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XXX : Thoughts?
« on: September 07, 2006, 05:39:45 AM »
I was actually pretty glad to see this film get riffed, as I thought when it was released that it was a woeful attempt at updating Bond.  Mike does an excellent job with what he's given, gleefully ripping into Vin's rather vacant looks throughout the movie.  His running riffs on the well-to-do anarchists was also a particular highlight.  In the Rifftrax pecking order, I'd put this above Cocktail but below Road House and Star Trek V.

How about everyone else?


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Re: XXX : Thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2006, 05:48:31 AM »
I really liked this one, probably because I'm endlessly bewildered and amused by big dumb action movies. And this one is just so absurd. I think I had the most fun watching this one, but I still consider Road House to be the best.


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Re: XXX : Thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2006, 08:00:14 AM »
Deliciously good.


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Re: XXX : Thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2006, 01:15:18 PM »
Ugh. As funny as Mike was (And IMHO, this RiffTrax is pretty middle-of-the-road compared to the offerings so far - good, but not great like Road House), I had a hell of a time making it through the whole thing. As it was, I had to take four breaks from the movie/RT to do something in between, and shake off the stupid I felt creeping over me from even being in the same room as this movie in any capacity. If I hadn't taken those breaks, I would have shut it off before he even reached Prague.

Oddly enough though, as much as I cringed at the choice of movie to Riff, Disembaudio was awesome. Well placed injections, didn't overpower any scenes, and had some interesting/funny commentary of his own. I think he's starting to hit his groove, and I almost feel bad for finding him so 'over the top' in T5E (though I still think he was in that case, don't get me wrong).

This is the only RiffTrax I regret buying so far, and only because the movie Riffed was such a ridiculous piece of trash that couldn't be saved, by Mike, by Joel, even by Sam Kinison if he were still alive. I'm glad I didn't buy the DVD this time around (Oddly enough, the in-laws had a copy - wonder what that says about them?). Please, Mike, Riff on more badfunny movies in the future, and fewer badstupid ones! :D

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Re: XXX : Thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2006, 01:25:52 PM »
Ugh. As funny as Mike was (And IMHO, this RiffTrax is pretty middle-of-the-road compared to the offerings so far - good, but not great like Road House), I had a hell of a time making it through the whole thing. As it was, I had to take four breaks from the movie/RT to do something in between, and shake off the stupid I felt creeping over me from even being in the same room as this movie in any capacity. If I hadn't taken those breaks, I would have shut it off before he even reached Prague.

Oddly enough though, as much as I cringed at the choice of movie to Riff, Disembaudio was awesome. Well placed injections, didn't overpower any scenes, and had some interesting/funny commentary of his own. I think he's starting to hit his groove, and I almost feel bad for finding him so 'over the top' in T5E (though I still think he was in that case, don't get me wrong).

This is the only RiffTrax I regret buying so far, and only because the movie Riffed was such a ridiculous piece of trash that couldn't be saved, by Mike, by Joel, even by Sam Kinison if he were still alive. I'm glad I didn't buy the DVD this time around (Oddly enough, the in-laws had a copy - wonder what that says about them?). Please, Mike, Riff on more badfunny movies in the future, and fewer badstupid ones! :D

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Re: XXX : Thoughts?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2006, 01:36:26 PM »
*snip*

Uh, yeah... so, what movie did you really snag that info from? I didn't see the phrases "piece of crap", 'waste of time", or "Vin Diesel should be neutered" anywhere in those review blurbs (By the way, like I said, just my opinion, and in my opinion, this movie was crap, and beyond saving by any means - I'll try not to bring it up in every post though *coughzachsmindcough*).
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Re: XXX : Thoughts?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2006, 02:18:44 PM »
Since when was XXX a dark satire or a road movie?


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Re: XXX : Thoughts?
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2006, 02:54:56 PM »
A quick google search reveals these statements to be about "Little Miss Sunshine."

However I suppose they COULD all apply to xXx. :^)


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Re: XXX : Thoughts?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2006, 05:51:39 PM »
i thought it was great

loved the continuous "exploding things" riffs (rubbing alcohol, pop rocks... etc)

plus the cocktail reference when the camera panned over the ocean


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Re: XXX : Thoughts?
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2006, 05:55:21 PM »
Ugh. As funny as Mike was (And IMHO, this RiffTrax is pretty middle-of-the-road compared to the offerings so far - good, but not great like Road House), I had a hell of a time making it through the whole thing. As it was, I had to take four breaks from the movie/RT to do something in between, and shake off the stupid I felt creeping over me from even being in the same room as this movie in any capacity. If I hadn't taken those breaks, I would have shut it off before he even reached Prague.

Oddly enough though, as much as I cringed at the choice of movie to Riff, Disembaudio was awesome. Well placed injections, didn't overpower any scenes, and had some interesting/funny commentary of his own. I think he's starting to hit his groove, and I almost feel bad for finding him so 'over the top' in T5E (though I still think he was in that case, don't get me wrong).

This is the only RiffTrax I regret buying so far, and only because the movie Riffed was such a ridiculous piece of trash that couldn't be saved, by Mike, by Joel, even by Sam Kinison if he were still alive. I'm glad I didn't buy the DVD this time around (Oddly enough, the in-laws had a copy - wonder what that says about them?). Please, Mike, Riff on more badfunny movies in the future, and fewer badstupid ones! :D

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Re: XXX : Thoughts?
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2006, 07:26:41 PM »
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Re: XXX : Thoughts?
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2006, 10:19:04 PM »
I fucking HATED HATED HATED this piece of shit. I actually watched it unriffed last week and I've been procrastinating buying the rifftrax just because I fucking HATED HATED HATED it so much. I can't remember the last time a movie caused such a violent reaction in me and I'm a little alarmed. At least the MST3K movies were usually so bad as to be laughable or "so bad they're good," but this, this is... Nevermind, I don't want to have to think too much about this movie.

But alright, I've had another long, long day in an undying series and I'm ready for a movie. Here goes.


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Re: XXX : Thoughts?
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2006, 11:11:06 PM »
oh my holy god, rifftrax just keeps getting better and better and better.  this really is nothing short of heroic, what mike and the guys at legend are doing!  i truly am not worthy!!
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Re: XXX : Thoughts?
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2006, 11:56:54 PM »
Alright!

This one was great!... Like, up there with Roadhouse. The movie itself was so ridiculous that I just kept shaking my head and laughing. Throw Rifftrax on top of that steaming pile, and it's like pure gold!

The whole event was stupid from the moment i tried to rent the DVD. There are like, three different releases out there for this movie. WTF?! This movie is that popular? Really? I had to ask the video clerk guy to log onto Rifftrax to help me figure out which one to get... Which is actually a good thing, since it meant that i wouldn't have to explain why i was actually renting xXx in the first place.

I had no idea this movie was so over the top stupid! So much shite got blown up in the first ten minutes I think I hurt my eyes. Did anyone notice that one of the reasons for the MPAA rating was "nonstop action"??? I kid you not~ Awesome...

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Re: XXX : Thoughts?
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2006, 08:46:14 AM »


I had no idea this movie was so over the top stupid! So much shite got blown up in the first ten minutes I think I hurt my eyes. Did anyone notice that one of the reasons for the MPAA rating was "nonstop action"??? I kid you not~ Awesome...

I just saw that today.  That seems more like a joke from a McBain movie on the Simpsons than an actual MPAA criteria for rating movies.