Friday, September 17, 2010
Gem Alert: The Lost Skeleton Returns Again
LSRA has the added advantage of being in Cinemascope AND color, at least in some scenes. Plus where the original employed the "miracle of Skeletorama" (the strings that held up the lost Skeleton as it lurched from place to place) the sequel boasts "SuperSkeletorama" (same thing.)
I don't want to give anything away but fortunately the plot is nonsense so there's no harm. It concerns a team of government scientists, another team of evil scientists, and a portion of the Lost Skeleton as they journey through the Amazon in search of a rare mineral called Jeranium. Unfortunately the only known source is found in a stone idol worshipped by the Canteloupe People and protected by a horrible cyclopean monster.
I warned you.
Listen, it doesn't matter anway, just as it doesn't matter if you have ever seen the movies this one takes off from. It's just a high-frequency barrage of deadpan silliness that grinds away at you until you start laughing. 'Nuff said. About the only thing that isn't funny in this movie, when all is said and done, is the trilobytes. They're well executed. What the hell are the trilobytes even DOING in there anyway? Now that I think of it, nice detail. That IS pretty funny.