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Title: Thoughts?
Post by: Variety of Cells on September 22, 2006, 06:23:34 PM
Being the first to post that has watched it I suppose I'm obligated to make a thoughts thread. 

I like it.  It was good to hear Bill's voice again.  I wasn't wowed by it, but I was thoroughly entertained.  And I can no longer take the word Cerebro or Magneto seriously.

I don't think the whole "riffing a good movie" thing turned out to be much of a problem.  Kind of a Y2Kesque problem.  The jokes were just focused more towards the situations and characters and puns vs crappy acting or directing.   

EDIT:  I don't mean to imply that the acting or directing was good, it just wasn't crappy.  Also, I would have said my favorite riff, but I have no idea how to spell it.  It's what Alpha 5 would always say on power rangers, sounds kinda like "I I I"  but with some Y's in there.  Any way... it was funny.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Mrbnatural on September 22, 2006, 07:31:07 PM
I enjoyed it. thought they got a little too obsessed with the Cerebro/magneto joke, but ah well.

my favorite line was actually near the end, when Wolverine gives Rogue his dog tags, and says "I'll want these back"

Bill: "And so help you god if you lose them... so help you god... SO. HELP. YOU. GOD." heh... cracked me up.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: mrbasehart on September 22, 2006, 09:08:13 PM
I thought it started out really great.  The riffing on the dark opening of the movie was hilarious and their pot-shots at Canada were also highly amusing.  I agree that the running Cerebro gag got a little old, however and it became patchy towards the end.  Loved the references to MST3k though  ;D

Up until I watched this with the rifftrax, I never realised how much of the movie takes place besides someone on a hospital gurney or how much of an "indoors" movie it is.

Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: AvestheFox on September 22, 2006, 09:30:25 PM
of the reviews I've heard so far, I cant wait to watch it myself.. tomarrow morning will be a morning of X-Men and Rifftrax

it will be a morning unlike any other!
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Wiseblood on September 22, 2006, 10:26:32 PM
Until they brought it up in this Rifftrax, it never really occurred to me how not just Mystique's, but most portrayals of shapeshifting powers don't really make a whole lot of sense.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Variety of Cells on September 22, 2006, 10:36:04 PM
I partly disagree.  I don't know anything about X men, but this is how I'd explain it.  She has the ability to reorganize the matter that makes up her body into anything.  This would allow her to create clothes and weapons and what not.  But, technically she shouldn't be able to make more mass than she has to begin with.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 22, 2006, 10:43:03 PM
Makes a lot more sense than controling the weather.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: MrTorso on September 23, 2006, 12:22:12 AM
To me it started off really slow. The last third of the movie really picked up. Not my favorite Rifftrax of all time but well worth the $3.


Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Jocko Homo on September 23, 2006, 02:26:06 AM
You can tell that Mike doesn't have any kids or he would have done a Y?gi? (http://imdb.com/title/tt0249327/) joke...

Actually, I didn't like this Rifftrax so much.  It had a couple of good jokes but it felt like it didn't have as many as some of the other movies...
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Joe Don Faker on September 23, 2006, 03:38:19 AM
You can tell that Mike doesn't have any kids or he would have done a Y?gi? (http://imdb.com/title/tt0249327/) joke...

Heh.   Mike should break it to his kids that they don't really exist, the next time they piss him off royally.  I think we can all agree, kids have it coming to them.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Gamera on September 23, 2006, 08:30:22 AM
I love this Trax!  Corbett is hysterical.  "Its the Museum of Feet" and "Giant mane of red pubic hair" are forever etched in my memory.

Rifftrax, I thank you.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: slap1328 on September 23, 2006, 10:12:45 AM
Hi-Larious once again. I cannot wait until all Bill and Kevin join Mike for a three-way. Keep them coming!

GO DODGERS

THINK BLUE
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: WaffleTron on September 23, 2006, 10:17:14 AM
I'm surprised with all the non positive feedback.  This is my 3rd Rifftrax purchase, and by far my favorite so far.  Of the 3 I've bought, my order would be:

X-Men
Star Trek V
Roadhouse

There were so many good lines in this one.

"Up up and a gay"
"Magnificent" "MAGNETOCENT!"
"Eatbirdo"
"How did she grow a cape???!!!"

and my brother and I loved the whole Magneto Cerebro thing.

-andreW
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: DonCaballero on September 23, 2006, 12:36:29 PM
"Brains A-Poppin'"

I'm glad I wasn't eating when I heard that line, I would not be alive right now otherwise.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Msampo on September 23, 2006, 01:51:05 PM
Best riffs:

"Sir, I caught a grasshopper! Look!"
"Formerly known as the 13-stripe ground squirrel."
"It's sort of a Hogwarts Montasorri."
"Can I make you lumpy ice ball? Or...?"
"...except your sphincter. Don't relax that."
"Soundtrack?? Is there something you're trying tell us?"
"It's the museum of feet!"
"More exciting hospital gurney action!"

Sampo (Cerebro! Magneto!)
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: fortytwice on September 23, 2006, 02:18:42 PM
loved it.  its great hearing bill riff again.

"Stu... the hairless thug"
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: MrCyNic on September 23, 2006, 03:50:15 PM
I'm just glad we were finally able to get beyond Thunderdome...

A couple of nicely judged nods to the MST3K crowd, and strong comedic chemistry between the riffers. I couldn't really have asked for much more.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: PlayMSTie on September 23, 2006, 04:57:43 PM
And you can tell Bill's been doing his homework -- he resurrected Mike's "oily rags" riff from XXX!  ;D
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: starfighter on September 23, 2006, 05:10:28 PM
  It's weird coming to this Rifftrax as a comics fan.  When Mike is making up names for more members of the original group and says Mr. Bouncy, I'm thinking that Beast is a much better name.  During Stan Lee's cameo, I was wishing they were fans enough to acknowledge him and use him as part of a joke.
   I'm glad they did eventually give it up on the -o names, Cerebro, Magneto,etc. but they should have remembered that they have one of those as part of Rifftrax, Disembaudio!!
   My favorite line was based on Senator Kelly but turned to a Mike riff, "I'm pale and I have a slight paunch, so sue me!"  Nice of Bill to point that out!
   Have to go. The Hulk is in the new episode of the Fantastic Four cartoon on CN. I have my priorities.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Road_Element on September 23, 2006, 05:21:48 PM
Personally i got really bored with the same jokes that came up over and over again. You know like the  Magneto Cerebro thing, Just like a real whatever, the nameio jokes & the Mystique jokes. It might be that i am comic fan that i didnt find those all that funny. Not that it was bad. But i kinda found alot the jokes to be bland. Not that i didnt laugh. But it just wasnt Laugh out load funny like Crossroads, Road House and Star Trek V. Overall i would put this one down there with The Fifth Element.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Variety of Cells on September 23, 2006, 05:37:55 PM
Careful, you guys might make Mike cry.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: starfighter on September 23, 2006, 06:30:53 PM
  No, no, I'm not saying I didn't like it, but this is the first time they've done a movie that I liked and that does make it harder  to appreciate the funny.  I'm well aware of the plot holes in super-hero movies but that really doesn't make them any different than any other type of movie.
   As a couple of examples, look at the current movie "Little Miss Sunshine"  I thought it was excellent, but you have to accept that the parents were clueless as to Olive's routine for the pagaent plus you have to accept that the son had gone several years with never a hint of being color-blind.  (I'm trying not to make these "spoilers.")  I think of both of these plot-points as being as far-fetched as Mystique's shape-shifting abilities and just want to point out how most movies demand some degree of "suspension of disbelief."  I suppose this just means that I'm being as defensive about this movie as any Fangoria reader taking offense at jokes about "Attack of the Giant Leeches."  So sue me.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Pak-Man on September 23, 2006, 07:30:51 PM
Hi-Larious once again. I cannot wait until all Bill and Kevin join Mike for a three-way. Keep them coming!

GO DODGERS

THINK BLUE

We ARE talking about Riffing, right? ;^)
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Road_Element on September 23, 2006, 07:37:09 PM
Well its not that i didnt find it funny at all either. But when your dealing with a comic movie especially not a bad one. Comics are kind of a fantasy and being so you kind of have to stretch your imagination to believe that a guy could have metal on his skeleton. Dose it make any sense. Hell no. But that half the fun of comics. Overall i did laugh quite a bit. Its just i didnt laugh as much as i did with the other. Its to bad mike & bill arent fans. I mean it would be nice if they said something at the Stan Lee cameo. Like "Look there Stan Lee, Hes not in shock, Hes just died" or "i think Stan Lee just peed his pants". Also there could have been some Jack Kirby jokes. like "Jack Kirby must have been so high when he was drawing this". Anyways i not saying its bad. I did find it funny. Just maybe not as funny was i could have been.  But its probably more funny to people who dont get into comics.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Tarantulas on September 23, 2006, 10:35:32 PM
Best Rifftrax to date?  YES, yes sir it is.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Variety of Cells on September 23, 2006, 10:45:11 PM
Don't stop there.  Tell us why you like it so much.  I honestly want to know.

EDIT:  Especially when there are people who disagree with you. 
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: SaucyRossy on September 23, 2006, 10:49:23 PM
X-men is tied for the best rifftrax for me with Roadhouse. (I have not seen STV or Crossroads yet)
It was just great, I LOVED the Cerebro and Magneto gag. Me and my friends started saying it over and over after watching it.

Also Bill's line after Cyclops asks Wolverine if he wanted to wear yellow spandex was PERFECT. "Marvel comic fans everywhere heart rates just doubled!"

Because when I saw X-men in theatres I literally yelled YES at the screen....i know im a geek.

But all in all I thought it was absolutely hilarious and it makes me extremely excited for Top Gun.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Tarantulas on September 23, 2006, 10:59:04 PM
I mostly liked it for the interaction between Mike and Bill.

The "Magneto / Cereobro" jokes wore thin after a while....

Its an enjoyable movie to watch, so it made for a good riff.

They did take the tasteful way out with the opening scenes, I'm sure Zachsmind would be proud.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Pak-Man on September 23, 2006, 11:25:57 PM
I'm also going best Rifftrax Ever. The riffing was right up there with some of the best MST3Ks. The running gags, the subtle in-jokes, naming Professor X "Rolley," the awesome back-and-forth. Rifftrax has found its voice! :^)
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: SaucyRossy on September 24, 2006, 12:14:52 AM
yeah i guess the Cerebro/Magneto thing could bother some people...but not me nor my friends. We loved that gag. The whole thing was great and Bill had great timing. I havent seen STV yet so i will reserve judgement as to which was better.

But now I am as Im sure most of you are dying for a rifftrax with Bill, Kevin, and Mike all on the same trax....maybe there teasing us and leading up to it.

Or maybe they just havent all had the time to do it together either way...iMake it so.





PleasE?
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: PlayMSTie on September 24, 2006, 05:14:05 AM

They did take the tasteful way out with the opening scenes, I'm sure Zachsmind would be proud.

Yeah.  :D I wondered how they were going to manage there. They handled it really well, in my opinion.

That "Marvel fans' heart rates doubled" was a riot.  ;D

Also "CGI-yi-yi-yi!"

"I out-Britished him by a mile."

"Eatbirdo!"

They really lost an opportunity, though, by failing to comment on Anna Paquin's now-you-hear-it-now-you-don't Southern accent. That would have been a hundred times funnier than references to Hugh Jackman starring on Broadway, I think.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: gammer on September 24, 2006, 06:02:04 AM
For those that didnt think this was funny, you're not alone. I thought this rifftrax was of the same caliber as xXx; it was ok. But thats what I was expecting before going into it.

Like I've said before, I think the movies that work with rifftrax are the ones that are cheesy/bad to begin with...like Road House, Cocktail, Crossroads.

I bet Top Gun will be funier then Xmen because its much more cheesier.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: JonnyFrag on September 24, 2006, 07:12:56 AM
  No, no, I'm not saying I didn't like it, but this is the first time they've done a movie that I liked and that does make it harder  to appreciate the funny.  I'm well aware of the plot holes in super-hero movies but that really doesn't make them any different than any other type of movie.
   As a couple of examples, look at the current movie "Little Miss Sunshine"  I thought it was excellent, but you have to accept that the parents were clueless as to Olive's routine for the pagaent plus you have to accept that the son had gone several years with never a hint of being color-blind.  (I'm trying not to make these "spoilers.")  I think of both of these plot-points as being as far-fetched as Mystique's shape-shifting abilities and just want to point out how most movies demand some degree of "suspension of disbelief."  I suppose this just means that I'm being as defensive about this movie as any Fangoria reader taking offense at jokes about "Attack of the Giant Leeches."  So sue me.

Attack of the Giant Leeches is one of the BEST horror films made in it's time! How dare you offend the Fango crowd!


Just kidding.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: PlayMSTie on September 24, 2006, 08:44:50 AM
I guess it worked to my advantage that I'm not a comics reader, although a friend of mine invites me to a lot of comic book movies, so I've seen my fair share.

Maybe Mike should try his hand at Daredevil or Hulk --- from what I hear, comics readers and non-comics readers alike hated those! (And think of the Ben Affleck jokes in the first scenario!)
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Road_Element on September 24, 2006, 09:26:03 AM
Well the hulk bored me to death. So It could deffently could use some improvement. As for Daredevil. The original cut of the movies wasnt anything good. So if mike wants to. But the Directors cut was pretty good. I mean the Directors cut is almost a totally different movie. But dont forget Batman & Robin, Superman 3&4, The Phantom,  89 Punisher. But anyways your probably right. Being a non-reader probably helps. I did find the jokes funny and i probably would have find them more funny if i didnt read comics. Its just alot of the jokes where pointed-out the obvious. You know, the names, the costumes, the powers. For a comic fan, We know all this stuff is silly. We just look past it. Im not saying its bad and it was funny. Maybe it just wasnt that funny for me.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 24, 2006, 09:31:26 AM
As for Daredevil. The original cut of the movies wasnt anything great. So if mike wants to. But the Directors cut was pretty good.

He took the movie out?
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Road_Element on September 24, 2006, 09:36:44 AM
Where?
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Edward J Grug III on September 24, 2006, 09:40:55 AM
What?
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 24, 2006, 09:43:00 AM
he took the movie out for a night of dinner and dancing in down town san antonio.  They had a lovely evening at the local dueling piano bar, howl at the moon, and then they both went and got blasted at the hard rock cafe, they both admit the rest of the night was a "blur" and niether one of them are quite sure how they found themselves alone in a hotel room the next morning covered in ice cream toppings.  They try to think of that night as little as possible.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: PlayMSTie on September 24, 2006, 09:46:48 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: RandyMistie on September 24, 2006, 10:44:01 AM
Liked it.  Hearing Bill Corbett was a real treat.  Not my favorite, but there were some real laughs.  It is hard to riff a movie that is so well directed.  Really, you can have problems with the writing and some of the performances but Singer is a great director.  There were times when I was so caught up in the movie that I missed some of the riffing and that never happened to me with the others.

The bottom line is, Bill was great, Mike was great; I would have really liked to hear some Disembaudio interaction but it was very cool, all around.  I can't wait for Top Gun!

(Oh, and the MST3K references in the beginning were well worth the price of admission!)
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Pak-Man on September 24, 2006, 12:22:50 PM
The Cerebro/Magneto gag followed a long tradition of silly running gags in MST history.

To quote Garfield (The cat) from his hit saturday morning cartoon show, "If a joke isn't funny, just repeat it over and over again. Then it becomes a running gag!" :^)
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: MrCyNic on September 24, 2006, 01:01:15 PM
I'm an unashamed comics reader (and writer, now that my Starship Troopers strip's been published). I don't read much in the way of superhero stuff, but I certainly don't shy away from it just because it can be silly at times. Garth Ennis' "Punisher" and "The Boys" are on my monthly list, as is Warren Ellis' hilarious "Nextwave".

None of that damages my enjoyment of a good Rifftrax, though. There have been some awful movie adaptations of comics, and they deserve no softer treatment than Cocktail or Crossroads (I'd definitely throw in a vote for "Hulk" getting the Rifftrax treatment). However, there have also been some quite extraordinary ones ("Sin City" and "A History of Violence" spring to mind). I guess I'm a little saddened that there are people who will go and see a "comics movie" who would never even consider reading a comic - as if the adaptation process somehow legitimises the material for them. That, I think, is a great shame. On the other hand, anything that raises the profile of the medium is ultimately a good thing. If one viewer walks into a comics shop after seeing an adaptation then I'd mark that in the "Win" column.

Sorry - rambling a bit. Back on topic: I think X-Men was basically a well made film, with enough points of contact with the source material to satisfy the comics crowd without totally alienating the outsiders. These same factors made it, for me, a decent candidate for a Rifftrax. As others have pointed out, much of Mike and Bill's humour played on factors that most comics-literate viewers have lived with for decades - but once in a while I like to see how things look from the outside.

Cheers,

Cy.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: PlayMSTie on September 24, 2006, 06:19:58 PM
Quote
The Cerebro/Magneto gag followed a long tradition of silly running gags in MST history.

"Chief!" "McCloud!"  ;)

Quote
I guess I'm a little saddened that there are people who will go and see a "comics movie" who would never even consider reading a comic - as if the adaptation process somehow legitimises the material for them.

I wouldn't have put it like that, exactly. I may not read comics, but I don't consider that they need legitimizing. I'm perfectly fine with their existence and the fact that they have lots of fans; I just don't happen to be all that interested in them personally. Just like I'm fine with the existence of football, but you're not going to see me sitting down to watch a game. I am interested in movies, so I go and see all different kinds.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: MrCyNic on September 25, 2006, 01:43:43 AM
I wouldn't have put it like that, exactly. I may not read comics, but I don't consider that they need legitimizing. I'm perfectly fine with their existence and the fact that they have lots of fans; I just don't happen to be all that interested in them personally. Just like I'm fine with the existence of football, but you're not going to see me sitting down to watch a game. I am interested in movies, so I go and see all different kinds.

You make an entirely valid point, and (in case it wasn't obvious) I in no way meant to criticise non-comics readers.

I was refering in a more general sense to what I feel is the misconception of comics as an intrinsically inferior medium. To me, sequential art is a powerful and often beautiful form, equally capable of narrative and non-narrative expression, and with far greater artistic potential than is often appreciated. What saddens me is that the perceived artistic status of the medium can act as a barrier discouraging people from testing the water. I guess the insular nature of the industry itself is partly to blame for this. We have our own specialist stores, little mainstream visibility and, in the minds of the wider public, a single dominant genre. It's almost as if we're afraid to be taken seriously. Personally, I'd like to see comics reduce their dependence on the superhero genre and continue to diversify and widen their appeal - which is why I have no objection to "sharing" superheroes with other media.

Cheers,

Cy.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: MightyJack on September 25, 2006, 11:23:50 AM
I've posted my review here... Mighty Jack's X-Men Review (http://www.geocities.com/opheliaskiss01/MightyJack/MJ2/Rifftraxpg2.html#xmen)

Not the strongest effort but I enjoyed it.

As a comic book/movie fan, I loved the Hulk, liked the dirtectors cut of Daredevil, but wouldn't mind a riffing for either. Course if they really want to do a Superhero flick, Supergirl would be a kick because it's like some drug fueled trainwreck.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Road_Element on September 25, 2006, 11:42:20 AM
Course if they really want to do a Superhero flick, Supergirl would be a kick because it's like some drug fueled trainwreck.

That for sure. That was even worse then Superman 4.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Ivan Druzhkov on September 25, 2006, 12:03:28 PM
Well, I enjoyed it, but for some reason I kept having problems with the copy of X-Men 1.5 I bought for this Rifftrax.  For some reason, the DVD kept freezing and refusing to skip to the next chapter.  For the record, I was running the Rifftrax in Media Player and the DVD on Nero Showtime, which came with my PC.  I don't know if it's a problem with the DVD or my machine, but I'll try and check it out this week.

I rather enjoyed the riffing, probably because I'm not as emotionally involved with the Marvel Universe as I am with Star Trek.  I do think the concentration camp scenes at the beginning were handled well by Mike and Bill.  It was funny, but not tasteless.

I do feel I must correct Mike on one matter though.  Patrick Stewart didn't sacrifice his credibility as an actor when he appeared in X-Men.  That actually came about 3-4 years later, when he took on the recurring role as CIA Director Bullock on Seth MacFarlane's American Dad.  Compared to that, X-Men is King Frickin' Lear.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: SmilinJackRoss on September 25, 2006, 12:08:04 PM
I really liked in the beginning when Bill said, "Why don't just we riff over the bus crash in The Sweet Hearafter?"

I felt A few of Bill's riffs were a little more on the edgier side, which is a nice compliment to Mike, who normally wont get too harsh or graphic...but it's a place that Bill doesn't have a problem going to.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Heysie on September 25, 2006, 12:22:05 PM
I agree it was a treat hearing Bill's voice riffing, but I thought this was the weakest Rifftrax. I don't mean to be negative, because I still loved watching it, but I think the others so far have been funnier. It just seemed like the jokes weren't as clever as usual, and I'm getting a little tired of bald jokes. The wolverine stuff was the best material, and the making fun of his muttonchops, but it didn't really carry the movie.  I thought it was a little too mean saying Patrick Stewart sacrificed his dignity, because too many people wouldn't agree, and he does a fine job with the weird role.

I'm not a comics fan or an X-Men fan, but it didn't seem like a horribly-made movie, and that may have been part of the problem. A lot of people really like the movie. It has 80% on Rotten Tomatoes. However, a few other riffed titles don't have super bad Tomato readings--Fifth Element has an astonishing 68%, whereas I found it to be roughly on a par with Space Mutiny.  Top Gun and Road House are not abysmally low on the Tomato reading either. So I guess whether a movie is bad enough to riff actually is a pretty subjective judgement. Still, there are soooooooo many movies that a majority of people find awful, it seems best (funniest) to stick with those.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: FBX on September 25, 2006, 08:00:28 PM
so in other words, they cant all be winners.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: SaucyRossy on September 25, 2006, 08:19:14 PM
No they can all be....and X-men is a winner. I love it. Hate if you want to haters but it was a great addition to rifftrax.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on September 25, 2006, 09:19:03 PM
Oh my GOD!!! They put in a Toad the Wet Sprocket reference!!! They are my favorite band of all time!!!!!! No freakin' way!!!!!!  I can die now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D

I'm so glad Mr. Corbett came aboard. Can't wait to have him back for a second round! Same goes for Mr. Murphy. It may not be the funniest Rifftrak, it may not be non-stop rib-hurting laughs, but it's Mike and Bill doing what they do best. And it's new. And there's more coming...


It just keeps getting better and better...


Now I am compelled to say it...



Hello. My name is Kodiakthejuggler, and I'm a Riffaholic.


Well, Cerebro, I guess.  ;)
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: laivine on September 25, 2006, 09:45:26 PM
It was interesting to listen to this as a person who went to see this movie 5 times in the theatre almost solely on the basis of Hugh Jackman's performance.  Yeah.  I did.  I was a rabid fangirl who completely bought into Wolverine's angst and mysterious backstory...but the "obsession" weakened with the second movie and mostly died out by the third.  And I still found this very funny, laugh-out-loud, completely worth the money, just fun spending time with Mike and Bill, laughing at Storm and the ludicrous aspects of the film. 

So, while I've figured out I can still have a lot of fun watching a movie I, subjectively, think is pretty good get riffed, I agree that it's much more fun when I don't have some kind of baseline investment. 
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Tyrant on September 26, 2006, 12:01:33 PM

  I give this one a definate 8 out of 10. I love the movie. I love Mike and crew. I love riffing. I love Mike and crew riffing a movie I love. It all works.

  I'll agree that some of the jokes got a little tiresome after a while (although I refer mostly to the bald jokes. The Magneto/Cerebro thing was funny every time in my opinion).

  Best of all, this was a movie we didn't have to buy/rent to get. We already had it! Bonus.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: RandyMistie on September 26, 2006, 01:13:23 PM
You know, through out the MST3K run and then on to Rifftraxx, there are a TON of bald jokes that they often run into the ground.  In Star Trek V there was the troll-ish henchman of Sybock that couldn't appear on the screen without a bald joke, for example.  I recently watched a bunch of MST3K eps in a row, (like a hundred over the course of a week) and had a real blast but some of the bald jokes just got out of hand.

I don't know.  I just don't think that's a well they should keep dipping into.  I'm not bald, but, you know, some people just can't help it and some people just look good bald.  I just don't think it's a physical trait that's fun to riff on over and over again.  Afterall, isn't Bill Corbett balding?

Just an observation.  It certainly doesn't ruin my enjoyment of any of the work, past or present.  I just tend to roll my eyes after the 30th bald joke in a two hour movie.  Anybody else notice this?
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: MikeLynch on September 26, 2006, 03:00:24 PM
I think bald jokes are persistently funny because men worry so much about their hair. As someone smarter than me undoubtedly once said, the best comedy comes from pain.

And I say that as one who takes pride in his hair, but is also keenly aware that it's on its way out.
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Post by: Sheik Yerbouti on September 27, 2006, 02:29:06 AM
I'd say that X-Men was my least favorite with Fifth Element being a close second.    I don't think it was a BAD track by any means, there were a few laugh out loud lines, it just seemed like the movie did not give them a lot of material to work with.  I'm glad we'll get another collaboration with Bill soon because it was great to hear him again.  I think X-Men was tough partly because it's a pretty good film as superhero movies go.  I'm sure outright bad movies are easier to write riffs for, but there are plenty of well-loved movies that would lend themselves perfectly for riffing.  How bout the original Star Wars (Episode IV)?  As much as I still love it, it's a riffing gold mine.  I'd gladly pay FIVE dollars to hear Mike, Bill and Kevin have a go at that.
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Post by: Tyrant on September 27, 2006, 11:57:32 AM

   If the art of riffing has taught me anything, it's that all humor has exactly 4 sources, and balding is one of them.
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Post by: Road_Element on September 28, 2006, 09:55:39 AM
Personally i really wish Mike would stick to the worst movies he get his hands on. I mean for me the best Rifftrax have been Road House and Crossroads. They also so happen to be the worst movies that mike has done so far. In other words, the worst the movie the better the Rifftrax.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 28, 2006, 10:02:11 AM
i think youll find top gun will prove that wrong. 
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Post by: kodiakthejuggler on September 28, 2006, 10:40:51 AM
i think youll find top gun will prove that wrong. 

Practically any 80s cheesefest will make for some superb riffing. Especially the ones with Tom Cruise in them.

And they must take themselves seriously. Then it's funnier.
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Post by: Tyrant on September 28, 2006, 11:02:22 AM

  I wonder if it's possible to riff documentaries effectively. Food for thought.....
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Post by: Road_Element on September 28, 2006, 11:25:42 AM
i think youll find top gun will prove that wrong. 

Well i could always be wrong and top gun is pretty bad. Anyways i do enjoy all the rifftrax & think that they are funny in one way or another. Its Just some are funnier than others, thats all.

P.s. as far a riffing Documentaries. I dont know how you can make fun of real avarge people without looking like an ass and i really think that Rifftrax shouldnt become to political. But i guess doing the one about the Spelling Bee wouldnt be that bad.
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Post by: Tyrant on September 28, 2006, 02:30:14 PM

  I always figured riffing documentaries would look alot like the MST3K Shorts.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on September 28, 2006, 08:24:35 PM
lol lets riff supersize me.  that would be hilarious. 
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Post by: Hank on September 30, 2006, 11:53:16 PM
My 2 favorite lines (because of the inside jokes):

Spoiler: Copy and paste in Reply window or text editor to view


Door closes after X-Men title logo, a la MST3K runway doors
Bill: "That looks familiar..."

MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI
The not too distant future
Bill: "Not too dis- Why does that look familiar?"


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Post by: Bipolar:Bear on October 03, 2006, 02:03:25 AM
Let me just say that their call-back to the Thunderdome joke:  "Can't we just get BEYOND Thunderdome?" Was brilliant! 

Also, does anyone remember which episode that made refer to this running gag?
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Post by: MrTorso on October 03, 2006, 02:24:18 AM
Let me just say that their call-back to the Thunderdome joke:  "Can't we just get BEYOND Thunderdome?" Was brilliant! 

Also, does anyone remember which episode that made refer to this running gag?


The prologue of Episode 706 - Laserblast the bots have Mike tied up.

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Post by: Bipolar:Bear on October 03, 2006, 03:06:05 AM
Thanx MrTorso.  How could I forget it was the episode with claymation aliens and an arm cannon?
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Post by: hariustrk on October 03, 2006, 11:04:55 AM
I'm also going best Rifftrax Ever. The riffing was right up there with some of the best MST3Ks. The running gags, the subtle in-jokes, naming Professor X "Rolley," the awesome back-and-forth. Rifftrax has found its voice! :^)

Rolley had me rolling!

A good one, toss up for me wether I like this or STar Trek V better. When Shattner Falls and they go into the Price Line spiel that had me rolling as well.

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Post by: JohnH on October 04, 2006, 12:57:46 AM
This one is my favorite so far.  Unlike most of you guys, I really didn't like this movie and thought it had it coming all the way through.
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Post by: Rufus T on October 07, 2006, 11:14:57 AM
I am new to the whole concept of rifftrax. X-Men was the first one I purchased. I thought it was hilarious. I'd list some of my favorite riffs but I think they've already been listed by other members. I'm looking forward to all of the other ones. I've always liked X-Men by itself, but Bill and Mike have made it even more enjoyable.
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Post by: Cibernético II on October 07, 2006, 10:45:31 PM
didn't like it that much
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Post by: Argo-Puppy on October 09, 2006, 09:33:35 AM
This is my first one too. After a long and tireless effort to do things the "easy" way, we decided to watch the movie on the computer with the trax playing in the background.

My favorite line, was after Sen. Kelly was talking about how all mutants should be registered and filed and branded. Magneto and Xavier leave the area and I think it was Bill that said "Will you push me really fast down the hallway?" Ohhhhh I died laughing!!!  :D

We didn't watch the rest because it was really late so I'm sure there's more good laughs to come. 
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Post by: M0v13ManDan on October 11, 2006, 01:52:35 PM
i loved it.. one of the funniest ones ive seen in a while
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Post by: Tony Farms AKA Puma Man on October 13, 2006, 06:12:59 AM
I actually thought X-Men was a good movie until I saw this.  Now, it just looks stupid.

The best part to me was when Bill kept asking how Mystique made clothes, claws, and guns out of nowhere.
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Post by: euphoria on October 20, 2006, 06:10:13 PM
Just watched this one.  Bill Corbett has always been my favorite; it was wonderful to hear him again and the interplay between him and Mike is fabulous.  I don't know why, but the line that cracked me up the hardest was after Mike said something about Patrick Swayze in Roadhouse.  There's a little pause, then Bill says in a flat, matter-of-fact tone, "I've never heard of that movie."
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Post by: SaucyRossy on October 26, 2006, 01:38:48 PM
Just watched this one.  Bill Corbett has always been my favorite; it was wonderful to hear him again and the interplay between him and Mike is fabulous.  I don't know why, but the line that cracked me up the hardest was after Mike said something about Patrick Swayze in Roadhouse.  There's a little pause, then Bill says in a flat, matter-of-fact tone, "I've never heard of that movie."

Hahaha yeah that was great. I love Bill he is awesome.
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Post by: torgosPizza on October 26, 2006, 04:17:53 PM
(Oh, and the MST3K references in the beginning were well worth the price of admission!)

'The not too distant future.'  Hmm, that sounds familiar.
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Post by: Rufus T on November 01, 2006, 09:06:32 AM
Rogue: "I kinda like it."
Mike: "Yeah well I don't."

Wolverine: "Sabertooth?"
(professor x smiles and nods)
Mike: "Yes Ron Sabertooth. He's a good guy."
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Post by: Ogami Daigoro on November 05, 2006, 08:37:29 PM
When the boy is playing with the dead jellyfish:

"Mommy, I'm playing with my sneeze!"

That really caught me off guard and had me busting up.
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Post by: Topher on November 06, 2006, 05:04:19 PM
I've watched three so far, Plan 9, The Matrix, And X-Men.  This is my favorite of those.  I thought the cerebro-magneto running gag was great, reminiscent of running gags of MST.   I laughed at most of the jokes, but especially the one's involving professor x.   The borg joke towards the end actually caused me to have to pause and collect myself.  Anyone wanna suggest one they like better than this one? 
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Post by: mrbasehart on November 06, 2006, 05:42:58 PM
Anyone wanna suggest one they like better than this one? 

Point Break and Road House are great for their "cheese" factor.
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Post by: Winterkid on November 12, 2006, 12:26:46 AM
Loved it.  X-Men was a great movie and all, but there was a lot of general fodder with a lot of the movie itself.  I still have yet to see X3, but I think this one WITH the rifftrax will still be my favorite.
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Post by: Minnesota on November 17, 2006, 08:14:49 PM
I actually thought X-Men was a good movie until I saw this.  Now, it just looks stupid.

The best part to me was when Bill kept asking how Mystique made clothes, claws, and guns out of nowhere.

Yup
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Post by: BathTub on November 18, 2006, 07:36:19 AM
The Borg joke is bust-a-gut funny.
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Post by: Keelon on November 21, 2006, 04:59:51 PM
I personally thought the whole "...just like a real wolverine" bit was quite funny.  First Rifftrax btw.
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Post by: davo on November 27, 2006, 02:14:12 PM
Personally i really wish Mike would stick to the worst movies he get his hands on. I mean for me the best Rifftrax have been Road House and Crossroads. They also so happen to be the worst movies that mike has done so far. In other words, the worst the movie the better the Rifftrax.

agreed, with a caveat:

road house is bad in a good way
crossroads is bad in a baaaad way (so it's harder to watch)
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Post by: Amy on December 28, 2006, 01:08:58 PM
They really lost an opportunity, though, by failing to comment on Anna Paquin's now-you-hear-it-now-you-don't Southern accent.
Not to mention Halle Berry's "can you tell me where my accent is from?" accent that she makes a half-hearted attempt at a couple of times during the movie. I noticed she abandoned it completely for the other two movies.

This was my first RiffTrax, and I enjoyed it enough that I'll be downloading more.

Like others here, I LOVED the "beyond thunderdome" bit, especially since I knew it was coming. I also enjoyed the bits about Patrick Stewart wanting a push in his wheelchair and the "just like a real wolverine" jokes. The latter reminded me of Pumaman ("Are pumas also known for their whining?").

Bald jokes are fine, but I guess I didn't find them that funny in this instance because Stewart looks so damn good with no hair! I also thought the cerebro/magneto thing got old.

One gag that I don't think anyone's mentioned in this thread is the nitpicking about how much money the infrastructure in Magneto's headquarters would have cost. That had me cracking up--I'd never thought of that!
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Post by: BathTub on December 28, 2006, 09:08:33 PM
I think as soon as someone mentions Thunderdome, everyone knows what is coming  ;D
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Post by: kodiakthejuggler on December 28, 2006, 09:33:47 PM
They really lost an opportunity, though, by failing to comment on Anna Paquin's now-you-hear-it-now-you-don't Southern accent.
Not to mention Halle Berry's "can you tell me where my accent is from?" accent that she makes a half-hearted attempt at a couple of times during the movie. I noticed she abandoned it completely for the other two movies.

I believe she was still attempting something of an accent in X2, like the scene with Nightcrawler in the X Jet. In X3, she was basically just speaking as Halle Berry.  I guess the new hairdo she was sporting cut her accent ability as well.   ;)

Didn't I mention that she gets her ass beat down in this movie? heh heh
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Post by: ronguidry78 on January 12, 2007, 09:36:12 PM
It's interesting to see all the comic geeks think this was a great movie and are knocked off their horses when Mike and Bill riffed one of their favorite movies. Comic Book movies are cheesy. They always have been. With the possible exception of batman begins, with Chirstopher Nolan directing. Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige. I thought it was funny. Great jokes. Worthy of riffing. American Pyscho, One Hour Photo, American Beauty, Fight Club, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, These are good movies. Comic book movies are just cheese. That's all there is to it.
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Post by: Bus Taker on January 12, 2007, 10:06:53 PM
It's interesting to see all the comic geeks think this was a great movie and are knocked off their horses when Mike and Bill riffed one of their favorite movies. Comic Book movies are cheesy. They always have been. With the possible exception of batman begins, with Chirstopher Nolan directing. Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige. I thought it was funny. Great jokes. Worthy of riffing. American Pyscho, One Hour Photo, American Beauty, Fight Club, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, These are good movies. Comic book movies are just cheese. That's all there is to it.

This was pretty funny RiffTrax!  I have to respectfully disagree though about comic book movies being cheesy.  I enjoyed X-Men, Superman, Fantastic Four, Batman & Robin... :-[  Okay, even if they are cheesy, I like them very much!  Still, very few movies are above riffing.  So outside of Citizen Kane and The Wizard of Oz (maybe) I look forward to ANY movie being riffed.
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Post by: Sharktopus on January 12, 2007, 10:18:30 PM
It's interesting to see all the comic geeks think this was a great movie and are knocked off their horses when Mike and Bill riffed one of their favorite movies. Comic Book movies are cheesy. They always have been. With the possible exception of batman begins, with Chirstopher Nolan directing. Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige. I thought it was funny. Great jokes. Worthy of riffing. American Pyscho, One Hour Photo, American Beauty, Fight Club, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, These are good movies. Comic book movies are just cheese. That's all there is to it.

Saying all comic book movies are cheesy is an extremely presumptuous accusation. Was Road To Perdition cheesy? Ghost World? Art School Confidential? From Hell? A History Of Violence? Tank Girl? Okay, Tank Girl's not a good example... You might as well say all movies adapted from novels are cheesy. Or all movies based on real people.

And American Psycho is easily as cheesy as any comic book movie.
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Post by: Pak-Man on January 12, 2007, 10:42:53 PM
I think Rifftrax has shown me that all movies are cheesy. :^)
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Post by: ronguidry78 on January 12, 2007, 11:58:29 PM
It's interesting to see all the comic geeks think this was a great movie and are knocked off their horses when Mike and Bill riffed one of their favorite movies. Comic Book movies are cheesy. They always have been. With the possible exception of batman begins, with Chirstopher Nolan directing. Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige. I thought it was funny. Great jokes. Worthy of riffing. American Pyscho, One Hour Photo, American Beauty, Fight Club, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, These are good movies. Comic book movies are just cheese. That's all there is to it.

Saying all comic book movies are cheesy is an extremely presumptuous accusation. Was Road To Perdition cheesy? Ghost World? Art School Confidential? From Hell? A History Of Violence? Tank Girl? Okay, Tank Girl's not a good example... You might as well say all movies adapted from novels are cheesy. Or all movies based on real people.

And American Psycho is easily as cheesy as any comic book movie.

A vast majority of them are cheesy. and please don't compare novels to comic books. I am sure Shakespeare or Dickens or any celebrated novelist would cringe at a comparison to comic books. With its wooden uninspired dialogue. Have you ever read American Psycho? You do know it is a book right? Perdition wasn't cheesy it just wasn't good. didn't see ghost world, or art school. Liked from hell, but it's johnny depp. history of violence wasn't cheesy, but again not very good. If you are putting novels adapted and comic books in the same category, then we are in serious trouble. Girl, Interupted, American Psycho, Fear and Loathing, Fight Club all novels. You also need to explain how american psycho is cheesy. did you understand the point (american greed/consumerism)? Concerning the real people movies. Girl, Interupted, Capote, Shattered Glass, Schindler's List, ect. are real people and good movies. The one comic book i did like was Johnny the homicidal maniac.
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Post by: ronguidry78 on January 13, 2007, 12:02:43 AM
It's interesting to see all the comic geeks think this was a great movie and are knocked off their horses when Mike and Bill riffed one of their favorite movies. Comic Book movies are cheesy. They always have been. With the possible exception of batman begins, with Chirstopher Nolan directing. Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige. I thought it was funny. Great jokes. Worthy of riffing. American Pyscho, One Hour Photo, American Beauty, Fight Club, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, These are good movies. Comic book movies are just cheese. That's all there is to it.

This was pretty funny RiffTrax!  I have to respectfully disagree though about comic book movies being cheesy.  I enjoyed X-Men, Superman, Fantastic Four, Batman & Robin... :-[  Okay, even if they are cheesy, I like them very much!  Still, very few movies are above riffing.  So outside of Citizen Kane and The Wizard of Oz (maybe) I look forward to ANY movie being riffed.

Well. I am glad you like them and are able to admit they are cheesy. I agree about no movie being too good to riff. If the riff is funny, who cares.
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Post by: Sharktopus on January 13, 2007, 12:11:22 AM
It's interesting to see all the comic geeks think this was a great movie and are knocked off their horses when Mike and Bill riffed one of their favorite movies. Comic Book movies are cheesy. They always have been. With the possible exception of batman begins, with Chirstopher Nolan directing. Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige. I thought it was funny. Great jokes. Worthy of riffing. American Pyscho, One Hour Photo, American Beauty, Fight Club, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, These are good movies. Comic book movies are just cheese. That's all there is to it.

Saying all comic book movies are cheesy is an extremely presumptuous accusation. Was Road To Perdition cheesy? Ghost World? Art School Confidential? From Hell? A History Of Violence? Tank Girl? Okay, Tank Girl's not a good example... You might as well say all movies adapted from novels are cheesy. Or all movies based on real people.

And American Psycho is easily as cheesy as any comic book movie.

A vast majority of them are cheesy. and please don't compare novels to comic books. I am sure Shakespeare or Dickens or any celebrated novelist would cringe at a comparison to comic books. With its wooden uninspired dialogue. Have you ever read American Psycho? You do know it is a book right? Perdition wasn't cheesy it just wasn't good. didn't see ghost world, or art school. Liked from hell, but it's johnny depp. history of violence wasn't cheesy, but again not very good. If you are putting novels adapted and comic books in the same category, then we are in serious trouble. Girl, Interupted, American Psycho, Fear and Loathing, Fight Club all novels. You also need to explain how american psycho is cheesy. did you understand the point (american greed/consumerism)? Concerning the real people movies. Girl, Interupted, Capote, Shattered Glass, Schindler's List, ect. are real people and good movies. The one comic book i did like was Johnny the homicidal maniac.

What I'm saying is that generalizing an entire medium is short-sighted and arrogant. You might as well say that all novels are as good as Dickens or Shakespeare (Who never wrote any novels that I can recall.)

But you like Jhonen Vasquez's stuff? That's even more disturbing...
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 13, 2007, 12:51:46 AM
alas Shakespeare's one and only novel was sadly forgotten by time, but his charectars were to far ahead of their time.  I dont think writing a book about strange mutated space bunnies from beyond the grave that go back in time and kill king aurthur was a good choice. 
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Post by: Amy on January 13, 2007, 12:41:29 PM
A vast majority of them are cheesy. and please don't compare novels to comic books. I am sure Shakespeare or Dickens or any celebrated novelist would cringe at a comparison to comic books. With its wooden uninspired dialogue. Have you ever read American Psycho? You do know it is a book right?
Wow, I'm sorry, but could you sound any more pretentious? I've read maybe two or three comic books in my entire life, but I wouldn't be so dismissive of an entire medium as compared to another medium (and there are plenty of shitty novels, by the way, to put it mildly). And then to assume that people here don't know which movies were adapted from novels. Yikes.

You also need to explain how american psycho is cheesy. did you understand the point (american greed/consumerism)?

Oh, this is one of my favorite arguments. The old if-you-didn't-like-it-you-just-didn't-get-it.

Edit: Shakespeare wasn't a novelist, he was a playwright and a poet. And some of the "novels" you cite aren't novels. Girl, Interrupted, for example, is better classified as a memoir. At least get your facts straight (and maybe learn some basic grammar and punctuation while you're at it) before you try to pretend that you're smarter than everyone else.
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Post by: mrbasehart on January 13, 2007, 12:58:55 PM
There is a great novel based on comicbooks: The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon, which tracks the lives of two comicbook creators from children to old men.  It's a beautiful book.
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Post by: Sharktopus on January 13, 2007, 05:33:11 PM
Thank you, Amy.

There is a great novel based on comicbooks: The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon, which tracks the lives of two comicbook creators from children to old men.  It's a beautiful book.

Plus, it gave us the Escapist, whose origins are even more convoluted than the Sentry.
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Post by: ronguidry78 on January 13, 2007, 10:24:37 PM
I remember why I don't reply on these boards. I am constantly reminded of how dumb other people are. You really think comic books are masterful works of art? What's wrong with being dismissive of a genre that, for the most part, is lame? Into the whole everyone's opinion matters and should be considered. That my friends is a load of crap. People can like comic books, as long as they see them for what they are. Fast food. They're entertaining and fun, but have no real value. I'm sure you'll all be glad to know, This will be my final post. Long Live Mike Nelson's Rifftrax. I still can't believe people defend comic books.

Edit. I don't need to pretend to be smarter than you people. There are bad novels out there, but a hell of a lot more bad comics. I suggest you read everything Hunter Thompson has ever written. Probably the finest journalist of modern times.
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Post by: Minnesota on January 13, 2007, 10:38:14 PM
There are bad novels out there, but a hell of a lot more bad comics.
::)
My least favorite comic...
(http://www.chicagogigs.com/images/content/carrot-top_carrot-top_concerts_tickets_310748.jpg)
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Post by: Minnesota on January 13, 2007, 10:47:53 PM
I also dont really care for this guy  :P

(http://www.nndb.com/people/711/000022645/gallagher-maddest.jpg)
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 14, 2007, 01:28:55 AM
is that the original or his brother?
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Post by: Ranika on January 14, 2007, 01:30:50 AM
Does it really matter if it's Satan or his errand boy? Either one is wicked beyond reason.
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 14, 2007, 01:31:48 AM
i liked gallagher. 
*slinks his head and mopes away.
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Post by: kodiakthejuggler on January 14, 2007, 05:41:53 AM
Geez...

Some of the "hard-edged" discussions in this here forum are quite tame compared to other forums out there, and yet some posters(I won't name names; you who are involved know the situation) decide not to post anymore because of it?

Talk about taking home your football because you don't wanna play with the other children anymore.  ::)
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Post by: Sharktopus on January 14, 2007, 12:45:44 PM
I remember why I don't reply on these boards. I am constantly reminded of how dumb other people are. You really think comic books are masterful works of art? What's wrong with being dismissive of a genre that, for the most part, is lame? Into the whole everyone's opinion matters and should be considered. That my friends is a load of crap. People can like comic books, as long as they see them for what they are. Fast food. They're entertaining and fun, but have no real value. I'm sure you'll all be glad to know, This will be my final post. Long Live Mike Nelson's Rifftrax. I still can't believe people defend comic books.

Edit. I don't need to pretend to be smarter than you people. There are bad novels out there, but a hell of a lot more bad comics. I suggest you read everything Hunter Thompson has ever written. Probably the finest journalist of modern times.

So you can quit any time you want?
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Post by: Minnesota on January 14, 2007, 08:02:18 PM
is that the original or his brother?

no clue, but the thought of two gallaghers scares me  :-[ ... unless its these two gallaghers
(http://images.scotsman.com/2002/06/24/2406oasb.jpg)

yes I'm an Oasis fan ... (also hey sharky and kodiak the plan was to ignor him, when someone craves attention the best mode of action is to ignor them :) )
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Post by: Amy on January 14, 2007, 08:33:53 PM
I don't need to pretend to be smarter than you people.

So you can quit any time you want?

Oh, snap!  :D

OK, I'm going to try to violently wrench this thread back on-topic. The sequence where Wolverine and Rogue got in the wreck at the beginning had some particularly good riffs, like (in probably not these exact words), "So, do you call animal control or the DMV when you need to get a dead wolverine off the road" and "Kids, let this be a lesson to you. Never, EVER wear a seat belt."
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 14, 2007, 08:41:05 PM
i dunno the whole opening scene had some damned good riffs.
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Post by: Sharktopus on January 15, 2007, 06:24:43 AM
The sequence where Wolverine and Rogue got in the wreck at the beginning had some particularly good riffs, like (in probably not these exact words), "So, do you call animal control or the DMV when you need to get a dead wolverine off the road" and "Kids, let this be a lesson to you. Never, EVER wear a seat belt."

Unlike most Riffs that get funnier as they go, it seemed like X-Men started off strong and then sort of fizzled out toward the end. I guess Mike and Bill ran out of Wolverine jokes and had to fall back on lame Toothpick-O stuff. Although the Cerebro! Magneto! stuff gets me every time. Intentional stupidity is funny.

And apologies to our friends north of the border, but the Canadian jokes never get old for me. :D
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 16, 2007, 08:41:55 AM
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And apologies to our friends north of the border, but the Canadian jokes never get old for me.

me either :) lol sorry guys.
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Post by: Minnesota on January 16, 2007, 11:11:25 AM
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And apologies to our friends north of the border, but the Canadian jokes never get old for me.

me either :) lol sorry guys.

nor do the jokes about wisconsin
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 16, 2007, 03:35:45 PM
or cali ;)
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Post by: Minnesota on January 16, 2007, 10:55:32 PM
or cali ;)

...okay I can admit it, making fun of my state is almost as fun as mocking the cheese heads, not quite though ;)
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Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 18, 2007, 10:29:24 AM
personally i think there needs to be more french jokes.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Nunyerbiz on February 21, 2007, 07:07:48 PM
I finally got around to watching this one about a week ago. While I thought they nailed a pretty good amount of laugh out loud zingers, I didn't think it was one of their stronger efforts overall. I'm usually a fan of the running gags, but their use here just fell flat for me. I dunno if the movie didn't give them enough to work with or what, but I just thought they were trying too hard at times. One of a very small number of Rifftrax that I was dissapointed with. That's not to say I didn't think it was funny, as I did have to pause on a couple of occasions after particularly gut-busting riffs. It's just that those moments seemed to be spread out between noticeable stretches of 'meh'. I felt much the same way about "Top Gun", so I'm glad Bill nailed his more recent three-man work... as I might have started getting worried.  
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: DeadlyCinema on March 07, 2007, 08:17:04 PM
Hate to add to the negative, but this one didn't do much for me. It had a zinger once in awhile ("I'm just glad I didn't end up wearin a shirt through all this"), but it never gained enough momentum to really work. It truly isn't their fault, the movie was just too above-average to really sink their teeth into. Nice attempt, though.

Out of "X-Men", "The Phantom Menace", "Halloween", and "Firewall", "Firewall" is still king so far!

Matthew
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Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Fuzzy Necromancer on March 17, 2007, 01:10:29 PM
Personally, for all the "like a real wolverine", "like a real toad", etc. riffing, I can't believe they missed the opportunity to poke fun at the fact that "Cyclops" has two eyes.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: Bob on March 17, 2007, 01:10:59 PM
Personally, for all the "like a real wolverine", "like a real toad", etc. riffing, I can't believe they missed the opportunity to poke fun at the fact that "Cyclops" has two eyes.

 :clap:
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: FordPrefect on March 26, 2007, 07:59:05 PM
"I'm going to poke out one of her eyes and make her Ms. Cyclops."
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: eegah on April 20, 2007, 05:43:07 PM
The "Magneto / Cereobro" jokes wore thin after a while....

Just watched this one and we really liked it. I had already perused the comments here, so I was aware of the "Cerebro/Magneto" discussion. For some reason, I imagined that their riff on that would go something like this (to the tune of "Po-TAY-to! Po-TAH-to!"):

"You say Cerebro, I say Magneto,
Ce-REE-bro! Mag-NEE-to!,
Let's call the whole thing off!"

And then they would continue with the "Ce-REE-bro! Mag-NEE-to!" throughout. Well, anyway, I thought it was funny so I was a bit disappointed when they didn't do it.
Title: Re: Thoughts?
Post by: eegah on October 15, 2007, 08:47:49 AM
The "Magneto / Cereobro" jokes wore thin after a while....

Just watched this one and we really liked it. I had already perused the comments here, so I was aware of the "Cerebro/Magneto" discussion. For some reason, I imagined that their riff on that would go something like this (to the tune of "Po-TAY-to! Po-TAH-to!"):

"You say Cerebro, I say Magneto,
Ce-REE-bro! Mag-NEE-to!,
Let's call the whole thing off!"

And then they would continue with the "Ce-REE-bro! Mag-NEE-to!" throughout. Well, anyway, I thought it was funny so I was a bit disappointed when they didn't do it.

Woo-hoo! They did it in Spider-man! Even though it seems unlikely, I'm going to assume that they saw my comment, liked it, and included it in the Rifftrax!

It's fun here in my fantasy world!  :)