Post by demoniclambertobava on May 14, 2021 3:15:32 GMT -5
I don't have any problem with Invasion of the Neptune Men as an episode, and certainly none with Wizards II. I thought that was a quality episode of Season 11 and I didn't feel they overstepped any supposed line. I don't find any particular difference tonally between the goofiness of Wizards II and the goofiness of Hobgoblins.
The point is, people's mileage may vary, but getting in Internet knife fights over whether or not Neptune Men or whatever else is a watchable episode of the silly puppet show is incredibly stupid.
Laserblast is a pretty good episode. All of Season 7 is pretty good. I think my favorite of the season is Deathstalker.
Of all the episodes in season 7 my least favorite is probably Brute Man. It's not one of my least favorite episodes but it's below season 7's average.
But, like all of my least favorite episodes, I try not to focus on it or watch it. Why engage with something you don't enjoy and you know will always be unpleasant? I just tend to ignore it and focus on things I do enjoy.
I'd say that's pretty good advice for everyone.
The Brute Man is kind of the shortest giant. I know why people dont like that much. All the Season 7 episodes were damn solid.
Post by dudehitscar on May 14, 2021 9:16:49 GMT -5
Once in a lifetime you'll come across a film that truly captures the history and cultural distinctions of the modern world the way a person can subjectively perceive it through our guided field of perspective. I have to admit, I had my doubts when I first learned of the movie. After all, Plan Bee? Will this movie even be good? How ignorant was I to even have these thoughts. Little did I know I was about to indulge in what may have been the best 2 hours and 21 minutes of my life. The movie started out strong. The opening scenes enticed the audience with a captivating enigma. I was so taken aback from the next-generation animation that I almost didn't even realize the underlying symbolism in the ongoing scenes. It wasn't until my twenty sixth viewing of the movie where I finally got my bearings together and was able to focus on the gripping and labyrinthine stratagem. The underlying analogy for 19th century distopianism and the evangelical deviation of typical orthodoxy was enlightening to say the least. Just when I thought the movie could not get any better, the increasing conflict before the climax began. I could not believe the complexity of the story as the main bee protagonist, Bellza, struggled with the everyday endeavors for a quintessential bee such as the consistent up- hill altercation of the fight against misogyny and the fiscal synergy of opposing interplanetary dynamisms. There I was, gripping to my chair as the conflict of the movie began. I was so enticed by the movie that I felt as if I was both practically and relatively apart of the movie. This is a special kind of high that not even the strongest of drugs can give you. Was I part of the movie? Am I inside the movie right now? This movie will leave you questioning existential nihilism and the objective skepticism of our perceived valuation of anthropological existence. At this point in the film, I was fully intoxicated by the avant-garde animated art style. That's when the plot finally aggrandized and I was completely stupefied. You could have lived a thousand years of isolation trying to predict the plot twist and you would never even scratch the surface of what actually transpires in the movie. I was so bewildered that I actually had to pause the movie so that my existential crisis didn't dive too deep inside of myself. Even pausing the movie was surreal. It's almost as if life paused with the movie. I felt as though I had actually become a cinematic tangent quantum. The effects are still wearing off and I haven't been able to watch the movie in several years. I spent the following seven years afraid of what outside of my house actually looks like. Every single day and night I live in misery because I became fully aware that happiness is never achievable. I realized that human life has absolutely no meaning and that no matter what I ever do, it is of complete unimportance and in years from now, no recollection of my existence will prevail, meaning that if I died years ago, died now, or die sometime in the future it will not matter whatsoever to anyone. But, then again, the fact that I'm living doesn't matter either so I might as well stick around for awhile, living in complete isolation, condemned to a life of traumatic memories and a completely corrupted sub-conscience. Plan Bee literally ruined my life. 10/10
I recently heard an interview with Joe Bob Briggs, and he shed some light on the whole movie hosting process. Channels would add hosts to movies that had no value, in an attempt to get people to watch. Interesting, and makes sense. Literally turning lemons into lemonade.
So, by that basic standard, any "bad" movie, cheesy movies, the worst we can find, would fit into the general aesthetic of MST3K. As long as it's "bad," it works.
It should be something that you wouldn't watch otherwise. Now that, is entirely subjective. Yet, universal, as we accept cheesy movies as cheesy movies. There might be someone out there claiming Red Zone Cuba is high art, but you get what I mean.