  • Leif Duct Tape Kessel

    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    what happened to reviewing games?

  • Pio Rafael T. Nepomuceno

    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    What happened to keeping up with news that James can’t do AVGN’s because of his movie?

  • Miguel B. Miranda

    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    lol this movie was alright…..

  • Darterrius Biggums

    March 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Skeet skeet

  • Ian Healy

    March 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    what does skeet skeet mean???

  • Mike's Classics

    March 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I just recently found out about angry video game nerd and I must say I love his videos and reviews there hilarious!

  • Dave Ricciardo

    March 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Hahaha same here i found him and it’s been like a big marathon of all his vids… fucking awesome…. but you know WHAT’S BULLSHIT? I’m already on page 4 on his youtube channel! Just a few vids left…

  • Chris Boisseau

    March 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Never seen it, one of the first “Star Wars” knock offs ever made. There were some “StarcWars” related films including “Spaceballs” was the one with Mel Brooks and John Candy, “Turkish Star Wars” (aka “The Man Who Saved the World”) was another cheesy knock off with some random “Star Wars” footage thrown in, a pretty messed up movie and there was one that it was also a “Star Wars” knock off was an episode from the “Muppet Babies” where they did a “Star Wars” parody and then destroying a Death Tomato which was a knock off of the Death Star.

  • Anthony Diaz

    March 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    awesome review mike!!

  • Eddie Colton

    March 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Just watched this movie. It’s pretty bad. Vic Morrow looks like he’s either actually drunk or wants to be. Also he sounds like Art Carney in the Star Wars Holiday Special. Nuts From Space.

  • Chris Pategas

    March 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    I haven’t watched it but after watching this review, I think it was the biggest Star Wars knock-off I ever heard of.

  • Aaron1375

    June 30, 2012 at 2:02 am

    I still say Turkish Star Wars is worse when it comes to ripping off Star Wars cause it uses the actual footage from Star Wars. At least Message From Space didn’t do that.

  • nammm3

    April 9, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    You are certainly a sucker for robots w/ pink bowls as boobs :-P Nice review Mike, now you have me itching to watch the original ‘Star Wars’ again! Especially after I watched your ‘Battle Beyond The Stars’ before watching this review

  • JaceBlaine

    February 25, 2012 at 7:23 am

     @OxnardPillavio  @OxnardMontalvo stupid is typing backwards

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