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Title:   Voyage of the Rock Aliens
Director:   James Fargo
Year:   1984
Genre:   Musical
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   06.09.24

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Date Viewed Venue Note
06.09.24Internet This is a musical about rock aliens... voyaging... I guess they're searching the galaxy for something rock-related? and they come to Earth and the main alien gets infatuated with Pia Zadora but she's dating a surly rockabilly leather jacketed Craig Sheffer.

The eighties were a weird time. This one felt like it was aimed at B-movies (kind of like Amazon Women on the Moon meets Streets of Fire) but it's all over the place. Jermaine Jackson's song for one seems particularly out of place. But I think the joy one finds from watching this movie doesn't come from a place of cinematic accomplishment. You could say it's campy or so-bad-its-good or how-did-this-get-made... there's almost Troma vibes to it. Yet in the middle of this nonsense are a couple scenes I actually liked. For one, I like the "You didn't know? We didn't know? We Didn't think at all" song. The Alamo used to the play the trailer for this all the time in pre-show reels and that song always stuck in my head then... still does now. And Craig Sheffer's "nature of the beast" song is pretty good! Helped quite a bit by his crazy lip sync performance slash music video with the cougar and him gyrating on rocks flexing his muscles. That scene alone is probably worth the price of sitting through the rest of it.

I suppose some people like some of the other songs as well. The rockabilly "Justine" isn't bad... and the fact that these kids/adults hang out in a malt shop named "local teenage hangout" (in the town of "Speelburgh" no less) and they're all sort of 80s exagerrated 50s style? but with acid rain and toxic waste and a mutated lake monster. Like I said, all over the place. I didn't love it but I didn't hate it either. Better as a trailer but I'm glad I finally got around to watching it.