The Day the Earth Froze
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First watch, 2 bells (9:26 pm)

I just finished watching The Day the Earth Froze, a movie based on a Finnish fairy tale. This really wasn't what I was expecting from the title, as the first thing that came to mind was The Day the Earth Stood Still, which is a SciFi movie. And since most of what MST3K did was SciFi, that's what I was expecting.

Anyway, Joel and his robot friends make fun of the movie with their poor Swedish accents, often switching to their much better Minnesotan accents which I find even funnier. This movie had several good riffs in it, and wasn't too painful to watch, although the plot was pretty basic. My favorite parts were the blacksmith that could forge a horse, and the north wind in a giant chained-up bag. And they have this thing called a Sampo that makes unlimited food and gold.

I give this movie several empty seats for the old witch that stole the sun.

PS This movie was prefaced by a short film about the circus that was really funny and shouldn't be missed.

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