A prehistoric beast born 50 million years out of time!
1961 | Color | 1 HR 30 Min | Sci-Fi Horror | PG | MGM
Writers: Sidney W. Pink
After being sucked into the "Other Side of The Moon" our three loveable host's get sent into the so-so movie from Denmark Reptilicus. As a seasoned fan, I will admit the new format is fun with just the right amount of quirky comments that fill in the backstory in the first few minutes. One big difference I noticed when they were in the theater remarking about the bad movie the jokes came fast and furious this time around. Nothing wrong with that you just might miss a joke or two if the phone rings.
As far as Reptilicus goes the print looks amazing! This must be one perk to having Shout Factory behind you allowing the use of their remastered copy. It still had some unfinished area's but man it was crisp and clear bringing the story to life. And I was shocked by the 5.1 surround sound mix with nice high and low sounds coming from all around you.
Dubbed Denmarks only Monster movie we can soon see why. The acting is so on point serious you find yourself laughing more at the actors than you really should. And the monster looks so miss proportioned it at times takes you out of the moment. I mean really is it a snake with wings or an odd looking no arm dragon? Never the less the story is fine for a 1961 flick when Godzilla was all the rage meaning to entertain you with the what "if" we found the remains of a prehistoric monster and brought him back to life question. If it was not for the guys cracking the jokes this movie would have felt like forever as the pace is slow with a lackluster build up.
Reptilicus may not be a great movie but it was an excellent starting point for the new cast and crew of MST3K giving us that same comfortable feeling showing 60's cheese. I really like the direction we are headed so far and look forward to settling in for the next show. If you are new to MST3K give this one a shot if you're more of an Elvira/Svengoolie fan this will be different and will take some time to get used to.
|3 Bloody Brains for Reptilicus|