I'm not going to review just any new fangled movie that has come out recently, oh no, I'm crankin the way back machine to the year 1986! Don't run away screaming just yet, you will defiantly want to check out Little Shop of Horrors! Staring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, James Belushi, John Candy, and Bill Murray to boot!
So unless you were born after 1978-ish you may not have seen this movie gem. To start off it's a musical! NO NO Don't run away! it's a musical comedy! Yeah thats right, this movie ain't no gone with the wind. It's funny and the songs get seriously stuck in your head big time.
With such memorable lyrics as ...
The movie starts off a little slow but continue to build and build to the climactic ending. It is just as good now as it was way back when it first came out. You should defiantly try to remember to pick it up next time you are in the video store or better yet netflix or zip.ca it.
This is the kind of movie they just cant make any more! (my opinion) The acting is what you would expect from the cast except I found Ellen Greene's voice she played a bit out over the top but still good.
But I think the best part of this movie is that there are no cgi effects just puppeteering! And dam is it good! It is hard to think of how they pulled off some of the puppeteering work in this movie cause it is very very well done and a testament to the fact the excellent work can be done through puppeteering instead of cgi all the time.
There is just so many great things going for this movie you should really check it out. The steve martin and bill murray dentist scene, the alien plant trying to bite a ladies butt, steve martin snorting laughing gas, and the last musical number with the plant "I'm a big green mutha from outter space and i'm bad"!
If you have not seen it in a while it's worth watching again, if only to have the songs stuck in your head!
I've got steve martins dentist song stuck in my head right now! I give this movie a 9/10!
My boy, I think someday
You'll find a way
To make your natural tendencies pay
You'll be a dentist