In this notorious film version of the popular French comic strip by Jean-Claude Forest, Jane Fonda plays a sexy yet innocent space-age heroine in the year 40,000 A.D. who never gets herself into a situation that requires too much clothing. BARBARELLA o......more
In this notorious film version of the popular French comic strip by Jean-Claude Forest, Jane Fonda plays a sexy yet innocent space-age heroine in the year 40,000 A.D. who never gets herself into a situation that requires too much clothing. BARBARELLA opens with the titular heroine stripping down to nothing in zero gravity among strategically placed credits. From there Barbarella embarks on a mission to find a peace-threatening young scientist named Duran Duran (Milo O'Shea) by order of the president of Earth. En route, she's attacked by killer dolls, is strapped into a contraption known as the Excessive Machine, and falls in love with a blind angel.
Remaining true to its comic book origins, Barbarella's adventure unfolds in a series of dramatic difficulties and unlikely solutions, making for a galloping pace and never-ending opportunities for Mario Garbuglia's hallucinatory set design to dazzle. With guest appearances by 1960s icons Anita Pallenberg, Marcel Marceau, and David Hemmings, and featuring dialogue by novelist Terry Southern, among others, BARBARELLA is not only a comic sci-fi sex romp but also a sly, tongue-in-cheek portrait of the legendary debauchery of that era.
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It's so bad it's camp. It says more about French comic strips in the 60s and how good a young Jane Fonda's body was than about how necessary a plot is. The special effects were cheezy even then in an era before computer imaging. Overall, it's great fun to see how bad a movie can be.
I wanted to see this movie because it came out when I was a teen and I never saw it. I guess for its time, it is not too bad, as far as special effects goes. Its kind of a mix of scifi, hippie far out thinking and silliness. I never want to see it again, but I felt the need to see it once.
Barbarella is a campy delight; an over the top cartoon come to life. Young Jane Fonda is delightful to look at and even though her acting talents were not yet fully honed when the movie was made, it is definetelly worth looking at.
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