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Disaster!
cast: Lucinda Chrisman, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Glenn Morshower, and Vince Neil

director: Roy T. Wood

83 minutes (15) 2006
widescreen ratio 16:9
Revolver DVD Region 2 retail

RATING: 6/10
reviewed by Christopher Teague
No, I don't think it's the Roy Wood, though it is eminently possible that this piece of video madness could have been directed by the boggling 1970s' prog-rocker.
Essentially, the plot follows that of Michael Bay's Armageddon but instead of humans we have puppets, reminiscent of Team America but with a drastically reduced budget. Yet, this hasn't dampened the energy and sense of fun (which pervades right up until the end credits have rolled).

Wood, Benson and Sullivan take their lead from Peter Jackson's Meet The Feebles (even if it is unintentional) for the lowbrow humour would make even the Farelly brothers blush: nothing is sacred, nor left the imagination. You want to see a bunch of puppets in an orgy? Then watch this... right down to the black character - 'Donkey' (I think you can guess why?) - who stepped straight out of the cheapest blaxploitation flick ever produced.

I couldn't help myself but laugh - anyone who watches this with a po-faced expression should join the National Viewers and Listeners Association. It is gloriously un-politically correct, yet it does contain an astute level of political satire - we're not talking Dr Strangelove but the level of intelligence is slightly higher than that of Bay's aforementioned piece of cinematic dross.

Bay had Bon Jovi, Wood has Motley Crue - both on the soundtrack and performing as themselves on 'the world is fucked tour'. If you happen to find yourself in the mood for bizarre and silly puppet fun, and if you can find it, then you do worse. Mind you, I'd recommend you watch Meet The Feebles, first.
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