Thursday, April 15, 2010

0315: Teenage Caveman

MST3k, Experiment #0315

SHORTS:
Aquatic Wizards
& Catching Trouble.  In Aquatic Wizards, many people water ski in slow motion throughout Cypress Gardens in Florida. In Catching Trouble, an overly enthusiastic wildlife trapper torments snakes, wildcats and bear cubs while his silent ethnic guide friend watches on.


Prehistoric Rebels Against Prehistoric Beasts!  Teenage Caveman.

Robert Vaughn stars as a white 25-year-old teenage caveman with styled hair who seeks to discover what is in the uncharted jungles beyond his tribe's campsite. It is against the Word (and the Word is the Law), but he breaks it anyway. Soon he discovers a strange creature which kills with its touch.

Oh neat.  A Corman film.

So, I know I bash on Corman, as do we all... but to be honest, a lot of his movies would actually have been quite good had there been a budget of more than a dollar.  This one is pretty decent.  We have a bunch of cave dwelling people in their little community, worshipping something-er-rather, and applying some law that just kinda... exists.  One caveman, a forty(40) year old "teenager" who looks an awful lot like Kyle MacLachlan, decides that he wants to go rogue and start questioning everything.  This of course leads to his general exile, but whatever...  He goes off and explores, and we eventually find out that this wasn't in the past but in the future, as they are all our descendents after a nuclear holocaust and this is a run-on sentence now.

Kind of a cliche plot, but it's not all that horrible.  Well, yes, it is...  The movie kinda blows chunks, but all things considered, I can appreciate it for what it is: cheap.

The episode had some decent segments, most notably the fight scene between TV's Frank and Dr. Forester that extended through the entire episode.  Always some good fun with on-going jokes.  I definitely hope this one sees release someday.  I wouldn't mind some special features as well.


Favourite line:  "Hello, I just invented another torch."