Thursday, June 10, 2010

0422: The Day The Earth Froze

MST3k, Experiment #0422

SHORT:
Here Comes The Circus. Watch and enjoy a wide variety of circus acts - if you dare!

The Most Chilling Terror Ever Experienced.  The Day The Earth Froze.

Based on Finnish mythology, this movie traces the exploits of Lemminkainen as he woos the fair Annikki and battles the evil witch Louhi. Louhi kidnaps Annikki to compel her father to build for her a Sampo, a magical device that creates salt, grain, and gold. When Lemminkainen tries (and fails) to recover the Sampo, Louhi steals the sun, plunging the world into frozen darkness.


So there's... Well, see this... It's... Hm.

Okay well the short was great, of this I am well aware. The riffing gets pretty messed up though... for example "A rogue elephant snaps its tether and kills a coolie" and my favourite "Make way for the Ku Klux Klowns!!" So yeah, the short makes sense sorta.

As for the movie... well... Hmm... It's about some girl named Annikki, a guy named Lemminkainen, and a Sampo. I think that should about sum it up... if you were insane that is. This movie is perfect for this show, because it would actually be good if it wasn't so bizarre and just, well... weird. But it IS weird and bizarre, and that's what makes it fun!!! My pure unwillingness to really figure out what the hell is actually going on in this movie shouldn't detract you from seeing it. I actually quite love this episode, because it's really really funny and this is in the midst of a stride of great episodes.

The host segments are good, my favourite showcasing Gypsy in her one-woman/robot show "Gypsy Rose... Me!" I love Gypsy, so it's always fun to see her being involved in segments. Another stand-out segment is the "What is a Sampo?" sketch.

I laughed a lot at the invention exchange, but oddly not at the invention itself... just at the name of Joel's invention, the Snaction. Great stuff!!! It's just fun to say. Snaction!


Favourite line: "Are you with the bride or the failure?!"