Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie Reviews
I've always loved MST3k, and to be able to see it on the big screen doing what they do best, making fun of bad movies, is a joy to behold in a real theater venue. The only thing of note to say is, while it does follow the same format as every other episode of the series, the movie itself is actually far shorter than any episode on tv, running just 75 minutes as apposed to the normal 93 or so minutes. Many scenes where edited out and the ending was changed around to. Not only that, but there was much more of the movie, This Island Earth, that was not used. However, that can pretty much be accredited to the studio not really knowing what to make of this little Midwest puppet show they where investing into brining to the big screen.
With all that said, with all the years passed since their original debut in 1988, the crew of the Satellite of Love, remind us of must fun t can be just to sit down with a few good friends and do what many of us have always done, talk back at cheesy movies.
Like with Mallrats, they had gold, but treated it like a straight-to-video release promotion wise, dooming it before opening night.
My only complaint about this movie and the show is that trying to show this to someone not used to 100 laughs-per-minute is extremely hard to do. It's not like a standard comedy, where there's a setup, into a process, ending in a punchline. This film is joke, joke, joke, joke, joke, one after another until the film ends. Us fans LOVE it, but people who don't get it, just think we're nuts for liking it..lol
Funny when it's not too cheesy.