Being perpetually behind in my rifftrax viewing, I just got around to this one. I thought this was another great solo Mike effort. I think the solo efforts have a certain focus that sometimes is missing when two or more are in the booth. I like all the guest riffer work, but sometimes they tend to get a little "talky" and force the "conversation" pieces that usually fall flat for me. When Mike is by himself, it's just the movie and the riffs... distilled essence of the form.. if you will.
These are my favorite subject movies... the ones that are unintentional goofy fun before riffing is involved. We need more movies like this... when you can kick back and have fun with it almost in spite of Mike and not because of him. That's not to say I would have sought out Over The Top without the help of rifftrax... but I wouldn't actively avoid it along the lines of Wicker Man or Aeon Flux. Some movies need riffing just to be bearable and some just need a little frosting on top. I always prefer it when Mike and company are just helping things out as opposed to full resuscitation.
Mike nailed a pretty impressive amount of real zingers and I was rolling for good stretches. While maybe not the same consistency as Roadhouse, this is easily Mike's second best solo effort and it stacks up well against any others. In the great tradition of Gary Busey, the bronzed visage that is Robert Loggia provides more supporting actor fun than should be allowed. Throw in a kid actor who walks circles around Stallone at every opportunity and "Meet Me Halfway (Across the Sky)" tugging at the heartstrings... this one delivers at both the movie and riff level. Stupid fun from beginning to end. 8/10