Wednesday, August 25, 2010

0618: High School Big Shot

MST3k, Experiment #0618

Out of This World. A tale of the never ending battle between good and evil, heaven and hell, as the battle moves to Earth for ultimate domination of bread delivery truck drivers.

The kid who showed the big time how! High School Big Shot.

Marv needs money. His unemployed dad is so poor that he makes Marv give up half his last six bucks so they can both go on three-dollar dates; he's just lost his scholarship after getting caught writing a term paper for Betty, the prettiest (and only) girl in his class; and Betty herself has told him he doesn't stand a chance with her unless he can give her what she wants most: money, money, money. But Marv has mob ties and Marv knows where to find a million dollars cash...

Lots of Servo fun on this episode. We start with him being enlarged, Hulk-style, which was incredibly well-designed, by the way... and we even get jumbo-Servo in the theater riffing over some of the short. Later on in the movie, after he's back to normal size, Mike gets mad at his "Don't Pay the Ferryman" jokes and chucks him out of the theater. I always love random little "different" things like that.

This is yet another of my favourite shorts. I get all giddy at the mobster style jokes throughout the riffs. "It would be a shame if this ran over your kid..."

Rather dark movie... not much redemption going on at all in this movie. Actually there is NO redeeming anything about this movie, both in the plot and the movie itself. Kid gets openly used by a girl, and then after she admits to screwing him over and not liking him one bit, he continues to do anything and everything for her like a stupid retarded puppy. This gives him the wonderful idea to steal a million dollars from some heroin dealers... which in turn gets him arrested, but not until after the whore gets murdered along with her real boyfriend (and quite a few other people). Oh, I forgot to mention that the kid's drunken father kills himself.

Great movie.

Favourite line: "Funeral bread. War bread."

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