Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie, although critically acclaimed by many, was seen by fans as not the best that MST3K had to offer, but it was good enough to get some new fans into the fold. I pretty much feel the same way. What's fun about MST3K is when the movies that they spoof are just completely incompetent, haven't aged well or lack any quality whatsoever. Everything from 50's sci-fi B movies to 80's sci-fi train wrecks are really the bread and butter of the show's focus, and the film featured in the movie, This Island Earth, doesn't reach those sort of levels. We appreciate the heck out of it for the effort, and we genuinely laugh along with it, but it wasn't the olive in the martini. A lot of it had to do with the studio that they were working with who noted it quite a bit and pressured them into cutting a big portion of it out. The movie is actually shorter than episodes of the original TV show. Regardless of that, it's still a fun movie.