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Keith Palmer's Multi-Purpose Journal
2007-09-20 08:06 am (UTC)
You can, and yet in reading MSTings I did start wondering if taking on a well-known movie makes it a little too easy to let "shared dislike" bubble out and leave things too mean to be really funny. But maybe I'm just especially annoyed today after learning that the new project of some of the Mystery Science Theater writers, where they record mocking "RiffTrax" to be synched up with official DVDs, is about to harsh on Revenge of the Sith, mentioned in annoying fashion... Somehow, hearing about the last two times they did that with Star Wars movies left me quite uninterested in checking out their current work.
I don't have much desire to check those Rifftrax out either. According to lp, the one on TPM was so harsh that even some MST3Kers were taken aback. IMO it just continues the PT-bashing feedback loop, and though that stuff doesn't get me angry like it used to, neither do I have much sense of humor about it, nor do I think I should be expected to.
Also, It's like the MST3Kers feel "obligated" to put out a Rifftrax on ROTS, kind of like the guys behind the Razzies felt "obligated" to give Hayden Christensen the "award" for Worst Supporting Actor for ROTS. Of course, PT-bashers always have an air of being so cool, edgy, and brave for bashing the prequels, even though we're also supposed to think everyone hates the prequels. How those two things jive is not something I've ever understood.
Sometimes, I wonder if even some of the bashers really hate the PT all that much, or if they just feel "obligated" to dis them because it's supposedly common wisdom that they suck. And I've seen many people offer a nugget of praise for one of the prequels, but practically trip over their own feet rushing to qualify it -- for instance, "That scene in AOTC where Yoda pulls out his lightsaber is a great moment." The next sentence, of course, is, "Too bad the rest of the movie sucked."
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