March 29, 2009

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)
Watched March 28, 2009

The plot includes skeletons, mutants, aliens, forest creatures and science. I'm not going to expand on that.

"The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra" is hilarious from start to finish.

I like sci-fi movies from the 50s. Their wooden acting, nonsense plot and overall awful-ness just make me enjoy them greatly. "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra" perfectly replicates those B-movies by giving us ultra-wooden acting and overall ultra-awful-ness.

A scientist and his wife go to the woods to find an asteroid made of Atmospherium. But, it appears as if they're not the only ones after the Atmospherium. A couple of aliens need it to help start up their ship so they can get back home. And, the evil guy needs it to bring the Lost Skeleton of Cadavra back to life. Who will get to the Atmospherium first? Will the Lost Skeleton be found? And what of the mysterious mutant that has escaped from the alien's ship? All of these questions will be answered in "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra", filmed in glorious Skeletorama.

It seems like just about every line uttered in the film is quotable. And almost all of them are funny, if not hilarious. "Seriously, Betty, you know what this meteor could mean to science. It could mean actual advances in the field of science." "I'm a scientist, I don't believe in anything." "Why shake when we could touch other things... like lips?" The list could go on and on. There are so many classic lines in here, it's scary.

Speaking of scary, there's really no way this could be considered a horror film, so if you want one of those, don't see this. Actually, see this anyway, because it's pretty much amazing.

This is going to be a pretty short review, because there's nothing really to say about "The Lost Skeleton" except for the fact that it's really, really funny, almost to the point of being genius sometimes. And the film has so many jokes shoved in it that I'm sure it has a lot of replay value.

If there's any flaw in the film, it's that some jokes or scenes go on for far too long than they should. There's a scene between the evil guy and the aliens where they talk about sharing that really wasn't that funny to begin with, but then it's dragged on for another minute or two, so I was almost to the point of yelling "Get on with it!" Fortunately, these instances are far and few between, so you can get back to the hilarity pretty soon.

Ah, how I loved this movie. I might even consider buying it, and I don't buy many DVDs unless they're on sale. So, that's just a sign of how good it is. I give "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra":

5 out of 5 chainsaws (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

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