The lack of a short can be attributed to both the length of the movie and the fact that it won't go VOD. Starship Troopers didn't have one and I didn't expect one here either.
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Sky, I think it's more a problem with modern movies and the audio mixing in modern releases. I've found often that anything made in the last 20 years, the action is incredibly loud, and the straight dialogue scenes are really low. In order to hear the dialogue the movie had to be turned up, and that had a negative impact on the riffing.
I had the same problems with the Star Wars riffs in the riff player. I played with the audio mixing and one or the other was always too loud. It's why I usually avoid the more modern movies (riffing or non)
Not that anyone gives a flying fish icon, but I really enjoyed this one! I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to MST3k, RIFFTRAX and the like, so I like all of 'em, but this is a tough movie, in my opinion, so I thought the riffs were exceptional given the material they had to work with. I hate this movie so much--and though I think it more than deserves a good ribbing--or knifing--its just not a fun movie due to the tons of mind-numbing "action". I have not seen it since it was first released and it is even more painful now… but the Rifftrax gang were riffing on all cylinders and l enjoyed this one a great deal--including the stupid "action" sequences. I liked this one better than Sharknado. I wasn't looking forward to Sharknado either, but--again--enjoyed it much more than I anticipated despite the movie.
The crappy thing is not being able to relive these big budget movie riffing memories. I know they'll release a studio MP3 of this, but Its kind of sad that we'll never get the chance to view any of the big studio movies in the LIVE format ever again. Err, well, the recorded LIVE version of the showing. I regularly watch the LIVE versions more than the VOD versions now… I loved the studio MP3 release of Birdemic, but I really love watching the Birdemic LIVE version instead.
I went to Nashville for the Rifftrax LIVE: Manos cause Nashville is only a couple hours away, and I was planning on going to the Anaconda LIVE event since it is close to my birthday… but then they decided to do it in Durham. I'd like to visit Durham, but I'll probably pass, cause that's about 5-6 hours away.
As a Godzilla fan, this is what I and many others wanted for years. Perhaps I feel it could've been better, but then I had such high expectations for this. Still, a great show, and not just a little cathartic.
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I planned to go to the replay tonight but it didn't work out.
Go to Durham, sirhamhat. Don't be a wimp! Bring the family, spend a couple days in the triangle. There's plenty to do in the area.
haha! Honestly, I've been debating it back and forth… especially after they announced they still had tickets, because I've actually always wanted to go to Durham. The only thing that is keeping me from going is I'm hoping they are doing Ice Cream Bunny from Nashville (which is MUCH closer to me) and we will just be getting back from a long California coast road trip around that time, and all of that traveling will be too much for my lazy butt.
Post by Monophylos on Sept 8, 2014 23:39:54 GMT -5
Belated response, but I was slightly disappointed by this one. I can't point to anything definite, but "Starship Troopers" was definitely a funnier experience. Maybe the dreariness of the movie dragged things down; "Independence Day", a more energetic movie, also made for a better Rifftrax.
And God is "Godzilla" dreary. How did Emmerich go from ID4 to that? Not that ID4 wasn't idiotic but it was fun in its idiocy. There was lots of action and some decent character acting. "Godzilla" gave us rain, rotting fish and Matthew Broderick's failure to register a single convincing emotion. Jean Reno's the only one trying and the movie sticks him behind the wheel of a taxi for the last ten minutes. Ugh.