Nicole Grey (foenix) wrote,
Nicole Grey
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MST3K Rewatch Week 71 - The Beast of Yucca Flats

Two fun shorts with this movie, a MST3K rarity.  Both get some good jokes in, and are right up their alley.

But oh, Yucca Flats...  THIS is the perfect sort of movie for them.  The 50s scifi silliness of it all.  A defecting Russian scientist gets caught in a nuclear test, a la Hulk (Although the timing of it would suggest the Hulk is more "a la Beast of Yucca Flats, but you know what I mean!), and he then becomes incoherent, strong, and directionless.  He wanders around wreaking havoc for the rest of the film, until he's stopped.  It's so silly and pointless and bad, exactly what MST3KJ does best.

"Tor Johnson as the beast?  That's just smart casting."

And GAH it's a Coleman Francis film!  The murky filming, the cars, so many cars, so much parking!!  The off-camera dialogue!  The narration!!  So many of his hallmarks.  He truly was a great director...to create MST3K movies.

"Well, it IS more suspenseful if you don't know what's going on!"

Crow starting a Film Anti-Preservation Society because of this movie is a great idea, and this is a perfect movie to drive him to that.  if anything would make you want to burn a reel of film, it's something on this show.

J
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