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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on February 19, 2010
How Mystery Science Theater 3000 missed skewering this movie is a mystery to me. The Rifftrax trio of Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett do an outstanding job of tearing this movie apart, much the same way that the stop-motion dinosaurs tear their victims apart. One pointless shot of the sun in the sky elicited this memorable comment. "Hi. This is God. Watch me mess with these chuckleheads!" The only way anyone can sit through this movie of space shipwrecked survivors wandering around aimlessly, periodically stopping for rest periods, and occasionally getting killed, is by enjoying the riffs of the Rifftrax trio.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on February 28, 2010
"Halt, who plods there?" Oh I know, a bunch of hairy people from late 70s public television... all to the wonderful sounds of painfully awful synthesizer music. If you like watching people walk around while not really doing anything, then it's the greatest movie you've ever seen. On the other hand, it's much more fun hearing the gang give it their all they've got. I was very impressed with the job they did this time on the commentary because there is A LOT of downtime in the movie for them to cover and they pull it off wonderfully, even slipping in a callback or two to MST3K episodes. Basically, it's another quality Rifftrax episode that's worth every penny if you like the commentaries they produce.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
...this is the one that does it.

I've watched quite a few Rifftrax DVDs and, on the whole, I'm rather entertained by them. They're always funny, Mike and Co. always do a good job, but its just not quite the same as MST3k. I don't know what it is exactly, but they always fall just the littlest, tiniest bit short of being as great as MST3k was.

I figured at some point I'd get the DVD that finally brings it up a notch, and this one is it. "Planet Of Dinosaurs" is incredible, and ranks right up there with my favorite MST3k episodes.

The movie is about a marooned spaceship crew that wanders around, fights, complains, wanders around some more, has several rest periods, and occasionally comes up against some dinosaurs. Its prime MST3k material, and Mike, Kevin and Bill just knock it out of the park. It really does measure up with the best of the Sci-Fi years. Rapid fire, super funny, its the best RiffTrax I've seen to date.

If you're mourning the loss of MST still but haven't checked out RiffTrax yet, start here. Its the finest offering thusfar.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2010
I've been a huge fan of Rifftrax ever since I stumbled upon them back when they first came out. I'm so glad they are releasing stuff on DVD now. We just finished watching Planet of Dinosaurs last night and both my wife and I loved it. There were several laugh-out-loud moments and the running commentary kept us entertained throughout. Another strong entry in the Rifftrax collection. I highly recommend this one. I hope they keep them coming!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2010
The gang is on fire here riffing and ripping a film that begs to be savaged. Must've watched it 10 times in the month I've owned it and it kills me every time. Definitely their best post-MST3K attack since Wild Women of Wongo.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2011
Of all the Rifftrax I've heard this one comes the closest to capturing the MST3K magic of lore.
Mike, Bill and Kevin are in great form and they have a humdinger of a film to go tackle.
The film itself is a slow, badly acted affair that happens to have some really nifty stop motion effects.
You have the option to watch the movie without the commentary, but why would you want to do that?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon March 26, 2011
If you've ever seen the Rock Climbing on Lost Continent, Planet of Dinosaurs will certainly take you back. Aside from a decent job on stop-motion animation, this film is laughable from beginning to end. From the goofy costumes, to the weak captain, to the dated hairstyles, to the poorly constructed dinosaur protection, the Rifftrax crew finds something easy to make fun of every step of the way. Aside from the shorts, this is probably the best Rifftrax I've seen to date.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2014
When I was a kid, Planet of Dinosaurs was one of my favorite movies. My, how things have changed! I was a little apprehensive in opening this up to watch with my husband...he can't help but to mock both oldies (but goodies) and "badies" alike.
We first attempted to watch this movie without the Rifftrax commentary. This was a failure--to be perfectly clear, in my opinion, Planet of Dinosaurs has not withstood the test of time. While the dinosaurs are fabulous--the acting is far, far worse than I remembered. Instead of feeling for the people who die horribly on the new, merciless planet, my inner voice spits out a satisfied "Good". The music is just flat out horrible. When we got to a particularly long, arduous hiking scene, I couldn't take it anymore, and we switched to the Rifftrax commentary.

WOW. I have to say, the commentary by the Mystery Science Theater folks really made my experience. I'm not sure I could have stood yet another long hiking scene, or painfully acted sequence. They made me laugh, and feel that much less guilty for my lack of empathy for the onscreen deaths. Other reviewers have stated this is one of their best--they have definitely piqued my interest. Five stars (so to speak) for helping salvage an old favorite B-movie for this thirty-something!

Features: This dvd has both the un-augmented version of the film, and the commentary, which I highly recommend

And lastly: the film: Let's be honest here--it looks bad. It looks like they didn't even bother to clean it up, unreasonably so. If they could manage to re-vamp Gone With the Wind, which is much, much older than this film...they could have done better than this grainy, VHS looking dub.

Overall: this DVD is worth it to take a trip down memory lane, and get a few laughs out of it. Plus, it's more cost effective than buying the movie alone. As long as it remains budget friendly, this dvd is worth an hour or so of your time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2013
Another awful movie made watchable by the comedy riffs from the gang at Rifftrax. Essentially, as is alluded to on the back cover of the DVD, I can sum this one up quickly:

A bunch of geeks, obviously out of the 1970s and looking a lot like the Starland Vocal Band, land on a planet populated by dinosaurs that remarkably look just like the T-Rexes and Stegasauruses that used to roam the Earth before "the big meteor" struck and wiped them out. Many of the said geeks get eaten by the said dinosaurs. The remaining survivors live out the remainder of their lives on the planet, since their rocket ship was destroyed when they crash landed at the beginning of the movie.

The End.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 29, 2011
The movie should have been titled - Planet of the Very Lame Dinosaurs . Aother great movie from the Rifftrax crew . In its deffense this movie was filmed back before C.G.I. and blue screens so it looks very crude by todays Avatar standards. That being said this movie seems to be more about aimlessly walking around and occationaly there is a dinosuar thrown in .All in all a great movie to see riffed to shreads .
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