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(Kickstarter)   Cool: The guys at RiffTrax set up a Kickstarter to raise money so that they can do a live riff of Twilight. Epic win: it meets its goal in about six hours   (kickstarter.com) divider line 6
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2013-02-25 11:03:27 PM  
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yukichigai: secularsage: Maybe I'm just getting older and crankier, but I'm finding myself much less interested in riffs on popular films that everyone knows are dreck (Twilight, Transformers, Star Wars Ep 1, etc) and much more interested in Rifftrax's efforts to continue the work of MST3K by digging up cheesy movies no one's ever heard of and riff on those instead.

If you go on their site and check out some of the films they've got available, there are some real awful titles like Buffalo Rider, Future Force and Santa vs the Ice Cream Bunny, all of which are much more entertaining than any of the Twilight films. (Cinematic Titanic is also much more focused on these forgotten films.)

I realize that riffing on popular or legendary films is part of how Rifftrax gets attention to bring new people into the fold, and I embrace that. I quite enjoyed the original Twilight riff. But after the Razzies yesterday and this today, I'm just sort of sick of the "Twilight is so awful teehee" line of joking. Isn't it far more fun to mock something bad that was TRYING to be good? (Or at least passable)

After a point it becomes a moral imperative to mock things until the people who made those things realize they are bad and feel bad.  Twilight is one of those cases.


I agree with this, but also feel compelled to mention that they riff on certain films (Casablanca, The Dark Knight) that I thoroughly enjoyed as well.  I honestly like a mix of obscure and popular, because thanks to Twilight Rifftrax, say, I know what the f--k my cousins are going on and on about.  No way in hell I'd watch it otherwise.

Basically the popular movie Rifftrax are like The Daily Show / Colbert Report / The Soup to me, in that the laughter eases the pain and *then* some, and damn do I appreciate them for it.
2013-02-25 09:20:54 PM  
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Ceiling Moran: Just a quick correction to subby's headline: RiffTrax reached it's goal in 90 minutes! I was checking it in real time. (Don't look at me like that -- my job starts next Monday, so I'm allowed to waste some time now.)


its, dammit, not it's.  dammit dammit dammit
2013-02-25 09:14:28 PM  
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Just a quick correction to subby's headline: RiffTrax reached it's goal in 90 minutes! I was checking it in real time. (Don't look at me like that -- my job starts next Monday, so I'm allowed to waste some time now.)
2013-02-25 08:17:45 PM  
1 votes:
I really miss MST3k.
2013-02-25 08:06:08 PM  
1 votes:
If they don't do Twilight live, I'd love to see them get the rights to Miami Connection or Gymkata.
2013-02-25 08:00:17 PM  
1 votes:
Goddammit.  Now I'm going to have to pay money to see Twilight in the freaking theaters?

mooseyfate: I know how I'm supposed to feel about this, but my expression remains vacant.

/line?


Well, since I got beaten to that...
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