When it comes down to cool-sounding sub-genres, I think Cory McAbee and company have figured out which may be numero uno. How can you go wrong with Musical Space Westerns? I really don't think you can. What can be better than that? Oh, I don't know...maybe something about Werewolf Hunters of the Mid-West
This go-around you follow Stingray Sam and the Quasar Kid on a rescue mission as they try to track down a kidnapped girl in the hopes of returning her to her father. Tack on a story of brilliantly silly proportions that include pregnant men, excessive olive eating, and legit sci-fi imaginations, and you have an instant cult-classic.
Once again, Cory delivers a memorable and altogether impressive musical space western that's chock full of catchy tunes (my favorite being The Lullaby), great over-the-top performances, and charm to spare. One aspect to this film that I thought was really well-done was how he utilized his own daughter as the little girl - whom he managed to direct amazingly well. At times he was able to bring that classic style of acting that a young actress like Shirley Temple made popular.
Cory's approach to film-making is unlike anything else being made these days - or at least anything that I'm aware of. They have this universal appeal that makes one think they're truly incapable of being disliked. Of course, that's ridiculous to say, but when it comes down to movies that showcase as much heart as Stingray Sam, or The American Astronaut, it's not exactly difficult to make such claims. Check his films out if you get the chance, you won't regret it.
Review by ElijahCSkuggs from the Internet Movie Database.