Prince of Space (1959)

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RATING– ✮✮✮½

DIRECTOR– Eijirô Wakabayashi

REVIEW–  A group of about 8 chicken-men from the planet Krankor plan to take over the world (I’m guessing they slightly underestimated the population of Earth). Led by the head-rooster himself… The Phantom of Krankor… they have evil intentions! 

Evidently, they heard about the fabulous success of El Pollo Loco restaurants and came to earth wanting a good explanation… not getting a satisfactory response, this gaggle of chicken-men plan to conquer the world and change the name to all El Pollo Loco fast-food joints to El Pollo Magnifico de la Krankor

Unfortunately for the Phantom Chicken-man of Krankor and his hens, our hero the Prince of Space absolutely loves those pollo fajitas they serve at El Pollo Loco… and is not about to let this flock of Krankor poultry ruin a good thing. 

***Legal Disclaimer: El Pollo Loco is not in this movie at all… I’m just hoping to get some free chicken from those guys.

Back to the story…

Aided by a couple of Japanese children, Prince of Space is able to withstand all the terrifying weapons the Krankor chickens throw at him… like death rays and really smelly vapor! And let me tell you, I’ve been around some chicken that’s sat out in the sun too long… that’s some smelly chicken! 

Prince of Space is an amazing super-hero, complete with a space-ray umbrella, a space-car that resembles a public toilet, and an ill-fitting space-unitard with cape. 

But despite these flaws, Prince of Space is just what the quick-service food industry needed to save it from evil dictator chickens from outer space! 

Although I’ve yet to figure out why Prince of Space chooses to dress up like famed post-impressionist artist Toulouse-Lautrec and shine shoes…

After 4 hours of labor, Chicken-Man was about to give birth!