Post by Tor Johnson on Jun 28, 2012 17:02:48 GMT -5
Teenage Crime Wave
I am not sure how this happened, but I have never seen this episode before. I know I saw the host segments, probably from Servo's Fave Host Segs. This could be my new favorite episode. Riffing was great host segments were great too. I have been a fan since late season 4 and I have no idea how it is that I never saw it til now.
Post by kalidor2000 on Jun 28, 2012 19:36:17 GMT -5
My wife and I just finished King Dinosaur...
We are not sure how it could have been titled that, lol! Another stinker from Lippert...but the riffing was solid enough. It was a tad difficult to take all the stock footage, useless drivel in the opening scenes and the cheesy forced perspective...
Post by TheNewMads on Jun 29, 2012 11:21:57 GMT -5
i'm not even sure the "SFX" in king dinosaur even count as forced perspective. they kinda just shot people looking on in horror, then cut to shots of lizards. period. they didn't even seem to try and shoot the lizards from underneath or overcrank the camera or anything like that.
Post by continosbuckle on Jul 16, 2012 20:06:33 GMT -5
Operation Double 007.
Was as fun as I remembered it, but man, something about how Neil was demanding "payment" whenever he did something for a woman really grated me. It was almost as if his thought process was that since he held a door open for a beautiful woman, it was okay to grope her. He helps a woman with a wardrobe malfunction and shortly thereafter he's pressing his hips against hers and asking for his reward. He tells Daniela Bianchi about the scheme to blow up the yacht with her on it and a few seconds later he's informing her about how she'll owe him if it turns out he saved her life with that information, as he's starting to grasp at her.
I liked how they kept again and again piling on gratuitous exposition to show how incredible a person he was. No, he didn't simply do plastic surgery on that woman. He did it in Japan. He can't be held up in Monaco. He has lectures he has to give at Columbia University. Etc. Etc. Etc.
Post by nondescript spice on Jul 18, 2012 9:50:33 GMT -5
horrors of spider island
this one is in my top 3. i just love how absurd the story is - how far off track they get - how smutty and ridiculous the whole venture was. "yeah, baby, like you swing, too." wtf?? definitely not a film for a feminazi, but entertaining nonetheless. mike and the bots were on fire, IMO. i loved how servo kept fainting at the sight of all the half naked chicks cat fighting all over the place.
and that party they had before they killed gary off - they were all dancing, but where was the music coming from? where did they come up with dance tunes? i loved the one beefy guy who was desperately trying to hold his stomach in, with his little kicky scarf around his neck. and the way everyone overlooked bobby's misogyny as charming.
i mean, even the actors forgot about the giant killer spider roaming the island - even before it attacked gary. if you saw a dead man in a giant web, would you really decide to sleep outside, mostly naked, splayed on the ground?
loved the host segs - mike in the giant spider web, mike as a spider at the end of the experiment - the whole moving of castle forrester - it was all a hoot for me. always is. and that little tune that plays during the audition scene at the beginning? stays in my head for days after i watch it.
Post by continosbuckle on Jul 18, 2012 11:08:24 GMT -5
Radar Secret Service
Hilarious how terribly integrated Sid Melton is into this feature. It's almost as if the producer decided "WE MUST HAVE COMIC RELIEF" and didn't give a damn about how incongruous it was. It seemed like Robin Williams doing his schtick in the middle of a David Fincher film. (Not to equate the quality of RSS with David Fincher's films.)
This episode gets a lot of criticism for being boring, even from the Brains themselves, but I actually had no problem with it along those lines. It really came across like a fairly typical 50s movie that they did in that respect, and the riffing was as good as ever.
I skipped Last Clear Chance because I've seen it so many times by now. I must be ODing on MST if I'm not up for seeing that one again.
The Magic Sword. As observed by Joel and the bots in the theater, not actually a bad movie. I love the host segment where Crow admits his love for Estelle Winwood (apparently, he got over his Kim Cattrall obsession) and Tom starts listing the names of people who are more attractive. Good, steady riffing throughout. Recommended if you haven't seen it.
Post by nondescript spice on Jul 22, 2012 20:26:58 GMT -5
danger! death ray
another that is in my top five. season six is hands down my favorite season. i haven't watched it for at least a year, and after ten seconds it was like the ba-ba-da-da-da-da-da-da theme had never left my head.
such a cheesy movie. fargo wasn't too hard on the eyes, and evidently knew it - "let's go back to my hotel" five minutes after meeting the creepily needy lucille. the draw to me will always be those horrible "special" effects. that plastic helicopter landing on that toy submarine is one of the funniest things ever featured in an mst3k experiment. and one of the best endings of any movie they ever did.
if you see someone crying, ask if it is because of their haircut.
Post by ratherdashing on Jul 25, 2012 11:30:26 GMT -5
I finished off volume XXIII the other day, and watched The last of the Wild Horses. It was good, and I wished the roles had remained reversed a little longer. That didnt end up mattering too much, because it was still a good episode. I ended up following the movie quite a bit. Actually, it was probably the most involved I've ever been with a MST3K experiment.