ANST - bad period movie alert! ....

j'lynn yeates jyeates at
Sun Jul 12 11:11:56 PDT 1998

if you like Monty Python (and who dosn't) and bad humour (and who 
dosn't)check out a tape rental i stumbles across last night ... "The High 
Crusade" ... 

sounds familiar, no?  as it should, it's based *very loosely) on the Poul 
Anderson novel of the same name (alien invasion scout sets down in 
england ... taken over by a medieval army ... attempt to use it to get to 
Jerusalem for a Crusade ... double crossed by pilot .. end up elsewhere .. 
the barbarians wreck all kinds of havoc in the process ...)

... cheesy special effect, bad dialog, plot?  what plot?, see the points 
where the money for special effects ran out and they just went ahead and 
used the blue-screen backgrounds ....

we have silly frenchman, two smashed ponies (damage report!), 
three skewered saracens, alien roasted rabbit, alien lovefest with the lead 
singer from motly crew, clone-fu, ale fu, arrow fu, garbage-fu, male chastity 
belts, knitted fabric mail, clueless male virgin, medieval industrial rap,   ...   
pay particular attention to who is playing brother Parvus (how far the 
mightly have fallen ... )

one the "groaner scale" we'll give this one a 4.5 ...


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