Nicole Grey (foenix) wrote,
Nicole Grey
foenix

MST3K Rewatch Week 87 - Mighty Jack

"This is only a test. Had this been an actual movie..."

More Japanese programming!  More tv episodes of a lengthy series!  Edited together into an incoherent 90 minute mess!

Yeah, I'm gonna skim the plot here, because it's just...cinematic kludging on screen.  I don't judge the series on what happened here, but damn.  This is just...a Frankenstein monster of plot, with the important parts missing.

I don't think it's AS bad as they make it out, but it's still rushed and WTF inducing.  In short, Mighty Jack is a Japanese spy organisation, or their aircraft that doubles as a submarine.  Or maybe the base.  Possibly all of the above.  The main plot centers around the evil counterpart to Mighty Jack, Q, trying to ferret out the location of the good guys and destroying them.  Things happen.

As with previous attempts to turn tv shows into video release movies, the resulting monstrosity gives them plenty of opportunity for jokes.  So much, that this episode is often considered one of the classics, and it is a place it deserves.  Almost all the Sandy Frank provided episodes are gold.  Great episodes to hook new fans.

My fave runner was probably Tom, I think,  kissing all the actors when the movie does closeups, and their lips end up right over him.

J
...Ice that doesn't melt.
Tags: mst3k
Subscribe

  • Buy Low, Cellar High

    Trisk begins December with a charming little simple movie called Cellar Dweller. It's a quaint little movie that's not too challenging, and…

  • The Crime SOLVING Beast!

    Trisk is updated with my latest in depth look at a cinematic turkey, Don Dohler's Nightbeast! And yes, I am beating the Kngithboat joke to death…

  • Gut Check

    Trisk is updated with my latest in depth look, a little flick called Gutterballs. This movie is...rough. A comedy should never have this much…

  • 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.
  • 1 comment