RedLetterMedia presents: re:View

Radioguy

Having it my way since '98
They glossed over this being a redo of The Changeling, being more influenced by 2001 than Star Wars, and that the pivotal scene needn't have been ruined by the number "6" for no reason whatsoever.
 

Pigdango

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I laughed my ass of this episode.
The very beginning where they were talking about how much they loved it and yet they couldn't even decide what the movie was about. "The whole movie is about finding out where you belong. Except Bones. And Chekov. Well Spock and Vger are really the heart of the story. The love story about Decker and Bald lady is the heart of the story..."

Yeah - that's Star Trek TMP. A convoluted mess that somehow manages to have too much and not enough going on at the same time. But it's great because it's boring. :rolleyes:
 

BIV

I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
I thoroughly enjoyed that.

Still love that movie. So great.
 

HandPanzer

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I'm a bit behind on my RLM viewing so I'm just getting around to seeing the Macaulay Culkin episode--pretty great.
 

Radioguy

Having it my way since '98
Amazon Women On The Moon deserves this treatment if Top Secret does. Really, Top Secret's only real watchability is as one of Peter Cushing's last films, which is sad, really.
 

Bill Lehecka

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I mean to rewatch.

But it appears as though Jay is wearing shorts. Weird. No like.
According to their Patreon, they shot a bunch of Re:Views when the Canadians were visiting a few months ago, so this one has been in the can for a while.
 

ruckstande

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Amazon Women On The Moon deserves this treatment if Top Secret does. Really, Top Secret's only real watchability is as one of Peter Cushing's last films, which is sad, really.
So you don't care for this?
 

Pigdango

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So you don't care for this?
I loved Top Secret as a kid. I watched it a few years ago and it doesn't hold up as well as Airplane, but it's still one of the better comedies of the 80's, which is saying something, as the 80's are probably definitely the best decade for comedies in film history.

I don't want to trigger Liddy or Panzer, but that would be a really fun list to make, actually.

Just looking through the decades. No doubt whatsoever that the 80's are #1. I think the 60's are the worst by a country mile, although the 2010's are giving it a run for the money.
 
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Radioguy

Having it my way since '98
Top Secret! was made at a time when people were already getting fatigued by the Zucker-stye comedy. It has some really funny moments, but it's still more like a collection of gags than they make a case for. In that, the Amazon Women comparison isn't undue. It's not as well-conceived as Airplane or Naked Gun was.

As for the 60s, do I really need to mention Peter Sellers' films? Some hilarious ones there. The 70s were a lull in comedy if anything.
 

HandPanzer

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I loved Top Secret as a kid. I watched it a few years ago and it doesn't hold up as well as Airplane, but it's still one of the better comedies of the 80's, which is saying something, as the 80's are probably definitely the best decade for comedies in film history.

I don't want to trigger Liddy or Panzer, but that would be a really fun list to make, actually.

Just looking through the decades. No doubt whatsoever that the 80's are #1. I think the 60's are the worst by a country mile, although the 2010's are giving it a run for the money.
Make it a tiered list or I'm gonna burn this motherfucker down, Pig.

I'm in a tough spot, comedy-wise. I feel like a lot of the movies you had to live through to really appreciate. There are a few I can think of that transcend that though--Airplane being one of them.
 

Pigdango

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Top Secret! was made at a time when people were already getting fatigued by the Zucker-stye comedy. It has some really funny moments, but it's still more like a collection of gags than they make a case for. In that, the Amazon Women comparison isn't undue. It's not as well-conceived as Airplane or Naked Gun was.

As for the 60s, do I really need to mention Peter Sellers' films? Some hilarious ones there. The 70s were a lull in comedy if anything.
The mistake would be to judge an entire decade by a handful of films. Yes, there are some fantastic comedies from that decade. The Producers, Dr Strangelove, The Pink Panther, A Shot in the Dark, and The Party.

What makes the 60's the worst is that beyond those 5 there literally were only a handful of other comedies even made during that decade. I found a top 20 comedies of the 60's list on imdb that lists two Beatles movies for crying out loud.

And you're insane about the 70's being a lull. While Peter Sellers was pretty much the only game in town in the 60's, the 70's featured multiple movies from Monty Python, Mel Brooks, Cheech and Chong, and Woody Allen. Not to mention Animal House, American Graffiti, MASH, The Jerk, etc.
 

Pigdango

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Make it a tiered list or I'm gonna burn this motherfucker down, Pig.

I'm in a tough spot, comedy-wise. I feel like a lot of the movies you had to live through to really appreciate. There are a few I can think of that transcend that though--Airplane being one of them.
I'm still working on ranking the decades. I've got the 80's as the best and the 60's as the worst. I may have just talked myself into the 70's being the second best decade. I had been leaning towards the 90s. That's probably what you meant by having to live through them. But as I look at both decades I think the 70s have a few more that have held up, and I think that's at least partially because many of them are period pieces.

  1. The 80's
  2. The 70's
  3. The 90s
  4. The 30s
  5. The 50s
  6. The 2000s
  7. The 40s
  8. The 2010s
  9. The 60s
 

HandPanzer

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I'm still working on ranking the decades. I've got the 80's as the best and the 60's as the worst. I may have just talked myself into the 70's being the second best decade. I had been leaning towards the 90s. That's probably what you meant by having to live through them. But as I look at both decades I think the 70s have a few more that have held up, and I think that's at least partially because many of them are period pieces.

  1. The 80's
  2. The 70's
  3. The 90s
  4. The 30s
  5. The 50s
  6. The 2000s
  7. The 40s
  8. The 2010s
  9. The 60s
By "live through to really appreciate" I meant that there are probably comedies from the early/mid-2000s that I connected with more being a kid than you would, and movies from the 80s I wouldn't connect as well with as you do. So, the way to really decide "best decade" you'd have to choose movies that are great no matter what era you're from (you mentioned some already, so I think we're pretty much on the same page).
 

Pigdango

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By "live through to really appreciate" I meant that there are probably comedies from the early/mid-2000s that I connected with more being a kid than you would, and movies from the 80s I wouldn't connect as well with as you do. So, the way to really decide "best decade" you'd have to choose movies that are great no matter what era you're from (you mentioned some already, so I think we're pretty much on the same page).
I knew what you meant, which is why my first impulse was to say 80s and 90s before I stepped back and looked at the 70s after Radioguy said they stunk.

The 00s had a few great ones - Borat, The Hangover, Mean Girls, Shaun of the Dead, Team America, Bad Santa, Death at a Funeral, but I'm not sure how many of those are going to stand up 20 years from now. I feel right now like I've got that decade in the right spot, but it could slip ahead of the 50s. Probably not much higher though.

I think a really good view of the 90s vs the 00s is on Ranker, where Toy Story ranks #24 on the 90s list but Shrek ranks #8 for the 00s. Says a lot...
 
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