Just a few more days till the weekend. I think I can make it. Now today’s movie is one that I thought I had seen before but it was merely a case of mistaken titles. So now I have a new movie to watch and the only thing that scares me about this is that it is in the Sci-Fi Invasion collection. Now I will say, that at least this seems to fit the criteria for being in this set as opposed to some of the other movies that I have watched in this set. So lets see how good, or bad, today’s movie, Morons From Outer Space, is.
The plot: While docked at a refueling station, Desmond Brock puts on his space suit and, after several accidents (such as getting his air hose caught in a door and having a trash chute dump garbage on him), he returns to his ship and tells the rest of the crew (Bernard, Julian, and Sandra) that he can’t find the fuses. Julian and Sandra believe that they are stranded in space but Bernard says not to worry and decides to go out and play spaceball in the recreational area. While he is playing spaceball, Desmond starts messing with the controls and ends up separating the ship from the station and, leaving Bernard behind, they end up flying off on a collision course with Earth. A US tracking station in Alaska picks up the ship’s approach, causing the station’s crew to get excited, and they believe the ship will be landing in the Indian Ocean. However, the ship crashes onto a highway in London, causing several accidents as it skids along the highway before finally crashing into a field. When the authorities are informed, they head to where the ship crashed and tell the media that it is an experimental aircraft that went off course and crashed. Inside the ship, Desmond, Julian, and Sandra make sure they are ok and Sandra tells Desmond to start the engine so they can leave but Desmond says he can’t because it is broken. Meanwhile, Bernard is picked up by an alien but when it discovers that he is a man, the alien ejects Bernard from his ship, where he plummets to Earth and lands in a state park in Arizona. Meanwhile, the ship is transported to a warehouse, where the military and scientists study it. A reporter named Graham Sweetley manages to sneak inside the warehouse and disguises himself in a decontamination suit in order to report on what is going on. Hearing sounds coming from inside the ship, one of the scientist starts playing music and singing in an attempt to communicate with whoever is inside the ship. When the door to the ship falls off and Sandra goes to try and fix it but notices the military pointing guns at her and quickly calls Desmond and Julian to come see what is happening. Graham tries calling his boss to report what is happening but is forced to hang up when people enter the room and the lead professor says that the aliens are essentially human, just from a different planet. Meanwhile, Bernard has been living off small rodents in the woods when he comes across a trashcan and, believing it to be an intelligent species, asks for it to bring it’s leader the next night. The next night, he shows up and sees a lighted sign for a garbage can and believes it is the leader but as he approaches it, a truck runs over his foot. An ambulance arrives and takes Bernard to the local hospital but when he continues trying to talk to garbage cans, they have him sent to a mental hospital. Meanwhile, Desmond, Julian, and Sandra are given various tests and the scientists claim they are morons and believe they are harmless but Col. Raymond Laribee, a CIA operative observing the aliens, believes they are merely acting stupid to lure everyone into a false sense of security. Laribee attempts to torture Desmond and get information from him but when Commander Matteson, the project’s head, stops him, Laribee has Matteson removed from command and then leads a group to kill the aliens. Graham overhears Laribee and manages to sneak the aliens off the base but Laribee and another soldier try to shoot them and are shot by Matteson instead. Matteson tries to convince the aliens to return to the base, pledging his love to Sandra, but Graham continues driving off the base. Graham hides the aliens in his apartment, and his boss tries to convince him to let him interview them as it will be the biggest news story of the century. Matteson arrives and has the place surrounded and Graham begins barricading the doors and windows. Back in the mental hospital, Bernard sees the news story about the others and starts getting excited, causing the staff to take him away to be given shock therapy in order to calm down. Back in London, Graham yells at the crowd after a brick is thrown through his window but when the aliens exit the building after Desmond sets Graham’s stove on fire, Graham goes to put out the fire while the crowd rushes up and carries the alien’s away on their shoulders. Meanwhile, Bernard manages to escape with the other inmates and then he attempts to make his way to England by hitchhiking, but the first person that gives him a ride throws him out of the car when he says he is an alien. Back in London, the aliens are treated as celebrities, with Graham serving as their manger. Bernard, trying to steal some food at a diner, sees the others on a TV show just before he is kicked out of the diner. On the show, the aliens mention Bernard, causing Graham to freak out when he realizes that there is a 4th alien out there. Meanwhile, Bernard tries committing suicide but when a passing motorists mentions that the others had talked about him, he gets some hope and, hearing that the others would be coming to New York, he heads there to try and find them. At the show, Bernard manages to get backstage and greets them after their performance but Sandra acts as if she doesn’t know him and has him escorted from their dressing room. As the crowd chants for an encore, a spaceship appears and lands in the arena. Desmond, Julian, and Sandra approach the ship as another alien exits and wants to know where their ship is, as it was supposed to be returned 5 weeks ago. When they say that it crashed, the alien offers to take them back home and the three wave to the crowd before entering the ship. Bernard watches as the ship takes off and sits down as the arena empties but he is approached by Graham, who starts trying to talk him into a deal.
This is one of those movies that is not really good but is kind of funny in it’s sheer stupidity. The acting was good and I thought it was funny how not just the aliens, but everyone on Earth was acting like complete idiots. The story was not your typical alien crashing on Earth since they did not have any advanced knowledge to share or plans to capture the Earth. The special effects were ok but nothing to really write home about. To be honest, this is a pretty average movie but the stupid humor in it makes it entertaining to watch.
Rating: 2 1/2 out of 5