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Jonathan_Short_Torso

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How do you rate this Riff?
« on: November 14, 2008, 12:55:55 AM »
I thought this was an excellent rifftrax for an excellent movie. But, hey my opinions are a dime a dozen, so feel free to vote your opinion.


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Re: How do you rate this Riff?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2008, 05:00:07 AM »
A very solid outing that had some very strong "lol" moments.
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Re: How do you rate this Riff?
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008, 05:21:49 PM »
Give it a 9 and a half.


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Re: How do you rate this Riff?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008, 05:25:00 PM »
9er.  Much tighter riffing here than in the first X-Men, I think Kevin keeps them on a faster pace somehow.

Magneto/Cerebro jokes are still not old.  Amazing.
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Re: How do you rate this Riff?
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008, 05:25:58 PM »
hmm, I've never liked the magneto cerebro thing.


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Re: How do you rate this Riff?
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008, 08:53:27 PM »
I wasn't impressed. Waaay too many completely random jokes with no real basis in what's going on. What weren't baseless were obvious. "What smells?" "Who beefed?" "You smell like _____" "You've been eating ______" are all old, and are overused in this one. There were some funny jokes (I like turtles), but it seemed to me like a bunch of filler jokes. I got bored. 3/10 for three out of ten jokes being funny. I'd like to be clear that I'm no Rifftrax hater, but this was one of the worst Rifftrax I've seen.  :(


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Re: How do you rate this Riff?
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008, 11:07:38 PM »
hmm, I've never liked the magneto cerebro thing.

My wife and I say it to each other until one gives up. Course, we are easy to humor.


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Re: How do you rate this Riff?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2008, 05:00:10 PM »
It was okay. They should have spent a lot more time on it. Most of the jokes were just filler and they repeated the same jokes a lot (and I'm not even talking about Cerebro). They had as many band references as Family Guy has random "this is like the time I ____" tangents. There were funny jokes interspersed throughout the riff (more than Quirk gives credit for, IMO) but overall it wasn't quite good.


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Re: How do you rate this Riff?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008, 07:47:41 AM »
I wasn't impressed. Waaay too many completely random jokes with no real basis in what's going on. What weren't baseless were obvious. "What smells?" "Who beefed?" "You smell like _____" "You've been eating ______" are all old, and are overused in this one. There were some funny jokes (I like turtles), but it seemed to me like a bunch of filler jokes. I got bored. 3/10 for three out of ten jokes being funny. I'd like to be clear that I'm no Rifftrax hater, but this was one of the worst Rifftrax I've seen.  :(

Was this a last minute riff Mike?
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Re: How do you rate this Riff?
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2008, 02:08:32 PM »
Liked it a lot. Many big laughs throughout. I never cared for the Cerebro/Magneto thing but here it was funny because Bill was getting flustered with Mike and Kev getting it wrong.  :D

The Nightcrawler riffs were generally killer. I gave it a strong 8.


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Re: How do you rate this Riff?
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2008, 04:50:15 PM »
This is a really good one. The first half was a bit stronger than the second, though.


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Re: How do you rate this Riff?
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2008, 04:56:37 PM »
I wasn't impressed. Waaay too many completely random jokes with no real basis in what's going on. What weren't baseless were obvious. "What smells?" "Who beefed?" "You smell like _____" "You've been eating ______" are all old, and are overused in this one. There were some funny jokes (I like turtles), but it seemed to me like a bunch of filler jokes. I got bored. 3/10 for three out of ten jokes being funny. I'd like to be clear that I'm no Rifftrax hater, but this was one of the worst Rifftrax I've seen.  :(

Was this a last minute riff Mike?

Yeah, it was originally going to just be Kevin and Bill. Don't know if Mike ended up doing any writing for it or not?

But the guys did a great job of Spider-Man 2 without Mike.

I haven't seen this one yet, but I am looking forward to it.
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Re: How do you rate this Riff?
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2008, 08:28:13 PM »
On 2 hour plus trax I've started watching 'em over 2 nights. Doing that has improved the 2nd half of those (longer) films greatly.

So for me, the 2nd half was just as funny.


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Re: How do you rate this Riff?
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2008, 03:54:23 PM »
On 2 hour plus trax I've started watching 'em over 2 nights. Doing that has improved the 2nd half of those (longer) films greatly.

So for me, the 2nd half was just as funny.


I've found this to be the case as well.  When you approach the second half fresh on a second night it has frequently seemed much funnier as opposed to watching it all in one sitting. I would also find this true with MST but more so with Rifftrax considering the length of some of the films. I make it a policy now to watch the 2 hour plus trax over two or three nights.


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Re: How do you rate this Riff?
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2008, 05:47:55 PM »
On 2 hour plus trax I've started watching 'em over 2 nights. Doing that has improved the 2nd half of those (longer) films greatly.

So for me, the 2nd half was just as funny.


I've found this to be the case as well.  When you approach the second half fresh on a second night it has frequently seemed much funnier as opposed to watching it all in one sitting. I would also find this true with MST but more so with Rifftrax considering the length of some of the films. I make it a policy now to watch the 2 hour plus trax over two or three nights.

Perhaps you're right. I've often thought that the second halves were weaker than the first. I theorized that it was because the riff crew ran out of gas at the end but maybe it was just me...