Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

release year: 1996
genre: comedy/satire
viewing setting: home DVD, 1/8/99 and home laserdisc, 4/13/97
what I expected: to laugh
what I got: basically, a good laugh-fest

synopsis: Within the established-on-TV framework of their show, a man and two robots poke fun at the old movie This Island Earth

impressions: It started off slow (because the movie being panned started off slow) but overall, this was a barrel of laughs. I'm not a regular viewer of the TV show MST3K and I am not particularly amused by the framework that surrounds the guys making fun of the movie they're watching. However, once they get going, it's pretty solid comedy.

acting: I'm not sure if this is applicable...the acting in This Island Earth was definitely abyssmal.

final word: Worth seeing, maybe more than once.

rating: C+

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