Star Wars - Episode II: Attack of the Ridiculousness
New voices emerge.
New faces appear,
New secrets revealed.
Old romances resurface,
New romances blossom.
AND THE SHOCKING DEATH OF A MAJOR CHARACTER!!!
Also, a lot of bleeped out swear words.
Carly Rae Jepsen
Katrina and the Waves
Love Unlimited Orchestra
"Weird Al" Yankovic
Additional A/V Sources:
Attack of the Clones DVD Bonus Features
Baby Genius Favorite Sing-a-longs
The Big Lebowski
The Blues Brothers
The Empire Strikes Back
The Garmin Nuvi GPS
Lord of the Rings (FOTR/TTT/ROTK)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Mystery Science Theater 3000
The Naked Gun 2-1/2
The Phantom Menace
Return of the Jedi
Revenge of the Sith
Road Rash 2
Saturday Night Live
Star Trek (TOS)
"Wake the F*** Up" Barack Obama Ad
Rogue-theX and Bob Garcia for creating new visual effects shots.
Doubleofive, L8wrtr, Q2, Ripplin, Silverwook, White43, and xhonzi for reviewing the workprint.
Rogue-theX for creating the DVD Main Menu.
ThrowgnCpr for authoring the DVD.
Duke Dooku Sings Deleted Scene
George's Answering Machine Seinfeld Clip
Subtitle Contest: Honorable Mention Suggestions
Semi-entertaining Chapter Titles
Going back over old reviews I noticed that someway, somehow I never gave this a review? Oops. I can't explain it, but apologies. Maybe I did one and it got lost somehow. In which case, now there are two of them.
Anyway, though I watched this a long time ago and before any reviews were in (live stream - good times), now there are so many reviews that I'm not sure what to say that hasn't been said already.
Basically, this edit is hilarious as all hell. As with the first, there may be a few jokes you don't get, but that doesn't matter, because there are so many jokes that you're sure to be laughing constantly anyway. Also with the first, the dialogue replacement can be a bit shoddy just by nature, but the skill behind it has certainly improved to near seamlessness in some cases. My biggest gripe with TRM was the length, and AOTR definitely improves on this with a trimmer runtime. Again, maybe a little too long, but that's fine. More laughs.
If you haven't seen this yet... what is wrong with you?
A worthy sequel! And a quick cameo from TV's Frank in a TV's Frink fanedit!
All the praise I heaped on part 1 goes for part 2 as well. I would have to say, maybe this gets a little carried away with scenes turning into full on music videos a little too often. And I would have enjoyed hearing "Now, there are two of them!" about 1000 more times! That never seemed to get old to me in the first one. But in this edit, I especially thought the Seinfeld diner scene was inspired, and using Crusty the Clown's voice was the PERFECT voice for that character---one clear improvement over the first movie. I also wish Daffy Duck's voice was featured even more than it was. The "Hey, look over there" line was a little more surreal in this edit, frequently emanating from nowhere. I loved Gob Bluth again, and the call out to Arrested Development's call out to Charlie Brown with the excellent quick usage of The Vince Guaraldi Trio. I also applaud the Rear Window footage, short thought it was!
I had never been able to sit through this movie (or any of the 3 prequels) until these two edits. There were things I preferred in the first one, and things I preferred here--I couldn't give either the edge (which is a good thing; I remember watching the 2nd War of the Stars and being disappointed that it lacked so much of the crazy that was in the first one. It also wasn't done in the same grindhouse style. I'm glad you kept to the vision of the 1st one with this sequel.)
This may not be the place for suggestions for your third sequel, but I would love just one scene where perhaps the MST3K silhouettes appear, watching the movie with us, and maybe use a second or two of the audio from Rifftrax's riff of Revenge of the Sith? Just a stray thought.
Again, I am def recommending this and looking forward to the 3rd one!
Now, there are two of them! But that really doesn't do this justice. While in keeping with the style of the first, and its many running gags, this one manages to surpass the original. I found myself bursting into hysterical laughter frequently. The manner in which the Fetts are handled is particularly inspired. I really don't want to go in to further detail and spoil anything. If you liked the first one, you'll love the second. If you didn't this one won't win you over. There's some odd audio mixing in certain spots, but never to the point of anything being (unintentionally) inaudible or at an inappropriate volume.
Update: The 14 month anniversary edition has corrected a frame rate issue. The disc is now properly encoded and flagged as 24p, with 3:2 pulldown. Picture detail is nice for all sources, very close to the original DVD releases.
This is a hilarious edit - probably the funniest I've ever seen. Strongly recommended if you enjoyed the first.
Frink has indeed grown indeedishly powerful, as he turns yet another Star Wars prequel into richer, creamier, higher-quality material, i.e., into comedy. The humor comes at the viewier from every which way—footage from elsewhere, gonzo subtitles, overly dramatic transitions, courtesy fast-forwarding done without the viewer's needing to lift a finger—but the audio gags (and there's a mind-boggling number of them) notably take on more epic. . . epically. . . epically highish. . . fuck it, indeedish epicnish compared to the first Ridiculous outing, as the audio transitions are massively smoover.
A strong, clear vision of what a Star Wars prequel should be. Respectful of film history, including Spinal Tap. Endlessly absurd if you play it on a loop.
Enjoyjoy: 9 rising obelisks.
A/V Quality – 10/10 – No problems here.
Visual Editing – 9/10 – Making the aspect ratio consistent would have been nice, but that’s probably more personal preference than anything.
Audio Editing – 7/10 – To be honest, if this was any other edit, the audio editing rating would be even lower, but the jokes here present such a daunting audio editing challenge that I have to give you props for doing it as well as you did, even if it’s still very choppy at times.
Narrative – 9/10 – Didn't notice any especial problems with the plot, and trimming down the runtime was a good call.
Entertainment – 7/10 – It’s funny, but unfortunately I never thought it came close to the hilarity of The Ridiculous Menace. There is some really clever humor to be found, but there are also some segments that drag for a little while without anything notably funny. Or maybe those segments just didn't have my type of humor, I don’t know. Obviously a lot of work went into this, and I definitely think it’s worth watching once, even if I won’t be re-watching it several times like I did with The Ridiculous Menace. Definitely looking forward to the third installment.