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Plot: Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about This Island Earth Runtime: 73 mins Release Date: 21 Jun 1996
See how a pathetic film can be raised to new heights (by ToldYaSo)
Do you find a really bad movie more amusing than annoying? Have you ever watched a lousy flick with friends and improvised dialogue for the actors or make remarks in jest about how stupid the film is? Have you ever wondered what happens to the other sock? If you answered yes, you will enjoy "Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie".The premise is that the evil Dr. Forrester is subjecting Mike Nelson and his robot companions Tom Servo and Crow to some of the worst films of all time, as part of a plot to beat the world into submission. Yeah, this premise is pretty weak in itself, but <more>
the commentary from these three is what you'll be hooked by.What this intrepid trio does best is make fun of stinky celluloid for the audience's amusement. They do the unimaginable; they make an utter piece of trash not only watchable, but hilarious. It's open season on ridiculous movies, and the film is merely a showcase of their regular television program of the same name. The film has been my first exposure to the show, which has selected episodes available on tape. Sadly, the show is not broadcast in my area, and sadder still is the news that the series will conclude this year. The unfortunate aspect of this is that I do have a sense of what I'm missing. It's a great concept, and has proven to be popular with many viewers.The film for the mocking is "This Island Earth". A particularly cheesy selection that can actually be found on DVD in its original format without the hilarious commentary. Some people regard it as a sci-fi classic, but it's essentially been brought to better light with the help of the MST3K team. No one is safe. They even mock their own credits. Watch this one with friends if you can; it's really well done.
It may be simple... Even trite... But I've never laughed so hard. (by thood-1)
My opinion: The TV series was usually pretty funny, but had its ups and downs. The movie is just hilarious. They must have been saving this movie for a special occasion and they've honed their timing and jokes to perfection. The first time I saw this with some friends, we had no idea what it was. It had been recommended by another friend. From the opening credits to the end we were in stitches. I've never laughed so hard in my life. At a few points we almost had to pause the movie to catch our breath.I should note that for the first ten minutes, we were watching the movie in a state <more>
of disbelief. We were all thinking "What the devil is this? This is stupid!" For us, this quickly passed and we had a great time.This movie's not for everyone: If you're the type who likes to get weird, funny movies and hang out until 4:00 am acting goofy your friends, you'll enjoy this movie. If you're looking for a standard comedy, look elsewhere. If you won't take it seriously and just want to have some laughs, you'll enjoy it. If you have ever been referred to as a movie snob, please avoid this movie at all costs.
I know it's just a movie and I should really just relax... BUT I CAN'T! (by zmaturin)
I would be hard pressed to name any movie that disappointed me as much as `MST3K: The Movie'. After being a rabid fan of the show for several years, a feature film version was a mind-blowing possibility that I couldn't wait for. Of course, it only played "major cities" for about two weeks, then quietly plopped onto video store shelves, where I finally got to pay to see it. I've got to admit, I wasn't that crazy about it. In fact, it seems that Best Brains was engulfed and dominated by a overly-elaborate, poorly-planned studio mentality that couldn't grasp the <more>
concept of the show. MST3K is about a good natured temp worker Michael J. Nelson who is stranded on a spaceship with witty robots and is forced to watch bizarre and awful movies by a demented scientist. The fact that the bulk of the show is showing movies, translating the concept to a theatrical presentation seems like it should be no problem. The film they chose to riff, `This Island Earth', was a perfect choice. It has great production values and would look great back on the big screen, with crisp imagery and competent special effects. Despite it's technical competence, though, it's saddled with some ridiculous dialog, rock-stupid heroes, dumb situations, unbelievable plot twists, and a really silly/cool rubber monster. What's not to love?But for some damn reason, the movie was edited for it's use in `MST3K: The Movie'. Now `This Island Earth' seems rushed and worse than it really is. They delete a scene where Cal the big, dumb scientist played by Rex Reason breaks more equipment, making their later jokes about Cal's clumsiness sort of strange, as we only see him break one thing. These cuts also create a continuity gaffe, as Ruth's dress changes from one shot to another. After all the cuts, `MST3K: The Movie' is actually shorter than the un-MSTied `This Island Earth', even shorter than an episode of the MST3K TV show- without commercials! What the Hell?So the movie segments are disappointing, but still really funny despite the wisecracks being less esoteric and frequent then on the TV show . Then there's the host segments. There's a good introduction by the great Dr. Forrester Trace Beaulieu , but the rest of the host segments are overly simple and childish, lacking clever word play and gags. They were able to use different angles and cuts within scenes unlike the TV show , but this seems to hinder the writer's imaginations rather than embellish it. In these scenes, none of the characters get any good lines or comedic sequences, and Tom Servo Kevin Murphy and Crow Beaulieu again become interchangeable, colorless characters. What the Hell?Perhaps I am being overly harsh on this movie because I love the television show so much. I didn't hate the movie, in fact, there is much to recommend. The movie segments are hilarious, and the show's colorful toy-store sets adapt well to the big screen in theory, I mean, I never got to see it on the big screen . It's just is distressing to think that many people's introduction to the world of MST3K was this watered down version.I pray that Universal gets around to releasing a special edition of this movie. There were a few cut host segments, including an alternate ending, that would be interesting to see. Plus, they could show the entire, uncut `This Island Earth', giving the strongest point of `MST3K: The Movie', the movie-mocking, more screen time. But in the mean time- what the Hell?!?!?
Mystery Science Theater 3000, anyone who is a fan of this show is a friend of mine, it's a great show for any movie buff. The reason why the show is so loved is because it does what we always want to do or say during a really bad movie. So naturally the successful show that was created on Comedy Central wanted to do a movie about our favorite sarcastic robots. Was the movie a success? Not so much, but doesn't mean that this movie is bad at all, in fact, it's a great one to watch. My only disappointment? I think was just the fact that this was just like any other episode, there was <more>
nothing really too special about it to make it stand out as a movie. Secondly, I've seen funnier episodes than this movie. I'm not dissing the movie, because this is still completely worth the watch.Mike, Tom and Gypsy are startled to find Crow deep in the lower sections of the Satellite of Love, pounding at the hull with various digging instruments. He has convinced himself that he can tunnel back to Earth, he tells them. Checking his digging calculations, Crow discovers that he already knew this was inevitable: Look at that, Breach Hull, All Die. Even had it underlined! They return to the Bridge, as Dr. Forrester announces that he is about to make them watch the 1955 classic sci-fi thriller This Island Earth in an attempt to break their wills. In Mystery Science Theater 3000 tradition, we are in for a good ride as they mock this silly clichéd 50's sci fi film with no mercy.I do love the film that they picked This Island Earth, while in some sense it is a fun little sci fi classic, probably the first movie that I saw before I ever saw it on Mystery Science Theater 3000, it still is really cheesy and fun to make fun of. I just love at the end where the alien is trying to protect our two main characters away from the monster and for some odd reason he just lightly blocks the two people away from the monster as Mike points out "ACTING!", lol! Obviously fans of the show are going to see this movie, it's a little girt to the fans I think in some sense, I wish they had a few more cameos and could've gone a little bigger, but it's all good. For those who don't know the premise of the show, this is a funny movie, the people that I've introduced the show too have mixed reviews, a few loved it a few didn't really like it, so it's one of those movies you'll have to decide for yourself.9/10
i laughed so hard my throat hurt the next day! (by BrotherNumpsie)
It was a really boring night and me and my sisters came across this movie. At first I didn't notice the silhouettes at the bottom of the screen. WE had missed the first half unfortunately.Anyway, it was the best laugh i've had for ages. I just can't describe how blooming funny this film is but we were giggling just about the whole way through!It's such a clever idea and so well done. I have bought a box set and hope it will be as good.We had never even heard of the tv series and are not sci-fi fans, but still enjoyed the film very much.I give it 9 1/2 out of 10, because <more>
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie was my first introduction to the MST3K phenomenon, as my small-town cable provider wasn't aware that a Sci-Fi Channel existed. The concept of making jokes during bad movies is so simple, yet it's almost brilliant. We've all had great nights with friends cracking jokes during some real stinkers. But thanks to MST3K, we see professionals and puppets comment on the worst movies around. I guess everything is just better with puppets!There are many funny comments made while Mike & Company are watching `This Island Earth,' but my favorites <more>
include the crew singing `Normal View, Normal View!!!', their rendition of Brack's television show theme, and the Casablanca-type scene between hunky Cal and wormy Joe. However, not all comments are comedic gold, but most are pretty good. I think most viewers will enjoy looking at movies through the eyes of our fearless heroes.My IMDb Rating: 9/10. My Yahoo! Grade: A Outstanding
A blast of an episode from the Best Brains!! (by GalaxyGa)
It was a blast! If you, the viewer, are not familiar with Mystery Science Theater 3000, better known as MST3K, I recommend that you rent/buy/borrow, beg, or steal tapes to become a tad familiar with the concept.The concept is: riffing a B-or-worse-scifi-movie; the victim, er-- subject, in this case, is "This Island Earth", a classic from the 50's. There's this guy Mike who's been shot up to an orbiting space station the Satellite of Love, or SOL by a Mad Scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester . Mike is a replacement test subject Joel, who made the robots for <more>
companionship, escaped , and he and Joel's 'bots short for ro-bots ease the stress of being test subjects by making [email protected]$$ remarks while the movie is running. Then there are little interval segments that attempt to tell a coherent narrative.The catch is that the bots are actually only puppets made from a gumball machine head, salad bowl, Tupperware interlocking set of flower vases, and armatures from folding adjustable desk lamps. The original actor who voices Crow T. Robot is Trace Beaulieu, who also plays Dr. Forrester ah, the magic of motion pictures! . The guy who voices Tom Servo is Kevin Murphy-- well, if you really want to see him, you'll have to find the episodes on tape and go looking for his appearances as other characters.This movie is much better than the episodes that have appeared either on Comedy Central or the Sci-Fi Channel, primarily because Best Brains, the production company, had more money to make better sets, props, and better staging of gags. The Hubble was great, as was the amusing and embarrassing segment where Dr. Forrester ends up in the Metalunan guy's shower. [aaagghhh!!!]The only two things I miss are Joel Hodgson, who was the original host, and Frank Conniff, who played Dr. Forrester's assistant, "TV's Frank". Joel was a much different "test subject" than Mike-- Joel was more introspective, did many more musical bits on the show, was more creative ["Invention Exchange" was Joel's idea; as a comic/magician, he made most of the bizarre and funny inventions on the show.] I feel that Joel's presence, as writer and actor, would have given a tighter, more coherent slant to the experiment but then, again, I could be biased! .Frank Conniff, as TV's Frank, was the best inept sidekick an inept Mad Scientist could have, and Frank was the perfect foil for Forrester. Their gags tended to be more physical, slapstick comedy.But MST3K: The Movie is, I hope, the first in a long line of franchise movies like Star Trek: The Motion Picture! . I hope that Best Brains, Inc. does another MST3K movie--it's like no-calorie chocolate!!!
"Mystery Science Theater 3000" MST3K is an American program which features Mike Nelson and two funny robots Tom Servo and Crow T.Robot seen in silhouette,making fun of some trashy movie playing on the screen before them.This time Mike and the robots settle in to watch truly awful science-fiction film "This Island Earth" 1955,Joseph M.Newman .The wisecracks are clever and really amusing-I laughed a lot during the film.Some of my favourite lines are: Crow T.Robot "The secret government Eggo Project!","Eat my photons,punyheads!" etc. My rating:8 out of <more>
My introduction to the TV series... (by Markmainwaring)
This was my introduction to the TV series and soon I was hooked.Looking back its no were near as funny as the TV series but still, in Britain, it may be the only way you get too see MST3K. Especially since the SCI-FI Channel refuse to repeat it.This Island Earth was a strange choice for MST3K. It is counted as a classic amongst certain circles. But still it manages to be funny. So join Mike, Crow and Tom Servo on the Satellite of Love. They will make you laugh. And cry from laughing .And after you have watched it hunt out the TV shows on American DVD's.Look there legs are sticking out...