Sunday, August 23, 2020
Forgot to Mention It Watch: Barbarella (1968)
Format: Amazon Watch Party
Director: Roger Vadim
I've never actually *liked* Barbarella (1968), and watching it a third time did nothing to improve that opinion. Even back in high school when the hint of boob was a welcome thing, I thought the movie was so clunky (and not in a fun way) I turned it off.
As a grown-assed watcher, it's a slog. I am sure a certain kind of 1960's beatnik probably liked it, but I am not one of those beatniks. For a movie that prides itself on sexiness, it's attempts at sexiness are so awkward, it's deeply unsexy and boring to boot.
Visually, though? - it's astounding, so I recommend putting it on mute and playing it on your TV during a party.