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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #45 on: May 02, 2007, 09:07:30 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.)

I don't remember LOTR being so controversial. But they did advertise LOTR as being "lighter" and more family oriented.

I think X-Men had more controversy then LOTR.


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2007, 10:36:26 AM »
you know what was my favorite scene? The shower scene where Bond and V-Kat are in there fully-clothed -- frickin' hilarious.

I'd been wanting to say the above set of sentences for a while now, but couldn't since - you know - we get to watch these things before you guys ;)
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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2007, 03:43:00 AM »
I enjoyed the movie and I enjoyed the Rifftrax.

I guess I don't see the big deal about riffing good movies.


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #48 on: May 09, 2007, 04:21:25 AM »
I managed to watch it last night, and I gotta say, while I enjoyed the movie and the riffs, two hours plus seems to really wear on my concentration.  The first half I laughed quite a bit, but as the movie slowed down - and how could it not from the awesome chase scene? - and the riffs became a little sparser, my attention started to wander.  Does anyone else have this problem with longer movies? 


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #49 on: May 09, 2007, 05:49:01 AM »
todays action movies seem to be getting longer... very rarely is this a good thing... bond was too long, definitely contributed to the "averageness" of the movie... it reminded me of Superman/batman/and a lot of other new movies, not bad, but not good either

(that said, I love the longer riffs very easy to listen to the commentary in my opinion, I just think some directors should think about trimming the fat on their movies to create a better film)
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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #50 on: May 09, 2007, 07:24:22 AM »
Getting back to the REALLY important stuff, when I saw this in the theater, I was incubating the Dreaded BothEnds NoroVirus, so I was afraid that my initial impressions of the movie were marred by the gastrointestinal horrors that followed.  But I have to say that my first thoughts were only confirmed:  Vespa was a cute, but not beautiful, Bond girl, and she seriously needed to use about one cake less of eyeshadow in the casino scenes.   I'm surprised she could keep her eyes open at all. Take up the makeup mirror a couple notches from the night setting, hon.
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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2007, 09:58:34 PM »
I was incubating the Dreaded BothEnds NoroVirus

I love how that description is subtly graphic. Marvelous.

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Vespa was a cute, but not beautiful, Bond girl, and she seriously needed to use about one cake less of eyeshadow in the casino scenes.   I'm surprised she could keep her eyes open at all. Take up the makeup mirror a couple notches from the night setting, hon.

Actually it's Vesper, what the ancient Romans called the "evening star" we now know as the planet Venus, not Vespa the Italian motorscooter. :D Ian Feming  created the name Vesper Lynd as an audio pun for West Berlin, implying her split loyalties.

I've never understood the female need for make-up, but I must admit to finding heavy raccoon eyeshadow sexy. I dunno why.


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2007, 04:39:29 AM »
Doh.  I know Vesper's origin, and her name was obviously made much of in the movie; I guess while typing I accidentally channelled Kevin's riff about her riding her Vespa to vespers.  That's what you get when you post without sleep.


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2007, 08:28:49 PM »
This riff includes the best usage of the "ba-dump, tssh!" in the history of ba-dump tsshes!!

Kevin had me positively ROLLING with that one!!


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #54 on: May 11, 2007, 08:36:49 AM »

Overall, this was a solid track. Unofrtunately, I don't think the movie did them enough favors to cover the 2.5 hour run time. When the movie served up the hanging curveballs, they were locked on with some truly stellar riffing. Of course, there were also noticable stretches where the movie didn't give them much to work with. I found a decent amount of riffs were just Kevin and Mike reaching for something to fill the dead air... and as good as they are, I'm not one to laugh everytime they open their mouths. When it's obvious they are battling the movie for material, they tend to fill the suggestion box with more complaints than jokes. I'm not trying to knock their efforts, but hey... sometimes you just can't make enough lemonade with the lemons on hand.

Despite the movie being a long run and not exactly overflowing with prime riff fuel at times, I was near tears more than once. There were enough short stretches of brilliance to make the track an enjoyable watch. However, much like The Matrix... they didn't quite deliver enough to make the rifftrax version required viewing whenever I'm in the mood for the movie. Overall, I'd give it a 7.5/10.


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2007, 07:49:11 PM »
Some really good points, but overall mediocre. The problem seemed to me to be the slow pacing of the movie and the lack of good riff opportunities.


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #56 on: May 31, 2007, 10:11:20 AM »
I managed to watch it last night, and I gotta say, while I enjoyed the movie and the riffs, two hours plus seems to really wear on my concentration.  The first half I laughed quite a bit, but as the movie slowed down - and how could it not from the awesome chase scene? - and the riffs became a little sparser, my attention started to wander.  Does anyone else have this problem with longer movies? 

No, but the problem I have is that it took me nearly a week to watch it. Every night I'd think, "Tonight I'll finish it," and every night I'd watch some, get sleepy, and end up going to bed with some of it still left to go. I was starting to think it was growing longer every time I turned my back!

Anyhow, I have no attachment to or interest in Bond movies whatsoever, so I thoroughly enjoyed the riff. "He's the lost Super Mario brother" -- SNORK.
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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #57 on: May 31, 2007, 10:33:09 AM »
That was the same exact issue I had with LotR... it must have taken me a good half dozen aborted attempts due to falling asleep before I got through it. I never though of myself as having a short attention span... but once a movie breaks the 2.5 hour threshhold... I start to wander unless it's truly gripping stuff.


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #58 on: May 31, 2007, 06:13:22 PM »
It's funny, but I use MST3k to help me go to sleep.  Perhaps not the most flattering of statements that can be made about the show, but it helps me relax enough that I nod off about 15-25 minutes in.


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Re: Thoughts. Bond Thoughts.
« Reply #59 on: May 31, 2007, 09:08:36 PM »
It's funny, but I use MST3k to help me go to sleep.  Perhaps not the most flattering of statements that can be made about the show, but it helps me relax enough that I nod off about 15-25 minutes in.

lol, I do that too. only my sleeping pill of choice is Futurama. It's not a knock on the show, I just like to fall asleep with the TV on (one of the nicer perks of being single) and I've seen Futurama so many times that it makes it easier than a movie or regular television .