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Offline camber

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Re: Even Rifftrax might be overpowered...
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2010, 11:26:08 PM »
Avatar actually made me ANGRY. It was all I could do to make it through even with the Rifftrax to help.

The visuals are pretty for about 15 minutes; but after that, it's a ridiculous story with the most one-dimensional characters I've ever seen, and a hamfisted attempt at allegory... that shows no ability to understand nuance whatsoever.

It's like James Cameron coming to your home and calling you stupid, in seventy hour long movie form.


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Re: Even Rifftrax might be overpowered...
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2010, 04:25:43 AM »
Avatar actually made me ANGRY. It was all I could do to make it through even with the Rifftrax to help.

The visuals are pretty for about 15 minutes; but after that, it's a ridiculous story with the most one-dimensional characters I've ever seen, and a hamfisted attempt at allegory... that shows no ability to understand nuance whatsoever.

It's like James Cameron coming to your home and calling you stupid, in seventy hour long movie form.

That is a perfect description.


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Re: Even Rifftrax might be overpowered...
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2010, 02:57:39 PM »
I haven't and won't get any single riffer trax but I've gotten all the others.  I can't think of a single movie being riffed I wouldn't pick up the trax for if it had at least two riffers.  Hell, I'd even get a rifftrax for Traffic and I fucking HATED that movie.

I was hesitant about the single riffer ones at first. But I went back and got them all and was very happy with them. "Over The Top" is a classic. "Road House" and "Crossroads" are really good too.


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Re: Even Rifftrax might be overpowered...
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2010, 07:33:58 PM »
I have to say, Crossroads was actually a far better movie than I was expecting. With the exception of the singing bits, it really wasn't that bad. Granted, I was expecting very little, plus I tried Crossroads immediately after Glitter; now THAT movie is pure garbage (The Rifftrax for it is awesome though). But still, I don't really mind watching Crossroads. I rather watch it than either Twilight movie (especially New Moon).

As far as the "Mike only" Riffs go, Roadhouse and Over the Top are the "must haves". Crossroads and Predator are pretty good too. XXX (I love the running gag about everything exploding, but other than that...) and the Fifth Element are decent. I wouldn't bother with Cocktail. If there are any others (other than the Legend Films releases), I haven't seen/heard them.

I agree though that riffing works far better with more than one person. A lot of the Mike and Kevin riffs are among my favorites (eg Casino Royale, The Matrix...). Sometimes I actually prefer two people to three.  When it's all three of them it often feels too much like they're just taking turns saying their lines.

On the subject of Avatar, I actually have a background in computer graphics, so I don't mind watching this movie (with the Rifftrax of course; only seen it once without) just for the technical aspects. I watched Jurassic Park six times in the theater for pretty much the same reason.