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Offline MarkAndrew

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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2007, 06:45:11 AM »
Again, I have mostly negative reactions to Riffing good movies.
On the good side, it was MUCH easier to watch Casino Royale than Crossroads or Wicker Man.

But, and this was just me, at some point in Casino Royale the Riffing started to sound like Whining.  The complaints about Casino Royale not being 'Bond' enough (thought I too missed the nude girls in the opening song), the complaints about the Parkour chase (which I thought was awesome), about the slower (and more espionage-like) Ellipsis investigation...etc.  I could go on.

It just started to feel like willfully missing the point of Casino Royale.

So, in conclusion...and in the sole interest of providing constructive feedback, DON'T RIFF GOOD MOVIES.

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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2007, 06:59:43 AM »
You do realize some of the riffs are tongue in cheek, right? As in Halloween, where they kept complaining about the body count- Kevin made an ADD comment that made it clear they actually thought Halloween's method was better. Not every complaint is literal.


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2007, 07:10:05 AM »
I don't know if it's a "good movie vs bad movie" type of situation, but I agree with Mark's overall point. I think Mike and the gang are at their best working with what's happening on screen.... to use a sports analogy, the "read and react" style if you will. See something on screen, fire off a riff.

I think things go off the rails a bit when they start taking themselves, and the subject movies, too seriously.  I accept certain sillyness when I go into a Bond movie or a Trek movie or a Matrix movie. It's there, everybody knows it's there and it's not particularly funny when you point it out. Sometimes it gets to the riffing equivelant of pointing at somebody in a wheelchair and saying "haha... you can't walk!".

I can appreciate the "tongue in cheek" nature of some of the riffs... but on many occasions it just comes accross as movie snobbery.


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2007, 07:14:43 AM »
Well, I think we should stop trying to tell Mike and Kevin, et al, how to be funny.  I think they have it covered.
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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2007, 07:20:34 AM »
God forbid we discuss the product on the discussion board that is dedicated to it.


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2007, 07:40:31 AM »
Am I the only one who thinks Schnappi is getting old? It's a fun running gag and I admit, when it came up on episode one with Anakin's mom, I almost died laughing but don't just throw it in there for no purpose at all so some forum geeks can snicker.

Other than that I liked the riff.   I don't so much care for the "don't you mean [name]" "no he was [whatever]" riffs that seem to be super common when Kevin is around but that's easily overlooked I guess.

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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2007, 07:49:12 AM »
Man, it was awesome. The bit on the airport runway was one of the best riffing scenes ever. Almost hard to pay attention to the action because I was laughing so hard. The movie was also pretty good. If we'd had the movie longer (stupid Blockbuster and its new releases), we probably would have watched the movie on its own first before the riffed version. I'm still not entirely sure about the details of the plot or anything. I'm not always sure that matters with a Bond movie, though.

  Anyway, good job, guys!!!


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2007, 09:43:25 AM »
God forbid we discuss the product on the discussion board that is dedicated to it.

I didn't mean to sound snarky, but I guess I did... sorry...

I just think that commenting is one thing, but there seems, to me at least, to be a subtle tone on these forums like, "Do it THIS way, the way I like it!!  Don't riff that movie, riff this one!" etc. etc.  I mean, these guys are not dancing monkeys, either you like their product or you don't.  Or, you might not like this one, but another one will come next week.

Maybe, we should just trust them to do what they do best.  I don't know.  I mean, I'm sure they want feedback, but not so much marching orders.

Maybe I'm just talking out of my ass?
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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2007, 09:59:27 AM »
I usually laugh at everything they do. If I don't like a riff so much, I'll just not watch it again, simple as that. I mean it's only 3 friggin dollars.

I think Mike & Kevin & Bill have got the riffing thing down, if you ask me. If there is a riff released for a movie that you really enjoy and don't want to see riffed, then don't buy it unless you hear really really good reviews on it.

I for one, don't care. I love Fight Club, but I do not take movies so damn literally as to get severely offended if a couple little jokes are made at its expense. And I own tons of movies. I love the Matrix, and it's actually one of my favorite rifftrax because I do not care about films so much that I  feel I need to defend them.

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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2007, 10:14:49 AM »
God forbid we discuss the product on the discussion board that is dedicated to it.

I didn't mean to sound snarky, but I guess I did... sorry...

I just think that commenting is one thing, but there seems, to me at least, to be a subtle tone on these forums like, "Do it THIS way, the way I like it!!  Don't riff that movie, riff this one!" etc. etc.  I mean, these guys are not dancing monkeys, either you like their product or you don't.  Or, you might not like this one, but another one will come next week.

Maybe, we should just trust them to do what they do best.  I don't know.  I mean, I'm sure they want feedback, but not so much marching orders.

Maybe I'm just talking out of my ass?

I understand where you are coming from... but I think you may be misunderstanding my intentions. In no way do I feel that I'm giving anybody marching orders or assuming they are subservant to my wishes because I've spent $3 a track. I'm just posting my opinions... good, bad and indifferent. I think that Rifftrax is a quality product and consistently very funny. That doesn't mean that I can't take a step back and have some perspective over aspects that annoy me here and there.


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2007, 06:06:39 PM »
The movie itself was cool. Needed a giant hi-tech villian base, though, with panels all over and a timer counting down to some horrible fate whenever the camera looks at it. :^)

The Riff was solid. Had some slow parts, but had enough great parts to make up for 'em.


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2007, 06:11:42 PM »
I thought this was really well done. I liked the airport scene the best.

My review here

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« Last Edit: May 02, 2007, 05:49:59 AM by gammer »


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2007, 05:18:30 AM »
 I enjoyed this one. I thought the riffs, for the most part, were spot on. I loved this movie when I saw it in the theaters. The fact that they riffed on it didn't bother me at all. I was able to enjoy it because I knew the story. I agree with gammer. See this one without the riffs first. You'll be able to enjoy it more.
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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2007, 07:30:34 AM »
So, in conclusion...and in the sole interest of providing constructive feedback, DON'T RIFF GOOD MOVIES.

Yawn... this argument is getting old very fast. The bitching gets more annoying everytime I hear it.

I love when they riff movies that are popular, one of the nice perks of the Rifftrax technology


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #44 on: May 02, 2007, 09:03:36 AM »
Is this the most controversial Rifftrax so far?  I wasn't around the forums for LoTR, but did that one generate this much ire?

(I loved the LoTR riff myself, even though I liked the movie.)
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