Wednesday, January 13, 2010

0009: Phase IV

It's man against ant in...

MST3k, Experiment #0009

Phase IV:

Desert ants suddenly form a collective intelligence and begin to wage war on the desert inhabitants. It is up to two scientists and a stray girl they rescue from the ants to destroy them. But the ants have other ideas.

Okay, this has to be one of the, if not THE most boring movie they've ever riffed. It's really not so much bad and painful like other movies, as it is just boring. I could barely even pay attention to it.

The whole thing is about super-intelligent ants who essentially will be taking over the world. That's it. There's loads of close-ups of real ants... not really doing much of anything, just slowly looking around... and then there's a couple of humans going out of their way to kill an ant or two that made it into their lab. This really is a stinker of a movie. In the words of Tom Servo, "It made flying turtles look good."

The quality of the riffs and especially the host-segments dropped a few notches from the last few episodes... one host segment was basically just Joel trying to drum "Wipe-Out," and Servo failing at singing the guitar part.

The entire episode failed to grab my interest even once... Ahhh, good old Phase IV.

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