Post by Jackie Frost on Oct 23, 2006 11:41:45 GMT -5
Again I'm not sure whether to post this here or make a seperate thred. I just finished watching my very first Riff-trax, one of the Star-Trek Movies. Wow was it good! As good as any of the Mst3k movies in my opinion. I rarely laughed so hard in my life. It was so good, I felt like I needed a ciggerette afterwards.
And there lies my problem. I'm scared to try any of the Mike Singletons (He was riffing with Kevin in Star-Trek). I can't imagine Mike, or anybody for that matter, being funny by themselves in the theater or the riff-trax room or whatever they use. I kind of want to try Road House, but the Mike and Kevin team worked soooo well. I don't want to be let down. I know it's only two bucks for Riff-trax and another two for the rental. Hardly a fortune ...but still.
How good are the Singletons? Shouldn't I stick with Mike and Kevin or Mike and Bill?
As I posted in the previous page, I thought Road House was fantastic. While I would agree that having Kevin or Bill along for the ride would only help, don't be scared to give Road House a try. It is truly hilarious stuff.
Post by Jackie Frost on Oct 25, 2006 19:17:08 GMT -5
Gammer, I just visited your website. Very nice. I may use it as a guide even though you only gave Star-Trek three and a half stars. I thought Star-Trek was a 5 star episode if there ever was one. I know, I know ...when I grow up I'll be able to make my own Riff-trak review site and then I could put any star-rating I wish. Until then ....
I liked Star Trek rifftrax, but I just didn't get the same laughs out of it like others. I've only watched it once, so maybe I should watch it again and see if being in a different mood changes my mind.
Post by Jackie Frost on Nov 6, 2006 10:31:32 GMT -5
Well I just finished my first singltary Riff-trax with Cocktail. I was real nervous at first (for reasons stated in the above posts) but you know something? It wasn't that bad. Certianly it could have benefited from a Kevin or a Bill, but still laughed a lot. In fact I laughed more in Cocktail then I did in Halloween (Halloween's still a fine episode.)
Now I'm ready to sink my teeth into some more Rifftrax, since the Mike-doing-it-alone is safe.
A really good Rifftrax, but it felt a little slow in a couple spots, but it was great to hear Kevin Murphy and Mike riffing a movie together. Not as great as some of the MST3K movies, but then I have to wonder if part of the charm of the episodes are my not having seen the movie first.
I'll have to try a Rifftrax on a movie I haven't seen sometime to test this theory.
Post by Rotting Elvis on Nov 12, 2006 18:57:36 GMT -5
Well, I've watched 5 so far: Crossroads Roadhouse Star Trek V The Matrix Halloween
and the only one I thought was all that funny was Crossroads. I don't think they're putting enough time into writing the jokes for them. The lines from the Matrix contest winning entry sounded really forced as well.
Also, watching Halloween made me realize just how bad that movie really is.
Do you still need a copy of volume 10? I've got one with your name on it -
I always had a soft spot for this movie and I don't know why. Everytime I watch it I'm more annoyed by the "in it for the paycheck" level performances of Oldman and Willis. Say what you will about the annoying shrill of Chris Tucker, but I'll take him over Oldman + let's spin the wheel of lame accents + chewing the scenery any day. Anyways... maybe it was the corny production design that gives me the soft spot... it certainly wasn't the overmatched Tiny Lister or an embarrased, bumbling Ian Holm. Yea... why do I like a movie where the only two decent performances are from a barely speaking model and the guy from Friday in drag? I have no idea... but I do.
As far as the Rifftrax... pretty good stuff, but I didn't think it was up to the level of Road House or Star Trek V. I personally didn't mind the Disembaudio banter, but the Federline jokes started out stale and never got any better. In general tho, the riffs are delivered at a consistent pace even if there aren't a ton of laugh out loud moments. Overall, it was a pretty funny rewatch of an old guilty pleasure.