Tripping the Rift: The Movie
Movie Stats & Links
||The voices of:
Stephen Root, Maurice LaMarche, Jenny McCarthy, John
Melendez, Gayle Garfinkle, Rick Jones
||It's not rated,
but it's adult.
Anchor Bay Entertainment
||It's a cartoon,
but it's for adults only.
||If she can laugh
at pop culture.
||There is blob on
||There is shooting
and a crazed time-traveling robot.
||Especially if you
like dick jokes, or jokes about what dicks can do.
double-entendres to mention.
Cool Things About the DVD
The "Making of" short was okay, but as opposed to the "Who
did this voice?" thing, I would have rather had a look at
how the animation was done. Oh well.
As a fan of animated TV shows like "South Park," "The
Simpsons," and "Beavis & Butthead," I find it surprising
that I never found "Tripping the Rift" when it was on TV,
but sadly, I didnít. Happily, though, I got to watch the
DVD release of "Tripping the Rift: The Movie" and proceeded
to laugh a lot. Hereís the basic storyÖ
Tripping the Rift:
A Movie/DVD Review
Itís a weird outer space world where Chode (Stephen
Root), a purple, horny, blob with three eyes, and his
cast of cohorts, including TíNuk (Gayle Garfinkle), Gus
(Maurice LaMarche, Whip (Rick Jones), and Six (Jenny
McCarthy) travel around the galaxy in the spaceship Jupiter
42. Through a lot of teleporting and scheming, they first
find themselves trying to protect a princess (they donít do
too well), and then, wouldnít you know it, a crazed robot,
"Exterminator," travels through time thanks to the mean Bobo,
to try and kill Chode before a vial act can happen. Now
Chode finds himself trying to stay alive, and thatís pretty
much the story.
Doesnít sound very funny, does it? Sounds kinda of
simple, doesnít it? Well the story is only the building
block to an animated movie that does a fantastic job of
making fun and spoofing just about anything it can, but
mostly movies and pop culture. In the crosshairs, among
others, are the Frankenstein story (complete in black &
white), "The Terminator" franchise (if you didnít get that
by the crazed, time-traveling robot being named
"Exterminator" may I recommend you not watch this movie),
and a hilarious take on "Desperate Housewives."
Now I donít know how dirty the TV series was, but this
DVD is definitely for adults only as Chode is one horny
devil and blob on human-form sex does happen, and whereas
some of the recent spoofing movies have fallen flat, the
originality in "Tripping the Rift: The Movie" is fantastic.
Double entendres abound in this movie and they are funny,
the characters are goofy enough to like, and if you keep up
with pop culture you will probably find "Tripping the Rift:
The Movie" very funny. If not, well, a lot of the jokes will
fly over your head.
Wrapping up, I really enjoyed the movie. Okay, the black
& white "Frankenstein" chapter did drag for me a little, but
once back in the colored world, "Tripping the Rift: The
Movie" really took off. And who doesnít like an animated
dudette with a nice rack! Itís 4 stars out of 5 from me, but
if you donít understand why a line like "Chode, just stick
it in!" can be funny, it might not be for you.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!