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Offline Ryn

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What 'style' of films do you like to see riffed?
« on: October 31, 2006, 07:24:15 AM »
Personally I prefer more dramatic than silly stuff. Pompous, more drama-heavy 'important' flicks that take themselves deadly seriously, rather than films that are just plain silly or over-the-top, and where the riffs focus more on really obvious stuff, physical gags, and gaffs that are like shooting fish in a barrel. This is why IMO, 'Final Frontier' is the best one yet (and 'Crossroads' was also fantastic for much the same reason). It takes itself deadly serious, is full of pompous crap, and therefore deserves to be torn a new one, much more than say, pure nonsense like 'xXx'. Ok, except that water-bomb thing scooting around like a giant motorized rubber duck *was* pretty damn funny.

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Re: What 'style' of films do you like to see riffed?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2006, 07:33:32 AM »
I agree with Crossroads as being the best example of a movie that takes itself too seriously, yet its totaly silly.

My preference for movies styles I like riffed are movies like RoadHouse, Cocktail, Top Gun and Point Break. For me I like the 'cheesyness' about them and I think they offer alot of material for Mike and crew to work with. Its kind of a double whammy in that you can laugh at the movie and laugh at the riffs.


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Re: What 'style' of films do you like to see riffed?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2006, 07:45:42 AM »
As long as the film is full of incompetence, it doesn't really matter I guess.  But the caveat to that is that there has to be a lot going on.  Take Halloween for example.  I thought the Rifftrax was kind of boring, but that's because there was nothing happening on screen to make fun of (which is why they got so much mileage out of joking about how nothing was happening).

One of my favorite MST3Ks of all time is I Accuse My Parents.  To be fair, it was probably one of the higher-quality movies they ever watched: decent acting, decent writing, decent directing.  It was just that the premise was so damn goofy.  Much like the Matrix.  A great Rifftrax because there was so much going on that you could call attention to many different things.  These also go along with what you were saying about movies taking themselves too seriously.  Much like Reefer Madness, I think IAMP was made by some church group.

But my favorite riffs have been these horrible attempts at the sci-fi genre from the past 20 years.  Hobgoblins, Space Mutiny, Time Chasers, Future War, and the like.  I also love when they do Japanese movies.  Any Japanese movie.  I love you, Japan, but what is your deal?
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Re: What 'style' of films do you like to see riffed?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2006, 07:54:47 AM »
"I Accuse My Parents" is one of my favorite eps too, from my personal criteria tho. :D Incompetence is always nice, but 'moral' or 'intellectual' incompetence in a film is just plain awesome. The dramatic premise of IAMP was fantastic. Jimmy's parents don't see him off to school in the morning, he has to toast his own Eggo's, so he careens headfirst into a life of crime and nightclub floozies. Inept drama or idiotic themes always amuse me more than pot shots at rubber dinosaurs. A good example is also 'High School Bigshot', with Marv and his horrible, bean-eating alcoholic loser-dad. Hilarity! :D


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Re: What 'style' of films do you like to see riffed?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2006, 08:09:48 AM »
I also love when they do Japanese movies.  Any Japanese movie.  I love you, Japan, but what is your deal?

Ah, yes.  Japan.  For as long as I live I'll never forget the Hitler building.

My favorite style would have to be the 80s/90s sci-fi and action movies.  They're so stupid that you can laugh at the film as well as the riffs.  It makes the entire experience that much more enjoyable.
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Re: What 'style' of films do you like to see riffed?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2006, 09:10:30 AM »
THEY TOOK OUT THE HITLER BUILDING!

Not often have I fallen off the couch laughing. Thank you, Japan.
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Re: What 'style' of films do you like to see riffed?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2006, 09:30:01 AM »
Hitler Building?! I gotta see this ep. Anyone got pics?


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Re: What 'style' of films do you like to see riffed?
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2006, 09:37:55 AM »
In episode 819, the movie Invasion Of The Neptune Men used stock footage from WW II in which a building with a huge mural of Hitler is blown up. http://hitlerbuilding.ytmnd.com/ Where's everyone gonna go to see Hitler memorabilia?
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Re: What 'style' of films do you like to see riffed?
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2006, 06:17:32 PM »

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Re: What 'style' of films do you like to see riffed?
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2006, 07:04:35 AM »
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Re: What 'style' of films do you like to see riffed?
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2006, 08:17:16 AM »
I've had the most fun with the 80's action movies, Road House and Point Break.  They're both completely absurd but utterly charming at the same time.  Saying that though, I've enjoyed all of the Rifftrax so far.  Bring 'em all on!   8)


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Re: What 'style' of films do you like to see riffed?
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2006, 08:36:22 AM »
Is this like Whose Line is it?
Movies in the style of Old Western K-tel Ad Sci-Fi Cartoons?

I enjoy the cheesy horror movie and sci-fi genre movies more. That's not to say that the Crossroads or Top Gun ones are not good, but if I am channel surfing and have a choice between Top Gun and, say, Weasels Rip My Flesh...well Cruise has nothing on weasels.

But then again, I prefer to watch bad movies over good ones most of the time, so take that as you will.
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Re: What 'style' of films do you like to see riffed?
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2006, 07:10:55 PM »
hmm..probably horror & scifi.

i really enjoyed episodes like soultaker, prince of space,etc.   i mean, i used to watch those movies late night when i was a kid anyway (wayyyy back before cable..that was all that was on at 2 am before the tv shut off!)


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Re: What 'style' of films do you like to see riffed?
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2006, 02:07:28 PM »
Obviously it's extremely fun to watch ridiculous B action and horror movies being ripped apart, but I'm interested in something new: a terrible romantic comedy or a pompous academy award winning drama.