THE CREATURE WASNT NICE
NAKED SPACE; SPACESHIP
As a genre parody, The Creature Wasn't Nice is a disaster. For one, the gags are far and few between these parody films have no content to them other than the gags so for gags not to come with a machine-gun rapidity almost guarantees disaster. Some of the gags are straight takeoffs of Alien; of the rotating lift from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); a door keypad plays the theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and so on. Half the films raison detre appears to have been to indulge director/star Bruce Kimmels apparent liking for song-and-dance numbers he wrote the songs that are performed throughout. He appears to have regarded the films one highlight as the part where the alien sings the number I Want to Eat Your Face it is the films dubious highlight but more by default than anything else. The rest of the film is crass lowbrow humour. There is a plethora of bad taste gags, some of which are astonishingly awful in their loudness and its vulgarity. Others particularly Bruce Kimmels parody of tv cooking shows where he attempts to stuff artificial turkey are ghastly. We are talking here about a film that thinks pushing buttons that go beep is funny.
The film is further hampered by an absolute shoestring of a budget. The sets and effects are painfully cheap all of the sequences hunting the alien in the latter part of the film take place in the same three sections of corridor. Some of the landscapes of the alien planet are just paintings. The film also makes use of stock footage from old science-fiction films particularly The War of the Worlds (1953), This Island Earth (1955) and several Japanese monster movies but to only derogatory purpose. A sequence where we see Leslie Nielsen playing Space Invaders badly dates the film.
Bruce Kimmel is best known as a producer of musical recordings of Broadway shows. Since The Creature Wasn't Nice, he has only directed two other psycho-thrillers Prime Suspect/Trauma (1989) and Deceit (2006), although did come up with the story for The Faculty (1998).
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