What really impresses about this movie isn’t that it’s fun to watch, it’s that it MUST have been fun to make. While the directors, Huw Evans and Curtis Anderson, did a phenomenal job with the technical side of things, like transitions and framing and establishing shots; you can tell that they also put a lot of effort into the writing. The musical performances are basic, but still fun and they never interfere with the pacing (a common problem in musicals).
The dialogue is chock-full of one-liners, alliterative commentary, and puns. There is a Mad Magazine-like attention to background gags. The corny costumes and campy acting are more than just byproducts of a lack of funding; in my opinion, they’re absolutely essential to the spirit of this movie. If you gave Huw Evans and his crew $20,000,000 and access to a major Hollywood studio’s backlot, costumes, and prop department to recreate this film, the result would be unwatchable. The very reason why I love this movie is that it’s exactly the wacky, weird movie you’d hope to make with your very best friends and family members. It’s a labor of love. A whacked-out, goofy, sarcastic, random (but ultimately supremely fun and enjoyable) labor of love.