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Making Twilight Bearable - What Ever Happened to The MST3K Guys - Rifftrax
A little RiffTrax cover art for you.
Misty isn't dead, she just changed her name.
Back at the dawn of time, I remember going over to my friend Sean's house to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000, MST3K, called Misty. Misty was a group of guys mocking really bad movies. No, they were worse than that. They were generally movies that should have skipped the straight to video stage and gone straight to the garbage heap.
The movies were universally old. Basically things that no one cared about or things that were in the public domain. Manos: the Hands of Fate is one title that springs to mind. Manos, of course, would be Hands. Hands: The Hands of Fate. That's the high point of the film.
But the three heads at the bottom of your screen--two robots and a human--mocked the movies without mercy. They made bad movies good. And then they disappeared. I thought they were gone for good.
A couple of years ago, my wife found part of them online at a little site called RiffTrax. They got back together and started doing the same old thing, but with a new twist: they make fun of new movies. Especially those big blockbusters that deserve no pity or mercy, but you couldn't get near without getting sued.
How do they do it? They sell you the digital audio that you play while watching the movie. You simply have to sync it up. Periodically you may have to pause your iPod or DVD or whatever to make it sync again, but you get the same old mocking guys doing what they do best.
They not only make the Twilight movies bearable, they make them downright funny. Even people who enjoy the movies will get a laugh out of them a second time around with some gentle (and not so gentle) ribbing.
Think you have what it takes? Are you funny enough? You can submit your own Riffs to be featured. Honestly, though, most of the ones we've tried aren't nearly as good as the official grade-A RiffTrax.
Who's left from the original MST3K gang? Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, and Kevin Murphy. They were Mike, Crow T. Robot, and Tom Servo, respectively.
A few titles you ought to check out? The Twilight Saga, Iron Man, and the Harry Potter series. And the Lord of the Rings series. And the X-Men. Heck, just find a movie that was a big hit that you thought needed a little air let out of it and they'll help you get your wish.