Set on the moon in the year 2087, an action comedy in which audacious nightclub owner Pluto Nash finds himself in hot water when he refuses to sell his club to the local mob. The lunar gangsters are helping the mysterious Rex Crater mastermind a plan to take over the moon. Joining Pluto in the danger and lunacy are Dina Lake, a beautiful earthling who has traveled to the moon to further her singing ambitions, and Pluto's bodyguard Bruno, a robot quickly approaching obsolescence.
"You saw me standing alone," bounces the hip-hop version of "Blue Moon" heard over the opening credits of this sleepwalker sci-fi comedy. The lyric may be more appropriate than anyone had expected; it may refer to the number of people in theaters where this numb rehash is playing. Apparently, setting this picture on the moon wasn't enough to help it escape the crushing gravitational pull of a bad script. "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" is a great title. But years from now, when some enterprising young D.J. has bitten it for his nom de disque, no one will remember where he got it. And that will be for the best. — Elvis Mitchell
2002-08-17 | Elvis Mitchell | Read the New York Times Review of The Adventures of Pluto Nash