Friday, January 29, 2010

Not the Zsazsa You Think...

Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze Moveeh ~ Take colorful Filipino comic book superheroics, Bollywood and Broadway musical sensibilities and a gender-bending hero/heroine - and mix well, and you’ll get this movie version of Carlo Vergara’s Zsazsa Zaturnnah.

The secret origin of Zsazsa is one unique in all of comics – meek crossdressing beautician Ada eats a space rock, a big space rock, and becomes the superpowered and female Zsazsa Zaturnnah. It’s even more disturbing than you think, especially the eating the space rock part.

My favorite part is where Zsazsa gets served by the Queen of the dayglo Amazonistas and they have a dance off, I mean, fight, and keep fighting, and dancing, and singing. And apparently the Amazonistas (think Spice Girls from hell) come from the planet where 300 was filmed. Their battle scenes are like the Power Rangers on acid at Wigstock, and that’s a good thing.

There are also zombies and a giant frog, as if the Amazonistas weren’t enough. It’s crazy good fabulous fun, and you won’t believe your eyes, or ears.

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  1. Please tell me you still have this movie. I may have to have a themed party just to watch!

  2. Sorry, Dark Crystal, I sent it back but it's easily gotten from Netflix.

    After I wrote the review I thought of a great postscript - that the Dumpsta Players should use some of this flick in a show... but it might just be TOO campy...

  3. Thanks for this review. The film didn't do well when it was commercially released in the Philippines, but I heard that it's not doing too bad in video sales. It's become one of those "love it or hate it" things. :-)