Thursday, April 22, 2010

0319: War of The Colossal Beast

MST3k, Experiment #0319

SHORT:
Mr. B. Natural
.  A sexually androgynous spirit of music teaches Buzz Turner how to be cool.


SEE a Sixty Foot Giant Destroyed...in Color!  War of The Colossal Beast.

A mysterious series of food truck robberies makes government officials doubt that the 60-foot tall Colossal Man is dead. He is discovered in a desolate mountain range in Mexico, insane and horribly disfigured. The military drugs him and transports him back to America where he promptly escapes and wreaks havoc on a city.


The sequel to The Amazing Colossal Man, starring someone completely different as Glenn Manning... and instead of a fiance, he now has a sister who looks insanely like the fiance from the first movie.  My guess is that they could mask (literally) the different actor as Glenn, but with someone else playing the fiance, they changed the character to be his sister.  That's just a guess, but it would make the most sense.

Either way, this movie is no-where near as awesome as the original (which means it sucks even worse), and really reminds me a lot of the second Jurassic Park.  Don't ask me why... maybe it's just the secrecy in the first one, contrasted with the public tromp through a city in the second movie.  Oh, one note on the movie... it's all in black & white until the moment Glenn touches the power lines, when the film suddenly becomes colourized... but no munchkins.

Oh well, enough of this movie... on to Mr. B.!!!  This is the most popular short of the entire series... and some would say the most popular twenty(20) minutes of the entire series.  I have to admit that it's not my favourite.  I like it, sure, but there are PLENTY more shorts that I love much, much more than this.  Oh well, everyone else seems thinks it's the best thing ever... I just can't figure out why.

Anywho, the short is all about a lady, dressed as a sort of Peter Pannish guy, who keeps appearing to this dumb kid and won't stop shrieking at him about music.  In no time, the kid is playing trumpet as well as Herb Alpert.  Ta-da.  Yeah, it's stupid and that's why the jokes are great... specifically the ones about the kid being confused as to why he's turned on by Mr. B.

I still prefer the hygiene shorts best.

Also, Mike Nelson shines yet again as colossal man Glenn Manning.  I always chuckle at Glenn wearing bi-focals and reading one of the viewer letters.  He's such a nice guy.


Favourite line:  "We want to show you more slides!!"