Genre filmmaker, Charles Band discusses his new sci-fi comedy, Barbie & Kendra Storm Area 51 streaming on Full Moon Features.
Renowned genre filmmaker, Charles Band (the Puppet Master franchise) returns with the third installment of the Barbie & Kendra franchise in Barbie & Kendra Storm Area 51. Barbie (Cody Renee Cameron) and Kendra (Robin Sydney) are two millennial bimbos that just want to party, but due to the global pandemic, must find a way to not only entertain themselves, but educate themselves by turning into the Probe-U Network (PUN) and learn about the pending destruction of the Earth.
The film incorporates two movies, one of which Band had directed in 1977 and splices them together to create the PUN documentary. Think of Whose Line is it Anyway where they dub over old movies, that’s what we get with Barbie & Kendra Storm Area 51.
Band continues to have fun with the movies he makes the stories he wants to tell. As with Barbie and Kendra, the trilogy so far is a relief from the current state of affairs going on this world and gives ups roughly 50 minutes of laughter. The stars of this franchise, Cameron and Sydney must be absolutely brilliant actresses, because you cannot be dumb to play stupid and they are amazing at playing stupid.
In speaking with Band and the trilogy, along with the controversy of the first film in the series called Corona Zombies, most of the criticism was that the movie came too soon in the pandemic to make light of any situation, but as Band points out, he was the first to make a movie of anything Coronavirus related, which will be a trope in films and documentaries for years to come.
Barbie & Kendra Storm Area 51 begins streaming today on fullmoonfeatures.com, on the Full Moon Features Amazon channel and via Full Moon Features App. Listen to what Band had to say about the films, the art of movie making and how storytelling is so important to the process.
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