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Offline Chiliking20

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Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« on: July 10, 2012, 01:59:14 PM »
Don't get me wrong I have been liking most of the VOD's, but I for one would love to see some more major movie riffs.
Here are a few suggestions of recent movies that have come out that are crying out to be riffed.
Green Lantern
Battleship
Cowboys and Aliens
John Carter


Not to mention a bunch that should have been riffed, like Jumper and Takers with Hayden Christensen.


While I'm at it, how about some more guest riffers????  (like Barry Weiss  from Storage Wars)


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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 03:24:30 PM »
Well, given that Battleship hasn't been released on DVD yet, I think they get a pass on that.

But for the others, it goes in cycles. A couple years ago, we were griping that Rifftrax was only riffing new films and ignoring anything that wasn't a recent release. I suspect that the pendulum will swing back in the other direction at some point.



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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012, 06:55:45 PM »
I suspect money is the motivating factor. I think the VODs sell about the same as the best selling blockbuster releases, but for 3 or more times the selling price and the same amount of work. I too would like to see an equal mix of VODs, current blockbusters, and easy to find cheap dvds from the 80s and 90s that haven't been riffed yet but would make for good fodder.


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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2012, 08:09:58 PM »
Is John Carter already out on DVD?

I think they are waiting for some really big ones...like The Avengers and the next Twilight. They must have gotten a bit burned out on the big comic book heroes to have skipped Green Lantern it seems.


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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2012, 09:01:28 PM »
Is John Carter already out on DVD?


Came out about a month ago. I'd have thought that Wrath of the Titans might get a riff too, but not so far.
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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2012, 09:58:13 PM »
Yeah I'm a little surprised by the lack of newer movie riffs and increase in VODs..
Could be a money thing and/or competition with CT (not really) since Joel and crew seem to put out around 1 DVD per year these days ::)


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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2012, 08:49:09 PM »
Are they too afraid of low sales to riff recent bombs like John Carter?


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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012, 08:51:46 PM »
Are they too afraid of low sales to riff recent bombs like John Carter?

They preemptively lost a whole truck-load of money just thinking about riffing John Carter.
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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2012, 10:24:21 AM »
I can't blame them for not wanting to riff John Carter.  Man, that film was awful.  Although to be fair, Taylor Kitsch did seem very riffable in it.


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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2012, 02:00:44 PM »
Forget the new blockbusters...since the technology wasn't there yet, what about all the truly hideous blockbusters of the past 20 years? I'm glad that they grabbed Titanic (that would've been my first choice) and Independence Day, but I say this was really the prime period for big-budget movies that thought they were masterpieces but were actually big piles of cliched dialogue, poor acting and...well...poopie. There's so much more to riff. Please oh please, where are:

Twister (anything that stars Bill Paxton is pure RiffTrax gold)
Face/Off
I Know What You Did Last Summer
The Passion of the Christ
Navy SEALS
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

That said, bless you guys for the riffs of all three Star Wars prequels. You've made the world a better place to be.


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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2012, 02:21:37 PM »
What makes a blockbuster movie?  I thought it had to be a big budget one that made tons of money at the theaters.

If that's the case John Carter and Battleship are not, they were horrible flops.

I personally enjoyed John Carter, but it would make prime riffing material though.
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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2012, 03:19:12 PM »
The Passion of the Christ
That will never happen.  I agree with the rest of the movies in your list though. 

As far as I'm concerned, it's not just about big budget, popular movies, I think it's more about choosing movies that you've heard of.  Roadhouse is a perfect example, as are xXx and Predator.  Then there are the movies that most movie buffs own, like 300 or ID4.

That's why I agree about Twister, or in lieu of that, Speed.  Keanu is always a good target for riffs.  But the sync-to-DVD riff model simply must not go away before a Steven Seagal movie gets the treatment.  (Watch just the "slaps" scene from On Deadly Ground and tell me it doesn't deserve it.)


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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2012, 03:22:38 PM »
I would riff The Passion of the Christ in a heartbeat, but yeah, I doubt there will ever be an official Rifftrax for it.

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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2012, 04:23:52 PM »
Last night I watched The Net. I doubt there is a more riffable movie in existence.

Maybe Janet and Cole or Matthew Elliott will pick that one up.
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Re: Where are the blockbuster movie riffs????
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2012, 04:03:42 AM »
It's been so long since Twister came out that at first I thought you mofos were saying there'd been a movie released about the GAME Twister.

And I'd have watched that crap!
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