Okay, we all know that Mystery Science Theater 3000 wallows in the most disgusting celluloid ever regurgitated from film labs. But I just finished watching all of the first four seasons over again and, well, some of the films aren’t too bad. At least in Season Four.
I think “The Magic Sword” is not too bad. There is a certain nostalgic vibe for me, having seen it as a kid, but beyond that, it does a pretty good job at what it sets out to do within it’s limited budget. I’ve seen a lot more money spent with less results.
“The Rebel Set”. A nifty little caper B diversion. The chase at the end goes on forever, but overall not too bad.
“The Day the Earth Froze”. I thought this was awful when I first saw the episode when it aired, but the movie has grown on me over the years. Okay, you name a better film released in 1959 based on Finnish mythology. And bring me more Sampo!
And “Manos, The Hands of Fate” is really a fine,…okay I’m fuckin’ with you now.
What do you think, sirs?