Friday, January 11, 2019

Short Reviews of RiffTrax Shorts: If Mirrors Could Speak

It's Short Reviews of RiffTrax Shorts, our new series where the title is almost as long as the actual reviews!  We are going to take a look at a RiffTrax Short every day this year, until we run out of shorts.  That will get us through the majority of the year, so strap in for madness!

(Released April 10, 2008)

Clowns are terrifying(just look at Whizzo), and this short focuses on three.

We've got a nihilist, a bully, and a thief in this short, and they are all made up as clowns, because that's how their classmates see them.  There is a talking mirror, and it speaks to each of the three kids to show them how others see them.

It's a good idea. but the Micheal Bay Transformers movies sounded like a good idea to Paramount too.

If they would have shown this in my school when I was a kid, I would have found it hilarious.  That's my baseline with this Short.  Watching it with the riffs makes me laugh until I have a coughing fit(although that could be the postnasal drip).

This gets five jerky kids out of five, and is a PB&A Essential.

This short is also available as a part of Night of the Shorts - SF Sketchfest 2013.