2001: A Space Travesty (2000) from Tuna

2001: A Space Travesty (2000) is yet another entry in the long line of Leslie Nielsen spoofs, and far from the best.


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Nielsen is sent to a distant planet to rescue president Clinton and expose the Clinton clone.  Most of the attempts at humor were slapstick, and not even good slapstick. .

The Critics Vote

  • Reel criticism 1/10 "periods go by where nothing is happening or they repeat the same gag over and over again"

The People Vote ...

  • IMDB summary. IMDB readers say 2.4 of 10, with nearly half of those voting giving the lowest possible score of 1
  • with their dollars ... a financial fiasco. According to IMDb, this film's cost was $26 million, and I don't think it was ever released theatrically.


IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this is an F, and not worth even a free rental.

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