Ben-Hurt

August 22, 2016176 Comments

Snark! Rich and Mike must break some bad news to Jay…


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  • El_Runko

    So fucking first.

  • Navon Sensei

    I don’t know what to make of this video. I’m puzzled why this even exists. I was kinda expecting something about the Milwaukee riots, but not really.

  • tOmy`

    So you can act?

    #SpaceCopIsALie

  • Ras Golubevs

    Are you trying to say people are overreacting over moving pictures? Cause that’s true, they do. And make a lot of stupid youtube review videos about it. Don’t forget about those bright arrows on the cover. They will show you missed Easter Egg, or a new theory only children care about.

  • tOmy`

    People overreacting to movies?!

    *checks current notifications from Batmannews.corn*

    Yea, you are onto something here…

  • Michael Collins

    Ben Dover more like….hahahahaha..get it?
    Ben Dover!

  • ChrisV

    It’s so dense. Every single frame has so many chariots going on.

  • Adzl33t

    Don’t care about some lame remake, review Kubo

  • Punanistorm

    This reboot could’ve been a box office smash hit. I mean isn’t it obvious that all they needed to do was reboot it with an all female cast?

    Ben-Hur.. Pssh.. More like Bernadette-Durh!

  • Variant

    Jay almost went Hulk

  • Punanistorm

    Can anyone get me tickets to Jay’s gun show?

  • Variant

    Btw, what is a Ben Hur?

  • ErnestRister

    Should have been released around Easter, not the last weekend of summer before young men and women have to go back to school.

  • Absolutely loved this. Overacting for the win.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Don’t get your hopes up.

    If they were to review an animated feature the universe would collapse in on itself, hell would freeze over, and Jack would grow hair.

  • Ras Golubevs

    Michael Fastbendover is better than him. In terms of range.

  • Joe Syxpac

    You know what they should remake? Ghostbusters. That would be great.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Ben-Hur caused the Milwaukee riots.

  • Whoaw! All that… acting. This was way more intense than the standard Half In The Bag shtick. Mike was like a fat and creepier version of Jake Jyllenhaal.

    A+

  • C L I C B A I T H A C K F R A U D S

  • RLMkeepitup

    A day in the life of RLM

  • TMC_Sherpa

    It’s the 8th movie in The Fast And The Furious franchise. They already called one Fast and another one Furious so they kinda ran out of words.

  • RLMkeepitup

    are you a millennial too?? *airbrofist*

  • Tommy Wiseau

    I know all about a director’s creative vision being stopped by meddling producer.

  • tOmy`

    Maybe they should have also went for millennials on Vagina People.

    You know, to stretch their chances. I heard you can shove a lot of money there. But that could have been a slippery slope as well…

  • tOmy`

    Careful now, that is a thin ice you are walking on with certain cheerleaders present.

    #Vrooooom

  • Variant

    89 so yeah I guess so, I had to look up what year range that covers though, as I’m not up to date on all this generational social classing terminology. Must be a MILLENNIAL thing I guess

  • Variant

    I thought that was just called “The”

  • playdude92 .

    Don´t know what I´m supposed to think about Jay emoting… That´s not the grinning smart guy I adore! 😛

  • Amarzden

    The tone is all over the place, what am I supposed to be FEEeeeeeling???

  • Bhazor

    Ben Hur? Damn near killed her!

  • fred

    Jay’s front teeth are sexy. He’s sexy like a gopher. Marvel should make a moopie starring Jay the Gopher.

  • SUPERMAD

    Please learn how to pronounce silly-sounding names you racists.

  • Variant

    I actually retract my statement, after briefly skimming a summary of the plot my neural pathways have rekindled a very ancient childhood memory of some guy getting wrecked in a chariot. So I think that means I’ve seen it, but I’ve never known what it was. So whatever.

  • fred

    The Millennial Falcon

  • I really appreciated the, presumably deliberate, continuity mistake made at 0:41 with Darth Vader toy being upright.

  • Punanistorm

    89, huh? Me too.. But were you born BEFORE or AFTER the fall of the Berlin Wall?

  • Punanistorm

    You think spending a hundred million dollars on an unwanted Ben-Hur reboot is bad?

    Think about what you frauds could’ve achieved by not wasting all that precious
    Patreon money on fucking SPACE COP!

    ASSHOLES!

  • Joe Syxpac

    Don’t worry. There’s a reboot in the works and it’s gonna be way better.

  • Punanistorm

    By “way better” you mean viewers won’t contract AIIIIIIDS from watching it? Oh, that makes me feel much better.

  • MichaelKz

    The silent version is better anyway. When they were making the 1959 Ben-Hur, MGM tried to suppress any mention of the 1925 Ben-Hur, even trying to destroy a print in a man’s private collection. Every time a movie is remade, some fans act like the original is going to vanish, which is usually not the case, but it almost happened once.Details can found at the silent movie blog called Movies Silently.

  • Variant

    Falcon Punch

  • Variant

    6 days before

  • Punanistorm

    Finally, someone on the internet I can relate to.

  • Punanistorm

    Confusion, I think.

  • Hooraychel

    Jay looked really attractive in this video. His hair is doing a thing that is good.

    That’s all I came here to say. Good job, Jay.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    I thought “Been Her” was the title of the new Bruce Jenner series, to be made after he completes the Mr. Garrison cycle.

  • Popo Bawa

    I like how after they bust in on Jay, there is a Rich Evans doll on the shelf.

  • Domo

    Ben-Hur’s production team should’ve taken the Kodak Printer Challenge. They would have saved so much on printer ink that way.

    Morgan Freeman’s dreads would also be great for a Battlefield: Earth Re-boot!

  • RLMkeepitup

    also why is Mike printing out rotten tomatoes reviews like they’re the hot sheets

  • Domo

    And why didn’t he have a cat attacking the printer like other youtube videos do? That’s all that printers are good for anymore!

  • Cakefarts

    That really snuck up on me. When did our beloved slobs learn to act!? All three of them!

  • Spoiled Ants

    And Rich is playing on a switched off television.
    I guess he wants to do a “Dead Rising 2 – No-Watch-Run” soon.

  • Percy Gryce

    Agreed. And Jay doesn’t actually have brain damage … much.

  • Spoiled Ants

    I was hoping they were saving The Ben & the Hurious for the prequels.

  • Percy Gryce

    I hear that they downplayed the religious themes, though. Does anyone remember that the subtitle of the original source material, Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel Ben-Hur, was A Tale of the Christ?

  • Spoiled Ants

    I’ll review it, and all the other 3D movies for the next decades:
    “it’s cute….but I forgot about it already”.

  • Percy Gryce

    I was quite startled by how nice the office in which Mike was sitting was. I always think of the boys toiling away in that dingy warehouse near the airport. I’m not sure I like this new luxury suite of duplex production offices.

  • NilbogResident

    I about spit out my lunch when the Vader statue went flying…

  • Spoiled Ants

    Of course Ben Hur is flopping. Look at the poster: it’s like Jimmy Fallon mowing a lawn at Instagramland.

  • Domo

    It’s just not the same without beer bottles, a picture of sexy black baby Jesus, and a knife in the wall.

    I mean, we saw actual daylight in their video. It’s bizarro world at RLM studios.

  • netcrave

    I wish they would have shopped Jay’s face on the movie poster. 🙂

  • NilbogResident

    This is gonna be great.

  • NilbogResident

    Morgan Freeman is the key to all this. Because he’s a funnier looking character than we’ve had before.

  • frankelee

    They could have used that money to make a really expensive horse porn.

  • NilbogResident

    I do enjoy their purposefully half-assed acting in Half in the Bag, though, where they just slouch around and sound like they’re reading from a cue card.

  • Percy Gryce

    Exactly.

  • Astro Zombie

    That Rich moves with all the grace of a ballet-dancing gazelle.

  • ErnestRister

    Even more strange considering that in the new film, Judah actually witnesses the Crucifixion. Other than a poster, there was no mention of Christ in the mass marketing. Again, just mystified how this film was handled.

  • Domo

    It’s even better because they can’t read.

  • This does not bode well for Hurstory Month – an upcoming thirty day celebration of Benjamin Hur’s lasting influence on the billion dollar global sport of chariot racing.

    Nor will it provide much-needed free advertising for my Ben Hurse Funeral Car Rental business.

  • Imperial_orb

    He does look really attractive, I would totally suck his dick.

  • RLMkeepitup

    the wide scream looks like the suicide squad poster. maybe over acting is the new under acting? i dunno what that means

  • awesome it is!

  • Glyph Wright

    There is no need for Ben-Hur remakes, or any of the ten million Sexy Jesus films they’re trying to peddle to win the vapid millennial audience on their side. If you want Ben-Hur, open Wallace’s book, and if you want Jesus, read the Bible.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Has Mike ever heard of knocking? He could’ve caught his co-workers in compromising positions… even if I’m sure that has already happened before.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    People would be all up on “what about Rich’s allergies?”

  • TheVerySpecialK

    Can’t milk a cat while it’s attacking a printer.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    I’ve got to figure out how to make a Rich Evans action figure. Maybe Jay will help me once he is Mine.

  • DanceOfBirther

    “First to finish. Last to die.” This movie has one of the worst tag lines since “Die Harder.”

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    I guess they saved the Space Cop acting for this instead.

    🙂

  • luvs2pwge

    As far as I know they removed the religious aspect out of this new Ben Hur and it is mostly a slave wanting revenge plot.

  • luvs2pwge

    I hope they live together.

  • bloodstock pussyclarts

    more like ben hurr

    ben herp derp

  • bloodstock pussyclarts

    ben first

  • bleurgh

    I hope that Morgan freeman with dreadlocks adopted a heavy jamaican accent for this movie. I also hope his character talks alot about spiritualism and smokes weed.

  • RiverDevil

    Drink up, Judah Ben-Hur

  • Mike Magnum

    What is Red Letter Media Budget for Ceramic Bowls and Glass Wear.

  • Ragged Gypsy

    Me too, and I don’t even know how to suck a dick!

  • Ragged Gypsy

    I don’t know…since I’ve seen The Force Awakens, I haven’t been able to track down the original release of Star Wars…

  • Variant

    I ben thur alredy

  • Cream-A-Thon

    About the same as their sound insulation budget.

  • Wolvy

    Rich reminds me of Thufir Hawat in David Lynch’s ‘Dune’ now that you mention it.

  • Wolvy

    Sarah Jessica Parker’s gotta eat!

  • MichaelKz

    Seeing as how closely Rogue One ties into A New Hope, I wouldn’t be surprised if Disney wanted to release the unaltered trilogy alongside Rogue One when it comes out on home video.

  • fred

    They try for a few minutes before they reach “fuck it”.

  • Eucratides_Megas

    Guess that makes Mike Vladimir Harkonnen….and Jay is Feyd-Rautha….

    …which means you just imagined Jay in an adult diaper-thong.

  • Eucratides_Megas

    I’m kind of shocked this movie got made, honestly. Noah made a ton of money by being batshit. Exodus flopped as hard as Robin Hood. Apparently there’s only so much space reserved in a person’s wallet for another color-leached Ridley Scott sword and sandals movie.

    This seems more of on the Ridley Scott side of the equation.

  • SUPERMAD

    I know, right? He could have barged in just as Rich was scooping more coconut oil off the spoon he keeps near his right hand.

  • BCFC25

    Jay Bauman sadly died of leprosy on the news that this huge big budget blockbuster sank quicker than that boat Ben-Hur was a slave on!

  • BCFC25

    What like Rich Evan masturbating a star wars toy again?

  • fred

    Someone at RLM broke something?

  • Andrey Tarkovsky Reference

    A Bent-Yurt?

  • BCFC25

    Just mix Jabba the Hut with that Stay Puff doll and you will be almost there LOL

  • Variant

    A masturbation joke? What is this? Family Guy?

  • Variant

    Cum fusion

  • Voice of Reason

    I am just Spit-Balling here, but perhaps remaking a film on the AFI top 100 films is a bad idea.

  • Mugato

    So was Morgan Freeman supposed to be Ben-Her’s dealer or something?

    You can say no sometimes, Morgan.

  • Showbiz Pizza Bear

    This is the most shocking thing since Mike was unsure about Rollie Fingers stint with the Milwaukee Brewers.†

    † If you understood this reference, CONGRATULATIONS! You are now an official member of the RedLetterMedia Superfan Club™. You are eligible to pick up your RLM Superfan certificate and commemorative pin.‡

    ‡ Certificate and Pin can be picked up at any local 7-Eleven.†‡

    †‡ Certificate is a Powerball QuickPick ticket and commemorative pin is a box of limited edition Ghostbusters Key Lime Twinkies.

  • Eddie

    Are you not entertained?

  • Adzl33t

    I watched all the Laika movies in 2d, my review are those movies are amazing

  • jhonny_appleseed

    Pearls before swine.

  • Percy Gryce

    Sorry for being an asshole, but I finished Stranger Things yesterday and so I posted several comments on that webzone. I think I point out a few things that were mentioned in neither Mike & Jay’s discussion nor in the comments.

    Check it out!

  • Percy Gryce

    Oh, and when’s the next re:View?

  • jmt

    Ben-Hur flops?!

    [Screenplay for dance/musical about sailors on shore leave New York drops out my hand]

    Nooooooooooooooooo!

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    Is rich dying his hair?

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    i bet i know why that comment was deleted. no sexually harassing the talent!

  • SUPERMAD

    Plus the STAIRS. They actually have a building with multiple levels.

  • Cream-A-Thon

    I’m actually going a step further and reimagining Rich Evans as Jennifer Connelly.

  • Rick Jaeger

    What’s wrong with your braaaiiiiin?

  • Joe Syxpac

    They didn’t? Than why is it called Ben-Hur? Shouldn’t it be called Ben-Him?

  • Joe Syxpac

    Along the way someone said “Naw, we can totally do it better.”

  • Joe Syxpac

    What would be the next re:View?

    Fingers crossed for The Karate Kid!

  • LameSame

    Well, that was stupid.

  • Spoiled Ants

    Have you thought about a career as an executive producer.

  • Spoiled Ants

    That movie took 12 years to make, I bet in the last 5 minutes, Space Cop is literally played by Marlon Brando.

  • JAGUART

    Their effects and prop budget used to consist solely of empty beer bottles.

  • Imperial_orb

    Aye Yai Yai, I wanted just be nice esé. By letting Jay know he’s a attractive man and that I would perform oral sex on him if I was there. But now that they deleted my comment I changed my mind holmes.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    What an asshole.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    It lacks humanity, it lacks grit.

  • DeColonise

    LOL

  • Bhazor

    No! I am Ben Hur!

  • ikdks

    In the trailer, they actually say, Ben Hur in 3D.

    No self awareness whatsoever.

  • Imaf

    I had a good time seeing Ben-Hur (2016). But then again, I also liked John Carter.

  • Pope of Chili Town

    Did anyone else think they had pasted Jay’s face on to the poster?

  • Glaive

    Jay’s turning into a skinnier 70’s Richard Dreyfus…

  • I didn’t even realise there was a Ben Hur remake until I saw this. Then I saw the trailer. Holy Balls, there’s one shit show of a movie right there.

  • Jay started re:View entirely for the moment they could do a massive crossover with Half In the Bag, doing the original Ben Hur and the remake.

    It seems so empty now.

    We may never see either show again.

  • Not as much as you think, seeing how the ceramic bowl turned out to stay intact until the reshoots.

  • I assume that’s what the Darth Vader knocked over is a subtle reference to.

  • You can also watch a movie about Ben-Hur, if I recall my ancient history correctly.

  • That’s not a nostalgia-based typo, either. As part of the deal with Lucas, Disney is only allowed to release direct tie-ins with “A New Hope” on VHS.

  • And this time let’s swap the genders so they’re all men.

  • Don Knotts

    Rich looks incredibly high. Has Rich been partaking in heavy doobies?

  • Bootsy81

    Tbh I quite like Toby Kebbell. He’s been in some good things in the long distant past. He was never going to be a superstar so I can’t blame him for trying to get a big pay day for once. What Morgan Freeman is doing in this is more indefensible IMO. He’s not strapped for cash surely. Unless he thought it was going to be his Oliver Reed in Gladiator moment perhaps.

  • Citzen Seven

    Perhaps they should have done an all female cast, call it “Bell Hur”

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    Hur Hur Hur.

  • ima420r

    Ever since I saw the trailer for the movie, I have Ben-Hurling… nuknuknuk

  • I literally just learned about this movie from this video mocking it! Goddammit! How could it be a flop???

  • Nice to see mini Vader make a cameo at the top of the stairs.

  • They probably couldn’t have made 100 successful $1M movies. But how about 5 $20M movies?

  • Thanatos

    I assume Rich propped it up against the door to prevent people from disturbing his video gaming. Clearly, it worked.

  • Thanatos

    It’s possible Mike was just coming up from the basement, where he actually lives.

  • Thanatos

    I was hoping for the Kurlan naiskos breaking sound effect. What a wasted opportunity.

  • psk

    Yeah Morgan, take a lesson from Sam Jackson!… oh wait.

  • psk

    “We’ll make it Xtreme!”

  • psk

    Spartacus-Hur?

  • psk

    Jay truly is the Marlon Brando of the group

  • Almighty CNN!!!

    Congratulations on judging a movie you haven’t seen. You’ve reached Narcissistic Asshole Level 12. Your certificate is in the mail.

  • cakemonster

    I wish. They doubled down on the Jesus stuff – for the Evangelical market I’m guessing – and Jesus is pretty much in every other scene quoting the King James version of the Bible.

  • cakemonster

    If anything they up-played it – probably for the Evangelical market – because Jesus is pretty much in every other scene quoting the King James version of the Bible.

  • Percy Gryce

    Well, that’s a plus for me. Now I want to rush to the theater. Can my $10 ticket purchase save this ill-fated reboot?

  • I’m just amazed how much their stairs resemble the ones in the secret third ending of Witness.

  • Aaron Baugher

    I hope the guys review the Magnificent Seven reboot/remake/whatever when it comes out. It seems like the same promo for it has been running on TV for six months, and it looks like exactly the sort of gorgeous, brainless, disappointing action schlock they so often discover these days.

  • LameSame

    So… does Jay just, like, watch Ben Hur for fun all the time?

  • proghead777

    Well I guess that’s it guys. Ben Hur’s over. Ben. Hur. Over.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Rich, Mike, and Jay are exactly like the Vlogbrothers, except tolerable!

  • Pop Culture Reference

    He’s a big fan of screenwriter Gore Vidal.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Red Letter Media is a lot like the Island of Doctor Moreau. That probably explains why they have Val Kilmer sleeping on their couch.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Maybe the audience wanted more homoerotic subtext, like in the original.

  • Pop Culture Reference

    Never figured any of them for presidential material, but thanks for the validation!

  • Pop Culture Reference

    What hair?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    I thought the Ceramic Bowls were “for tobacco use only”?

  • Pop Culture Reference

    “Hur?” — Judah-Michael Bluth

  • Pop Culture Reference

    That might work. Real Life Jennifer Connelly looks too skinny. Put Rich Evans in that dress she wore in the Rocketeer. Oh yeah!

  • Pop Culture Reference

    The Force Awakens … In His Pants.

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