Sometimes with the big budget blockbuster riffs, the jokes rarely rise above 'mildly amusing' and the whole thing just gives me a vibe of being obligatory... Like they went into the thing knowing they had to write a riff because it made a gazillion at the box office and it was going to sell a kabillion DVD copies. Thankfully, Avatar did not fall into that category. While it's a three hour movie and not a non-stop side splitter... the movie offered up a lot of great riff fuel during the middle 90-120 minutes and the guys delivered a lot of laughs. I'm pushing 40 years old... and I'm sure Mike, Kevin and Bill are all 10-20 years older than I am... and they dropped a freakin Boy Meets World riff in there. I guess that could come from a staff writer or freelancer or whatever... seeing I was in college when that show was on the air, I can't imagine Mike or Bill having any point of reference for it.... But it was that kind of riff overall... Lots of clever / obscure riffs... Lots of laughing at the movie, virtually no bashing it without really making a joke... like they were occasionally guilty of during the SW prequels.
They weren't going through the motions, you could tell they had a good time with this. Probably not something that I would consider a 'top 10' or whatever... but I'm very glad I finally got around to watching it... and bummed out that it took so long to get there. I really couldn't imagine watching Avatar again without the Rifftrax... which I guess could be a backhanded compliment... but good times all around. I give it a B+