30 July 2009 | ultramatt2000-1
What the flying !@$#%&*?
I can't believe what I saw. This movie can make anything created by Seth McFarlene and Matt Groening look like harmless fun. It starts out as the planet Earth is going through it's own problems (i.e. nations are blowing up other nations until their are two nations). The nations have become two nations: U.S.S.S.R., a nation of men and Vaginia, a nation of women. Worst part is, that they are warring amongst themselves and it is up to a down and out superhero named Fred (voice by David L. Lander who was Squiggy on TV's HAPPY DAYS) to bring peace to the planets or else the universe will be destroyed. Everything looks like something off from FLESH GORDON-type movie. The weapons and characters, even the battle (of the sexes) that is going on here. Apart from the pop culture like STAR WARS, CONAN, SUPERMAN and ET, there are loads, loads and loads of sexual reference and innuendo. Worst part is, it is full of stereotypes. Remember the old American cartoons from the 30's and 40's, where the portrayal of black and Japanese people was racist? It is still in this animated film, along with some sac-religious scene. Picha was doing a ton of research to make this animated film.
Bottom line: This movie, like Juan Piquer Simon's adaptation of THE FABULOUS JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH (1976) and Woody Woodpecker, is not for everybody (like the politically correct and squeamish). With all the language, violence, gore, profanity and sexuality, it could make the Fleischer Brothers, Disney, Tex Avery, Walter Lantz, Bill Nolan, Ub Iwerks, Paul Terry and Chuck Jones all spin in their graves.
Not rated, but an NC-17 would be appropriate. NC-17 for the stuff I mentioned early in this review.
I guess this movie inspired Bob Boyle to come up with the YIN YANG YO (read my review) episode, "The High Sheas".