The Ice Pirates (1984)

PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy

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In the far future water is the most valuable substance. Two space pirates are captured, sold to a princess, and recruited to help her find her father who disappeared when he found ... See full summary »




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  • Robert Urich and Mary Crosby in The Ice Pirates (1984)
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4 July 2000 | Bevan - #4
| Light-hearted comedy - not meant to be a classic!!
I saw this in college with the rest of the UMass-Boston SF Society gang, and no, this is no classic, nor was meant to be.

Like "Hudson Hawk," a light-hearted comedy unjustly slagged because moviegoers who'd never seen Moonlighting couldn't hack Bruce Willis not wading through bullet storms (and because judging from the MSTK-driven bottom 50 on IMDb, pack mentality rules), "Ice Pirates" bombed because most SF fans of the generation couldn't stand their genre mixed with humor; witness the prompt implosion just a couple years before of the very witty TV show "Quark" after only a handful of eps.

Maybe "Galaxy Quest" -- which spoofed the syndrome -- and "3rd Rock" changed the paradigm, but twenty years ago, SF fandom still expected to see Shatneresque painfully earnest pomposity in their futuristic dramas. Urich didn't deliver; his bad. Ice Pirates would no doubt do better now.


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