A new review from The Movie Snob.
Rifftrax: Octaman (B-). I caught the latest Rifftrax live show last night, and if you are so inclined you can catch a rebroadcast at your local theater on April 24. As you call tell from my grade, I’m not going to insist that you go. It’s OK, but it’s not one of the gang’s greatest hits. The appetizer is a short featuring McGruff the Crime Dog in an anti-drug screed. It’s fine. The main event is a monster movie that resembles a lamer version of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. (No surprise, since writer-director Harry Essex also wrote the screenplay for . . . Creature from the Black Lagoon.) The riffing was fine, but it never reaches giddy heights. Octaman is only 80 minutes long, so the whole show was only about an hour and thirty-five minutes long. One of the funniest bits was the song the guys sang at the very end of the show recapitulating the whole movie in three short verses. Let’s see if the next Rifftrax live show, Star Raiders on June 6, is better.