More than any other moment in the film, that line encapsulates the cynical critique of consumers — of us — that is the film’s satirical core.
Beneath the 1987 Star Wars parody lies a mockery of the world we still live in, a world of mass consumption and belabored explanations of plot.
God forbid it draw people away from Star Wars merch, right?
But, as I watched Spaceballs again, I became overwhelmed by the film’s endless jokes about mass consumption.
Spaceballs is actually prophetic in its critique of Star Wars and the other space franchises it references, including Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, and Alien.
Rental, Brooks acknowledges that he too is not only a benefactor of mass consumption but, like his audience, complicit in its perpetuation.
Planet Spaceball and the mess of a crew aboard Spaceball One are the byproducts of mass consumption. »