Coneheads 1993

Coneheads (1993)

Coneheads (1993)

Coneheads 1993Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Robert Knott, David Spade, Michelle Burke, Jason Alexander, Chris Farley

Directed by: Steve Barron

Written By: Tom Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner

Rating: R (US) Running Time: 1 hr 28 min

Two Cents:

Interior: It’s not the 80’s, but it feels like it is, and we’re at a bar. It’s very late and four drunk writers are scribbling down notes on a single small napkin as they pitch their story idea to a big shot Hollywood producer.


1st Writer

You see, it’s funny because they’re aliens, with large cone-shaped heads,

and they’re like, not from Earth and stuff. But no one catches on which

is hi-larious! They’re also really good at fixing stuff cuz they’re

super smart aliens right.

Movie Producer

Okay, what else? (takes large gulp of something imported and strong)

2nd Writer

Oh, they kinda walk like robot penguins, and have funny sounding

voices. Except for their daughter, who’s super mega hot, cept for

the cone-shaped head obviously. She falls in love with this really

hyper guy that’s had, like, way too much Red Bull or something.

Movie Producer

And? (turns away and we hear snorting)

3rd Writer

There’s this super annoying INS officer and his brown

nosing assistant trying to catch them, but they’re in way

over their heads and get taken to the aliens planet where

there’s this monster thing that’s like, straight out of

Return of the Jedi!

Movie Producer

This sounds awful, who’s going to be in it?

All the writers together

Everyone from SATURDAY NIGHT!


Movie Prep:

If you remember and enjoyed the Conehead skits from SNL then you may get some enjoyment out of this. This is basically a one joke movie, which is only mildly funny. There are the occasional decent lines of dialog, but most of the jokes rely on whether you find people acting like robot penguins – funny. If you do (I didn’t), then you’re going to love this film.

Best viewing format:

The visual effects are pretty low-budget even by 1993 standards, so a regular streaming or DVD rental will do.

Best dialog:

Some of the dialog wasn’t awful.

“Ah, pigs. An omnivorous domesticated cloven-hooved vertebrate that defecates in the same place it consumes.”

“Ford Lincoln Mercury Sable? A personal conveyance named after its inventor, an assassinated ruler, a character from Greco-Roman myth and a small furry mammal.”

References: IMDB


1 comment

  1. I can be completely honest when I say I enjoyed reading your review more than watching this movie, and I think I got more laughs out of your review than this movie would ever give me. This movie is truly awful. I am just sorry you having to sit through it.

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