Nicole Grey (foenix) wrote,
Nicole Grey
foenix

MST3K Rewatch Week 4 - Catalina Caper

"Cue the made for tv music!"

I'm of two minds about this episode.  I always prefer when they stick with the scifi/horror stuff.  The real world, mystery movie type stuff always feelds kinda meh to me.  However, they do often get good jokes out of those, I'm just not as interested.

So yeah, on the one hand, not their usual flavour of film.  On the other hand, well...this is an early episode.  21 years old.  My gods, this episode can drink now.  I didn't quite find myself *laughing* during this episode.  I guffawed a few times, but mostly I was just smiling.  Which is just fine too, it just didn't quite tickle me as much as many other episodes.

Which is a shame.  This movie DID feature the use of one of my favourite things they don't do enough, interacting with the movie they're watching.  That can be hard to do, to be sure.  But anytime Mike or Joel stood up and looked over a barrier on screen, I loved it.

I haven't said much about host segments yet, since I usually use those to make a quick run to the fridge, or check stuff online, but I did enjoy the running gag of Tom's obsession with "Creepy Girl".  He was just so into her.  And the song was nice and silly.

The movie was good for them though, with a lot of oddness and strange happenings.  If not for the buckets of padding, all the singing and dancing, that basically had Joel and the Bots spinning their wheels and making the same jokes, this would've been a better riffing, I think.  Another highlight was the comedic relief of Agent Pratfall, as I call him.  He wasn't funny, but the guys made good use of him NOT being funny, for them to be funny.

Another just OK episode with some good laughs, but not terrible.

J
Tags: mst3k
Subscribe

  • I Scream You Scream

    Trisk has a new in depth review, a previously unreleased 80s scifi noir movie called Hellfire...er, Primal Scream. It's a fun little story that…

  • Avoid the Aquanoid

    Trisk is back to keep the summertime fun rolling, as we hit the beach for a belated fourth of July celebration as a creature terrorises the beach…

  • Two Heads Living With Just One Mind

    Trisk is updated with a new review, The Incredible 2 Headed Transplant! Follow the adventures of a poor man who ends up with a serial killer's…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments