Summary: Somewhere between Flash Gordon and Flesh Gordon , lies Barbarella (and please try not to let that evoke any sort of letter to “Penthouse” style scenario in your mind just now). Camp is not meant to be judged, but enjoyed purely for the sake of enjoyment.
Conclusion: I can't recommend 'Barbarella' to new viewers. There's no pleasure to be had in its badness, and nude pics of Fonda from the opening can surely be found online at this point. For those who are fans, the Blu-ray is well worth picking up.
Conclusion: With a less famous actress in the title role, it seems unlikely that Barbarella would have avoided obscurity. With political activist, fitness guru, author, and two-time Academy Award winner Jane Fonda in the part, though, this stupid sci-fi sex movie has somehow clung to relevance.
Summary: Without Jane Fonda, there isn't much to talk about. Yet with her, the film is enjoyable to watch, not only because she is so appealing to look at but because she has such a flair for the role.
Excerpt: Det gäller på något sätt att vara i rätt stämning när man slår sig ner och ska titta på Barbarella. På något sätt lyckas filmen klara av sin extrema självironi på ett ganska lysande sätt, men på ett sätt som också kan verka påfrestande för vissa filmbeskådare.