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Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Red Zone Cuba (1988)

2 Ratings: 3.5
Comedy and Science Fiction & Fantasy TV show

Mike and the 'bots succumb to the horrors of Coleman Francis, actor, director, but by no means auteur. It's possible that Francis is the worst filmmaker of all time--he makes Ed Wood look like Kubrick. The plot (or what shreds of it are in evidence) … see full wiki

1 review about Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Red Zone...

'Mundo Fine' is right

  • Dec 3, 2001
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A song in this film (and the movie's alternate title) is 'Night Train to Mundo Fine,' which my rudimentary Spanish translates to 'End of the World.' Even if that's not exactly right, it should be, since that's where films by director Coleman Francis tend to take us.

Like 'Skydivers' and other Francis films MST3K has featured, 'Red Zone Cuba' is an exercise in confusion and despair. The 'acting' (really, standing around and mumbling lines) is bad, the editing worse, and the plot seems never to have made it onto the set. Fortunately, the bleakness is leavened somewhat by a great little short, 'Platform Posture and Appearance,' which highlights two favorite topics of MSTed shorts, posture and public speaking, and the classic 'Happy Upbeat Song' the Bots perform at the end.

This is a decent example of MST as it approached the end of its Comedy Central years. Not one of their absolute best, but still worth the money.

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Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Rhino / Wea

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