Noted Feminist and no Avocado expert, Professor Margo Hunt is asked by the American government to help them in the quest for secure Avocado crops. You see the cannibal tribe of highly spirited and spider like women of the Avocado Jungle in California arent playing ball. They refuse to let anyone pick their special crop and eat any man that might try to venture into this special space. It does not help that they eat any man anyway but that is beside the point. So Prof Hunt, Bunny ( astudent that wants to study Feminist Home Economics) and a Indiana Jones looking, waste of human gene fluid, Jim are clubbed together to get into the jungle, find the head of the tribe and sort out the problem.
Mark Kermode loved this film. So much so that in his autobiography (that is actually worth a read for his comments on Blue Velvet alone.) he mentions that his VHS review was glowing. I would also agree with much of his opinions. This film should have been given a far wider launch when first sent out into the world. The film is very funny and has the satirical bent almost 100% right. It knows its subjects ( Establishment political systems, Feminist agendas and infighting, capitalism and economics and of course American action cinema). It also sends up B Movies that were popular at the time. It is a genre hounds delight.
It can and should be seen as in the vein of the Naked Gun, Police Squad and Airplane but with more bite and a lot more wit that allows repeat viewing… slap stick firstly but then look for…
Its great jokes that are still spot on today. The whole underlining of how misogyny is rife in male society. Action stars are simplistic neo macho, right wing agents within cinema. The underlining of how Feminist ideology was effectively challenging this and then how it descended into a tit for tat war. The way also educational establishments are ruled by funding is still pertinent. So to the Blu Ray. Its a little lite on the ground. Trailers and thats about it. This said it is amazing and worth a great deal. Buy it….simple….