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My theater was a third full at best. Enthusiastic audience. Didn't care for the pre-show music. I want Mike, Kevin, or Bill on vocals. Short was quite weird. The movie was the hoot it always is. Fun to watch it with people who'd never seen it before. Well riffed despite the few flubs. I think it was a notch above NOTLD but a tad beneath Starship Troopers.
I had a good time. My theater was packed. They showed it in two auditoriums. That's the second time my theater's done this -- I think Birdemic was a 2-auditorium show as well. Rifftrax doesn't have to worry about support from NYC.
The pre-show music was a disappointment. Some of it was even annoying. I'm not too fond of "novelty" Christmas songs anyway.
I loved the short. Where do they find these crazy Christmas shorts? I was worried that they'd dig up a "Norman" Christmas short, but thankfully they didn't. (It would be a hoot if one existed, though. If you want a poster boy for seasonal holiday depression, it's Norman.) As for the movie, the riffing was solid, although not quite up to the level of the MST3K episode. Still a lot of fun, though. The segment with Chochem got a lot of laughs in my theater, as did the part with the Martian pulling the levers that landed the ship.
All in all, a fun evening.
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God, the lever pulling scene as they boys casually point out how oddly Voldar is staring at the guy got the biggest laugh of the show. I had tears in my eyes, personally. So odd that it took three different riffs of the same movie to actually point that odd moment out.
I was glad there wasn't a Norman short, to be honest. Norman is funny and all, but he was starting to die of over-saturation. I needed a break and they provided a nice one.
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I also never noticed how Voldar stared at, Rigna was it?, pulling the landing levers.
Fun night, good riffing. MST3K version is still my favorite, though. I mentioned over at Satellite News that nothing could top the line, "Tonight, I'm a space pirate - permission to come aboard!" And I also liked in the original how they made fun of the Martian's names - "Ringworm! Crankcase! Lubejob!"
But the Rifftrax version was still fun and I'm glad I went to it.
Heh, if they really wanted to pander to the audience, they could've wished everyone a Patrick Swayze Christmas. Edit: And they could've added, "If that's okay."
Last Edit: Dec 9, 2013 20:46:54 GMT -5 by crowschmo
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Heh, if they really wanted to pander to the audience, the could've wished everyone a Patrick Swayze Christmas.
Or even play the song.... Of course they may run into trouble with that since it features Joel and Trace.
I too was surprised at the Landing Leg scenes that I had never noticed them. Those scenes got huge laughs from our theater too.
One riff that will always be missed for me is actually from the CT version. When the children first meet Santa and they're all laughing maniacally, Dropo does a little happy dance and Frank says: "The end...DAMNIT!!!"
Chochem's scene was a hoot! I think that was the funniest I'd ever seen that one. I wish they'd do some encores in January like they did last year, now that they're showing close by to me I'd try to see them all.