Friday, August 13, 2010

0611: Last of The Wild Horses

MST3k, Experiment #0611

WILD FURY... WIDE OPEN THRILLS! Last of The Wild Horses.

A man must clear himself of a murder he did not commit. Also, horse thieves.

I'm going to do my best to not go all into too much detail about how this episode was a mock of the famous Star trek episode "Mirror, Mirror" which it was, sure... but that's been drilled into the ground by every episode guide or reference. So, in short, some of the characters switched roles, into an alternate dimension where Mike and the bots are evil and keeping good Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank on a satellite, forcing them to watch bad movies. They even went so far as to dress alterna-Mike and the bots in similar outfits to the Star Trek alternates. It all made for a fun episode that far overshadowed the movie and riffing...

...which is actually almost too bad. For once we actually have a movie with a pretty straight-forward, coherent, and cohesive plot. Another for the "western" category, I'd have to say that this wasn't all too bad a movie. It's a typical western, with a typical western plot, typical western acting, and typical western set. I will admit that a few of the characters weren't really very smart... for instance, when running from the law, the lead character hid in a big barn... but he left his horse tied up outside, in the open where ANYONE passing by could see it. Not smart. But aside from things like that, this was a fairly good movie.

The riffing was great, on all parts... This episode, being the "alternate dimension" episode, had the good Frank and Dr. F. in the theater riffing instead of Mike and the bots for the first part of the movie. This was a nice change-up, and (as expected) the two of them did a great job. I always enjoy how they tend to find a nice way to mix things around for a little bit every so often.

One thing I have to point out... the villain of the movie got a letter from his cohort, who was hiding out in Red Bluff, California. I live about 45 minutes away from Red Bluff. The movie was filmed and supposed to take place in Oregon. Red Bluff is a good four(4) hours away from the Oregon border, by car... The bad guy then stated that he was going to "ride over" to Red Bluff the next day. I don't know how far they thought that was, but I don't see that as being a simple little jaunt by horse.

Just my observations...

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