Aliens that look like giant shell-less turtles come to Earth and blow up a green skinned dude with a laser gun attached to his arm. A misfit teen named Billy (Kim Milford) finds the gun and it turns him into a green faced alien who gets his kicks by blowing up random shit (like a Star Wars billboard), as well as the cops and bullies that are always on his back. Eventually, the Teenage Mutant Alien Turtles come back and kill off Billy, effectively putting an end to his reign of terror.
Laserblast is goofy as shit. From the turtle aliens that only speak in gibberish to the gun that has the ability to make Billy resemble an emaciated version of the Incredible Hulk, nothing in Laserblast makes much sense. I don’t know; I kinda dug it though. The aliens were so damn silly looking that I cracked up every time they were on screen. That may not have been the intended effect, but to me there is no such thing as a “bad” laugh; especially in a cruddy, low budget, 70’s sci-fi movie. The scenes of the scrawny green-skinned
Alas, the flick grinds to a halt whenever
The performances are wildly uneven. While the flick gets some mileage out of extended cameos by old pros such as Roddy McDowall and Keenan Wynn, they don’t stick around long enough to make much of an impression.