Top critical review
2 people found this helpful
Good, but not the best version from these guys...
on March 10, 2015
A decent enough reworking of Mike Nelson's original "solo" commentary track from the Legend Films DVD, the RiffTrax "three-riffer" edition suffers from a few setbacks that keep it from being really great.
First, there is the fact that it is a reworking. Most of the jokes are the same ones used by Mike alone and if you've heard that riff, they will fall somewhat flat.
Second, there is a lot of dead space and the interaction between the guys seems somewhat awkward. While this may be due to the origins of the riff, I think it is just because they hadn't really found their "groove" again yet.
Third, the audio is based on the original .mp3 downloadable version, so the "synch" lines from DisembAudio are still intact. This means every once in a while, his voice is heard over the soundtrack. Since this is strictly functional, he adds no "value", as he does on occasion in other riffs.
They would trot out many of these same jokes one more time for the "RiffTrax Live" version of "Plan 9", but that had the advantage of being a full show, with intros, songs, even a short.
For the movie itself, I'd get the Legend DVD. For all three guys, get the Live DVD. But if you want to stream through Amazon Prime, this is still solid entertainment.