See Barbarella do her thing!
"Barbarella" tells the story of a female mercenary who roams across the universe in a distant future, undertaking missions that require her physical fearlessness, ingenuity and sensuality. In travels that span galaxies known and unknown, "Barbarella" will challenge tradition, startle the senses and take audiences on an epic adventure of discovery and wonder.
Jane Fonda is by far the hottest anti-American, traitorous, commie I can think right this very second.
Maybe Angela Lansbury...
Further proof that I grew up in the wrong era.
*runs off to lick some stamps and watch it again*
The costumes and sets are so awesome that they didn't even need a story. They didn't even need dialogue. Jane Fonda's acting is incredible, but not as incredible as her natural sexiness.
What's that screaming? A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming...
I think this film passes BAD twice and finally stops on GREAT. Can a film truly be bad if you enjoy every second of it? I think not. First of all Jane Fonda is fantastic in this and not just because her costumes get destroyed every 5 minutes and she ends up either naked or sporting a new skimpy outfit.
Fonda is truly funny and charming in this and not in a so bad it's funny kinda way. Her performance is genuinely charming as hell. She really has great comedic timing with the dialogue, knows when to dead pan and when to give a great reaction. The fact…
A groovy soundtrack, intergalactic awesomeness, super cool sets, and most importantly a smoking hot Jane Fonda. This film is pure camp and I loved it. I heard recently that Nicolas Winding Refn is thinking of remaking this as a T.V series. Please Do!! Now who should play her?
I don't care of you are male or female or both, I dare you to control a raging boner during the opening title sequence!
And please...let me know how that goes...
Part film, part soft-core porn, part art installation, all cheese.
Now here's a bizarre little movie that isn't quite a movie at all. This movie is Jane Fonda being hot. That's the entire point. So, watch this movie if you want to see Jane Fonda being hot (trust me, you do). That said, the attractiveness of Mrs. Fonda can't maintain this movie for its run time and while the opening sequence may be one of the sexiest things you've seen in a while the rest of the movie fails to live up to that promise.
So, as said, watch this expecting nothing except for Jane Fonda to be hot and you'll be happy. Best with some beers and friends quite a boring thing to watch by yourself.
Interesting facts about Barbarella:
Future Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour was one of the session musicians who performed the film's original score.
The film's missing scientist character famously inspired the band name of 1980s pop stars Duran Duran.
There really was a lot of drug use in the 60s, wasn't there?
Soft-Core, Sci-fi, Schlock. Aside from what little historical value this has, it very quickly becomes a chore.
Samantha Stephens drops acid inside Jeannie's bottle and goes to Bat-shit Narnia. You can watch any given given clip in a So Bad It's Good spirit, but the whole film loses that charm. You almost feel sad for Roger Vadim not being as good at this as Russ Meyer. Then you just feel sad for yourself for being able to make such a comparison. But it is the answer to "why would anyone want to make a weapon."
Barbarella is cheesy, sexy, psychedelic, groovy and fun. A very enjoyable film.
It could qualify for one of the best films as the same time it could qualify for one of the worst.
Barbarella is between the best and the worst, but it's definitely iconic and unique.
I see it as Pop Art.
Silly and tiresome.
Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy is a fun psychedelic space opera with a counter-cultural narrative and political undertones reflecting the hippie movement.
Sometimes there are films so bad that they become good, Barbarella is definitely one of these films, it is camp and badly written but it doesn't try to be anything else other than sexy and fun.
oger Vadim took the women in his life and created a celluloid shrine for their bodies. Barbarella is a camped-up celebration of the ideal female form; soft-core objectification shrouded in trippy sci-fi goofiness. It’s a counter-cultural product of the time, full of hippie idealism and free love baby, free love. Jane Fonda, Vadim’s then-wife, fashions an epic blonde mane and a sex-kitten silhouette that recalls Vadim’s former-muse Brigitte Bardot. She brings a wide-eyed matter-of-fact innocence to her newly rediscovered sexuality and lends a self-aware comic quality to her role that she alone can lay claim to. Outside of a few amusing lines, both intentional and unintentional, (“I hear screaming. A good many dramatic situations begins with screaming”) Terry Southern and…