What's your favorite Plinkett quote?
>"It reminds me of a certain four-letter word I'm always forced to go back to with these movies...FUCK"
RLM are the living embodiment of the smug, detached Gen-X ethos.
I'd venture to guess none of them has felt a single sincere conviction about anything since childhood. They exist as polyps upon the colon of culture, satiating themselves on the perceived failures of others (i.e. "The Man") while adding nothing new to the discourse aside from ironic complaint.
They're a group of insecure, lost, rapidly aging burnouts who silently believe they could do a better job of making films than the professionals in the industry. Yet they lack the ambition and ability to actually enter the very industry they're obsessed with. They choose instead to fuck around and make student film piss-takes well into middle age.
They are awful, awful people. I've met thousands just like them, and the last thing we need is for these people to gain any attention for their navel gazing.
Please, /tv/, do not aspire to become anything like these people. Theirs is a lonely and pathetic road leading to depression and a life devoid of real purpose.
I hope they disappear and their disaffected followers stop subsidizing their lifestyle. Perhaps that would force them to do something productive with themselves.
Ahh yes, RedditLetterMedia!
The movie "critics for people who don't really watch movies because they are "too busy" playing video games and watching animu.
But hey, LE STAR WARS PREQUELS SUCK XDDD right?
My favorite is probably the almost out of character/genuine "fuck you" he gives to George Lucas about the lack of tension from the jedi fighting droids.
>attacking them for things their audience does
Shut up, Colo-clawfish, you autistic fuck.
>"Put it in the tea! Put it in the tea! Put the rat poison in the tea!"
>"Then pump in more gas and keep pumping it in for like four hours. Obviously you never suffocated a hooker that was trying to escape from your crawlspace before."
What do people like to see in movie reviews that makes RLM relatively popular? Does it need to dissect plot points or speculate on how the film was made?
Or is it just a cult of personality and people would watch them review old vacuum cleaners if it meant an hour of feeling less alone?
Just two guys talking about movies without any forced enthusiasm or negativity that are nicely edited down to remove dead air and boring shit. Also it's shot decently it isn't just one camera in someone's bedroom and Mike and Jay work off each other with Rich sometimes in the review.
I'm not really pissy, I kinda thought it'd be fun to write reviews of these B movies I got in a bargain bin at this old video store in town, but I don't know if I should just write some or set up a little review show with friends.
It's the most technical of the three reviews, it's less about the stupidity of the plot (which is I and II) and more about the technical failing: bad editing, shot reverse shot, lack of consistent tone, why Darth Vader's fall shouldn't have been the story, etc.
I honestly think the bit ("The impotence of Darth Vader") is the best segment of any of the three reviews.
at 1 hour 8 minutes if that doesn't link directly
It's a combination of scathing criticism of an already widely disliked film, the jarringly funny character he uses as a device to do it with and the occasionally deep metacriticism of the state of hollywood, which is also widely disliked among those who give enough of a fuck to even care about criticism.
I only like the reviews he does in character, the out of character ones lack the same appeal.
>And mother of pearl!
>Browns and beiges and light browns and dark browns and browns and beeeige. Browns and beiges and light browns and dark browns and browns and beeeige.
>They wear earth tones because they live on a planet.
Literally perfect comedic delivery.
The dry sense of humor. I hate over the top idiots like the Nostalgia Critic, and I much prefer the dry, laid back, and often sarcastic humor of RLM.
That's not to say they don't have their flaws. Sometimes they just plain get basic concepts wrong, sometimes aspects of their personalities can annoy me, and sometimes they're so predictable in their reviews it's boring.
Also this sums up Plinkett well: >>65056918
I agree that Plinkett is still by far the best thing they've done, largely because of the character, the editing, and the time put into the actual critique. BOTW is fun too though, because I love shitty movies.
I like it when other boards use RLM reaction images
It is. Like I said, I enjoy BOTW, but I'd trade that and HITB gladly for more Plinkett, even if Plinkett doesn't come out often.
Mike is definitely to me, the strongest one in the bunch. He has the better editing and comedic timing to me. I actually enjoy when Rich comes in sometimes too, because even though he may not have as much film knowledge, it's nice to get another perspective.
>came out of nowhere
He refers to him as monster mash throughout the whole review. If if it did come out of nowhere, that doesn't make it clever or funny. It makes it the comedic equivalent of a jumpscare.
I never found to plinkett reviews to be all that funny. I just like them as a lighthearted mix of tongue-in-cheek and serious criticisms.
It's likely that I'd watched them many times before you even found out about them or this site.
If you think "lol palpatine looks like a moster so I'll reference monster mash" is a "genius" joke I'm afraid I have bad news for you..
Interesting, this IS literally what my mother said when she saw the RLM video I showed her.
She was mostly upset because they said Princess-General Leia looked old. Star Wars was her first date with my dad.
This is one of those instances where Mike's ignorance shows. Mike apparently doesn't know that Grevious is actually a word, and once or twice calls him Greivance, and I don't think he's conscios and doing it for the sake of the joke.
It's also like where someplace else, I forget, Mike makes a joke about "overkill" and he says "overkill, literally" and theres a rimshot as if he's said something clever. Apparently Mike doesn't know that overkill means exactly that and isn't just a metaphor.
Hey there wagecuck, how's it hangin? Still at work? Are you hiding in the bathroom to quickly check 4chan or are you on your "lunch?" That sounds fun either way. I'm about to go snort some cocaine and fuck my trap girlfriend. After that we'lre going to see The Force Awakens for the 4th time and plan on sneaking in some twizzlers. We might even stop by Walmart later to see you! She needs to pick up an enema and I need some zinc for semen gains. Ta ta for now, tee hee
>thanks for the ride, IDIOTS
prolly my fav, f a m
who here's actually listened to the whole colo claw fish video?
It's not overly clever. It just highlights how idiotic joining with Sidious is, he's essentially joining evil personified to do evil things to save a girl who's not in any danger what so ever. It's a load of nonsense and the line is too which is why it sums it up so brilliantly.
>hating the prequels is reddit as fuck
Since when? /tv/ has always bashed the prequels for being shitty movies, it wasn't until recently (post TFA release) that some people have started to say "/tv/ always liked the prequels and only reddit hates them."
this guy does the same thing I do in my papers
makes a lot of points across the board for two hours and then comes up with a really strong thesis
the thesis is right at the end of the paper though, because you start drawing out the big conclusions and it all makes sense
you have to figure out what your big points are BEFORE you go about proving them, generally
I think that's his largest issue in coherency
just makes the videos before he thinks them through
Fuck off retard, not even the same guy. You're clearly an idiot.
>guy makes outlandish claim that /tv/ has always approved of the prequels
>you respond with "really? since when?"
He barely baited the hook and you still bit. Fuck off back to reddit.
>Who needs this shit?
>You don't need to know who I am, or where I'm broadcasting this from. Just do what I say!
>Wait, how will you be sitting ducks without a shield generator? Are you implying that *with* a shield generator, you *wouldn't* be sitting ducks?
>Also how does a shield generator get hit when the shields are up? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of a shield gene-ah, fuck it.
The joke is more on how old and incoherent Plinkett is, combined with the fact that "General Grievous" is kind of a doofy name. So Plinkett deliberately calls him an even doofier name. He does it to Padme, like, seven times.
>Also on the ship are Commander Nefarious, Captain I'm-A-Bad-Guy, and Admiral Bone-To-Pick. But they don't mention them.
>Paging Dr. Plinkett. Dr, Plinkett is in I'm here! Someone pass me the Vicodin. No wait, we need Ambien. Well... we sure need somethein.
There's a lot of good ones. Monster mash is definitely a favorite. The scenes of him in his basement are good too, like when he finds the skull in his Titanic popcorn tub. I like the acid quote from the Avatar review. And the stool joke is so stupid it's funny.
>Who gives a crap how dark it is? My STOOL is dark, and the doctor says that's bad. I dunno why he thinks he knows so much about interior decorating though.
>Would you like a refreshing beverage? While I explain to you how your mother was kidnapped and raped. Oh.
Do you seriously think that? It's not exactly an obscure word. He's just making fun of the fact that Grievous's name sounds like a bad Superfriends villain. Unless you believe that Mike also thinks the name of Natalie Portman's character is "Queen Amig-dahlen."
>Oui oui Padmé, can I take you out to the **** and give you a **** and ****?
Comedy G O L D
this is an easy mistake to make because, as established in dark horse's star wars: pirates of kessel space #32, the shatnerians look very similar to the neimoidians
>Implying we'll ever get a TFA review
Even if Mike had problems with it he won't Plinkett it. He liked it, and if he makes a review ripping it apart people will just assume he hated it, and after ripping the prequels apart he doesn't want to rip apart the sequels too. People just need a new Star Wars to enjoy.
No idea, but that sequence and his entire analysis of Anakin's terrible strategy to attract Padmé is amazing.
And in this review I laugh everytime he plays that clip with George Lucas saying "it's like poetry, it rhymes".
a plinkett review requires an intensely flawed but strangely well performing/received movie that people aren't committing to loving or hating one way or another.
If you've actually seen the plinkett reviews, you can basically see how TFA was built around what they said about the relations between the prequels and the OT.
>a plinkett review requires an intensely flawed but strangely well performing/received movie that people aren't committing to loving or hating one way or another.
no, that's what you require for one
>They don't call him Kit Fisto 'cause he's into chicks.
>And don't say "It was the will of the Force" unless you don't want me to send you a pizza roll. And when I give it to you I'm gonna shove it up your a-
Brief shot of Kit Fisto with an abrupt cut.
I'd love to find out how much of the editing is in Mike's original script and how much he did himself. And additionally how much of it was done by Jay.
Some of my favorite lines are from the audio commentary
>Let me ask you, what came first, the chicken or the egg?
>The chicken of course, or else how would the egg get laid?
>A better question is, how are you gonna get laid?
>It's always Pie Day at Baker's Square you asshole!
But that's not necessarily why Mike chose to review them. Your "requirements for a Plinkett review" are the result of trying to find a common element to the films he's already reviewed while ignoring the most likely one: Mike's personal interest.
Or I'm considering the success of the prequel reviews as a necessary component in a "plinkett" review. As the prequel reviews weren't the only plinket reviews, but they were the only breakout successful plinket reviews.
The delivery for this one is everything though
>With these fucking Star Wars prequels, I'm always forced to go back to Screenwriting 101, and a big four-letter word that comes to mind: FUCK. No, I'm just kidding. The word is CRAP. No, I'm just kidding. The word is SHIT. I'm just kidding. The word is PISS. I'm just kidding. The word is POOP. I'm just kidding. The word is GARBAGE. Naw, I'm just kidding, the word is TONE!
> For Christ sake, parents don't love their kids, men don't love women, Mace is unmarried, Palpatine don't got a wife. In fact, the only person in the galaxy who's married is Jimmy Smits.
>Wait, why is Jimmy Smits in this movie?
Pretty much anything where the sound cuts off at the very last second is great
>I've analyzed this scene with a group of cheerleaders, and we came to the conclusion that if I let them go they won't tell nobody-
>for my avatar I will be using the Colo Claw Fish
yeah, mate. this is pure autism. unadulterated
Don't worry. You'll win the spelling bee next year, champ.
So many god damn times? They are hours long, why would you watch them more than once? Twice I can understand. That kind of repeated behavior is actually literally a sign of autism.
I cannot stand edit-based gags. This is why I prefer Best of the Worst because they are used very sparingly. I would warn anyone like me from watching the Plinkett reviews if you are sensitive to the way videos are cut together.
Because they're funny and I like them as background noise. For me it's like rewatching a movie I like. What's your fucking problem mate?
>Commander Nefarious, Captain Im a Bad Guy and Admiral Bone-to-pick
To be fair, they were spelled N4E-OS, Immab'ad Gaii & Boentu Pikk in the EU material so it wasn't THAT obvious but yes, this was the one time Lucas went too far.
I didn't make a single error in my post. This is either low level trolling or you're mad projecting your own fucking deficiencies.
>there's never going to be another plinkett review
>the mr plinkett character has a fondness for totino pizza rolls
Probably the first lines in the TPM one.
"The biggest disappointment since my son. Unlike my son, though, who had the common decency to hang himself, The Phantom Menace will never go away. It can never be undone." - or something to that effect, anyway. It's been a while.
This is a close second.
>Earth tones, people!
>they could have beam Picard right back up and say "Suckeeeeers"
>George lucas didn't ruin my childhood, fucking polio did
Which is to say your childhood wasn't ruined by the prequels sucking, the fact you were reliant upon assholes like george lucas for a childhood is what ruined your childhood.
Cliff Huxtable. Has money, objectifies women, beats women, and tries to shoot women.
He also has no faults.
>Pinklett is horribly unfunny and i dont understand how anyone is able to listen to his shit for more than 30 seconds.
I bet you watch some deep fucking shit, my edgy 13 yo friend
order 66 was used to highlight basically every problem with the script.
>666? too obvious, 6? never get any orders. 66? eh, good enough, moving on.
The entire bit was more on how "eh, good enough, moving on" was the tone of the entire trilogy, as lucas was rushed, incompetent, in desperate need of someone else to write (and direct and edit), but because he was in absolute creative control, his "eh, good enough" was the final word on everything.
"Um hi, excuse me. I'd like to discuss some minor inconsistencies with some of the equipment in this room, and how it's different from episode 4."
love this dude
does anyone know if he appears in any other views? the star trek ones?
Just spent the last 20 minutes trying to find this. Source?
You need to go with the 'fast kill, low irritant' kind, it's in the blue bottle. You need about 6 cans though.
>This is first point they should have ditched Jar Jar, this is also the part were the star wars franchise starts to fall apart.
>The lapses in reasoning and logic start to compound on the movie and it is no broken.
>And while my son eventually went on to hang himself, the unfortunate reality is that the star wars prequelsis that they will always be around. They will never go away. They can never be undone.
There are far too many as most of them are gold.
1) I can't believe this thread is still alive.
>the success of the prequel reviews versus the trek reviews is subjective
2) It is in the context of that success being a "requirement" for future Plinkett reviews.