Rifftrax, definitely. I don't really like the way you need to sync the riff with the DVD (which may or may not become easier whenever the new version of the Rifftrax Player is released and works with PAL discs... I'm not holding my breath), but the riffing itself is excellent and the shorts in particular are just as good as anything these guys did on MST3K. The Film Crew was pretty decent as well, especially the "Wild Women of Wongo" episode was hilarious. Their host segments were really awful, though.
I watched the first Cinematic Titanic ("The Oozing Skull" or whatever that film was called) and while it was okay, it felt like something was missing and I thought there were too many people riffing on the movie (and the chemistry was lacking as a result). Maybe the later ones are better, but I really wasn't impressed all that much by what I saw. Then again, I prefer Mike's style to Joel's anyway (oh crap, I think I hear a Joel vs. Mike debate coming, better run before it gets here) so maybe that's it. CT's version of the Shadowrama(TM) is pretty nice, though, I'll give them that.
Post by HMARK Center on Jan 5, 2011 14:35:38 GMT -5
I haven't gotten around to CT yet, so I'm not going to vote.
That said, I love Rifftrax, though I admit that the humor isn't as good, in my opinion, as it was on MST3K. It's a little too over-the-top at times, whereas over the top stuff worked better on MST3K because they were low key more often, making the crazier riffs stand out more.
Also, they make a few too many references to nerd memes; some are funny, but I prefer they avoid those.
That all being said, Rifftrax, and especially their live shows, is still awesome. I need to get into CT, but I'll get to it eventually.
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