Caveman 1981 ***

Airplane was followed by a rash of inferior comedy films, but Caveman was one of the best, a spoof of the prehistorically-themed movies that have become a sub-genre since 1925’s The Lost World. Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach are Atouk and Tala, cave-people and aspiring lovers who go through the tribal alpha male rituals to consummate their love, or ‘zug-zug’ to use the local parlance. Shelly Long and Dennis Quaid appear to be having fun in a feature that, like The Artist, only features actual dialogue in one scene. Some fun visual gags and amusing stop-motion monsters make Caveman a bright, silly comedy for all ages.



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