Yeah, I’ve only seen The Mads’ version so far. It was pretty funny.
Also, I just got back from watching RT’s version of Sumuru. I feel like they already said it all in MST3K’s Angels’ Revenge.
“This movie is offensive to one-celled animals.”
They get that it’s misogynist, yet they’re still doing that mildest version of “No homo” when they make fun of the cops for wearing shorts. Just the normal kind, too. Not Daisy Dukes. Fellas, the U.S. and Canada are probably the only countries left in the world where businessmen are prevented from going to work in shorts when it’s blazingly hot and humid out. You just sound jealous.
So where does one stream Cats, anyway? I don’t want to sully my search history with the question, but I’m gonna need to watch it somehow to get to the sweet Rifftraxy center. (This is ALMOST as bad as having to face the video rental lady to get High School Musical.)
I watched it at Prime, when I had Prime. I went to see if my library carries it, nope, it’s a movie so bad they won’t sully their shelves with it (same deal with Jonah Hex and the 2015 Fantastic Four flick)
It wasn’t great but it wasn’t unwatchable, unlike Cats, that one hurt, hurt bad.
Actually, one of the best Hex’s on screen was an animated short, that was a little too short. I think you could have expanded that to a half hour, 45-minute special, and had yourself a pretty good flick.
The If Mirrors Could Speak short really ticked me off. Not because of the riffing. I think it was fine. But it’s that painful subgenre of shorts which define non-conformity at school as a sin for which the square peg basically gets all the blame.
In earlier incarnations like The Snob (which is a whole 'nother rant I’ll get to some other day), the short-crafters would make some token effort at saying Well, maybe someone else contributed to the malefactor’s issues and maybe an authority figure could help, but probably not. By this time, no one even bothered that much anymore. [sigh] Could the little girl be stealing milk because she’s hungry and poor? Could the little boy be sad all the time because of a dying parent? Who cares?! Just put them in hideous clown makeup, encourage their peers to badger and mock them, and call it a day.
Gah! If the subliminal message was that childhood inherently sucks, that I could go along with. But I don’t think it was. Maybe it was, Teachers, let the kids be a law unto themselves. The well-being of one undeserving little weirdo has nothing to do with you. (Also credible, when I think back on surviving that age.)
After suffering through this, I chose Damaged Goods to cheer myself up. Yes, the venereal disease short was, comparably, an inspiring experience. At least the poor doofus who went to the doctor actually got medical help instead of a heap of clown makeup, name-calling and condescension.
The riffers storm right out of the gate with a clever alternative scenario of how the story could go if the “stars” weren’t a bunch of bored/boring alcoholic leches. The only problem is that it’s tough to maintain that level through the whole thing. Though we do learn more than anyone should about which musical instruments are the most sexy in the land of professional riffing. Oh, and I’m not an expert on old cars, but that’s one sweet convertible our soon-to-be human petri dishes are in at the start and finish.