Oliver Reed’s performance in this is so good that I’m convinced he really was a werewolf.
A fun little time capsule from the early days of rock & roll featuring many of the top acts of the day (Little Richard, Fats Domino, Gene Vincent, the Platters, etc.) and several unremarkable performers you’ve never heard of.
Mansfield makes quite an impression in her first starring role for the screen. The story itself is fine, by turns sentimental and silly. Some of the gags are wonderfully bonkers (as one would expect from former Looney Tunes director Frank Tashlin), but…
Roland Emmerich: “Franchises like Marvel and DC and Star Wars are killing originality in movies!”
Also Roland Emmerich: “Hmm. What if I make a big, loud, hilariously stupid movie that blatantly steals from Armageddon, The Empire Strikes Back, The Matrix, Prometheus, Terminator, Interstellar, Don’t Look Up, and Moontrap? And I’ll make every single line of dialogue a cliche or exposition! Yeah, that’s the ticket!”