Nicole Grey (foenix) wrote,
Nicole Grey

MST3K Rewatch Week 92 - Codename: Diamond Head

Short - A Day at the Fair - This is wholly accurate for fairs.  I've been to way too many of these, and I became sick of them before I was 20.

"Musty carnies, drunk by 10AM!"

Movie - "Tonight, on Generic TV Movie!"  That pretty much sums it up, yeah.

A made for tv movie that was a failed pilot, about a spy chasing another spy to stop him from stealing a weapon.  It honestly works better, for some definition of 'better' as a movie than as setup.  I really don't know where this would have gone forward from here, other than 'more spy stuff'.  But then, ongoing stories, even loose ones, weren't a big deal in the 1970s.

"Oliver Twist had more Hawaiian locations than this movie."  Oh yes, and it's supposed to be in Hawaii.  Much like Mike and the Bots, I remain dubious of these claims.

And about a third of the way through, it hit me and I shouted out, "Holy shit, that REALLY IS Ian McShane!!"  I thought it was just their typical jokes for awhile, and then...

The cheesiness of this being a tv movie, as usually happens, gives them plenty to work worth.  Cheap locations, low budget actors, and the incoherent plot of a series made movie story.  Yeah, this was made for MST3K.

Tags: mst3k

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