Not every kaiju monster movie can be as amazing as Pacific Rim and who knows that better than Godzilla fans? Paying tribute to Godzilla fans on the new movie’s opening weekend, this week’s Kickstarter of the Week is MST3K Guys Bringing GODZILLA ’98 to Cinemas in RiffTrax Live. That’s right, the 1998 Matthew Broderick version.
In case you’re not familiar with them, the folks at RiffTrax are some of the same writers and stars of the cult TV comedy show MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000. In 2006, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett made the move online as RIFFTRAX. According to their Kickstarter page, their one mission is to take on movies bad and not-so-bad and make them funny.
But why Godzilla 1998? Easy. In the Rifftrax forum, it’s the number one fan requested movie with over 1,000 votes.
Unfortunately, the backer rewards don’t have an option to pre-order your tickets to the live show, due to the unknown factor of which theaters will host the screening. The rewards do include some fun schwag like an online viewing of a planning or rehearsal session, your name in the credits on the big screen, your own song, or front row tickets (if you provide your own travel and accommodations to the show).