Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Apple (1980)

4 / 5
Tagline: N/A
Directed By: Menahem Golan
Written By: Menahem Golan, Coby Recht, Iris Recht
Actors Include: Catherine Mary Stewart, George Gilmour, Grace Kennedy
Genre: Musical, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Length: 90 minutes
Banned: nope
Country: USA/West Germany

Wow, now this is an absurd yet delightful musical/sci-fi film. We start out at the Worldvision Song Festival in the future (erm 1994 to be exact) and we meet Alphie and Bibi, two Canadian folk singers who lose the competition. They are surprised when Mr. Boogalow (who is in charge of BIM...the "movement" which backed the winning songsters) wants to take them on and sign them. Of course he has plans to turn them into BIM members (Which seems to mean you get some sort of triangle symbol and you wear freaky clothes). We get to see Bibi get hooked on speed (which makes for the best song of the movie) and the duo get pushed apart, all sorts of excitement really! It's full of bright colors, garish sets, and anything extreme and late '70s as you can get it's quite the spectical! Most of the songs are surprisingly memorable although cheesy of course but that's what brings the laughter! The best part has to be where we see God drive out in a car from the clouds, but I can't give away more. It's absurd, it's laughable but it's darned entertaining and that's all I require!

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