One of the best parts of finding movies to mock is reading reviews on IMDB. They’re often scathing, provide amazing insights on what kind of crumbs moviegoers are willing to settle for, and occasionally provide gems like this.
To be fair to this movie, it might have had a chance had it been directed and produced by someone else – anyone else – than the now infamous Uwe Boll. Mr Boll can perhaps most accurately be described as a modern-day Ed Wood, and is at best a director whose work produces performances of the finest teak, whose stories have the gravitas and literacy of a MacDonalds burger wrapper, the visual crafting and fine artistic sensibilities of a no parking sign, and whose cinematic inspiration apparently stems solely from bargain bin video games of the 1980s.
Yes, we’ll be returning to the world of Uwe Boll with In the Name of the King: Two Worlds this Wednesday.
This one is available on Netflix. Continue reading “Mock the Movie: Modern Day Ed Wood Edition”
You’d think we could title about half the bad movies out there “exploding cars” for short, but this one is special. Near as we can tell, it turns out that being a stunt driver requires some sort of supernatural ability to cause every car in you vicinity to explode on contact with any inanimate object. The interminable chase scenes are just icing.
But really, we’re watching Executive Target for Keith David.
This one is available on YouTube. Continue reading “Mock the Movie: Exploding Cars Edition”
The tarantella is a dance, supposedly with its origin in a spider bite. Tarantella is also a spider woman, according to Mesa of Lost Women. You can tell by those things on her fingers. And by the dancing, which isn’t anything like a tarantella, but why invest in new words when you can grab some old ones and call the whole thing “ethnic”?
This one is available on YouTube. Continue reading “Mock the Movie: Tarantella Edition”
There’s something heartwarming about having people think of you every time they watch a truly terrible movie. Also something a little scary. Still, every once in a while, we find a movie this way we need to inflict on ourselves and others (mostly others).
Icetastrophe is one of these movies. Want to know what this movie is like? Picture a production crew asking themselves just how wrong they could get the science without adding any entertainment value by it, then saying, “But we need more explosions.”
This one is available on Netflix. Continue reading “Mock the Movie: Not How Any of This Works Edition”
A while back, we mocked the 2000 Dungeons & Dragons movie. Literally the only things memorable about the movie were Jeremy Irons’ teethmarks all over the set and the ease with which the superhuman henchfreak was finally dispatched in the end. This means, of course, that we have to watch the sequel, Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God if for no other reason than to find out how Damodar survived.
If? Heh. Who am I kidding. There is no other reason.
This one is available on YouTube. Continue reading “Mock the Movie: Only Mostly Dead Edition”
Look, we can’t help it if Nessie likes Minnesota better than the Highlands of Scotland. We’re clearly just better. It has absolutely nothing to do with the cost of filming overseas from your production office. Nothing at all. Come mock Beyond Loch Ness (aka Loch Ness Terror) with us and see how wonderful the area is. After all, there has to be something good about this movie, right?
Yeah, that’s totes Lake Superior.
This one is available on YouTube. Continue reading “Mock the Movie: Superior Edition”
Oh, the things a studio will do to prevent the rights for a superhero movie from reverting to the comics studio that owns the characters. Like making a movie they never intend to release so they can make a different one a decade later. Like hiring Roger Corman to produce that movie.
This Wednesday, we’re watching the 1994 version of The Fantastic Four. It feels a bit unfair, because everyone was trying to make the best movie they could with the resources they hadn’t been given. It’s okay, though. We’ll still mock it.
This one is available on Dailymotion. Continue reading “Mock the Movie: The Price of Rights Edition”
Those magic, magic words: Frank Langella as Skeletor.
I have no idea why the makers of Masters of the Universe failed to look at their script and their budget and camp their movie the hell up, but they didn’t. They played it straight. Oh, well. Their loss is our…pain, I guess. Join us this Wednesday to cringe along with us.
This one is available on YouTube. Continue reading “Mock the Movie: Oh, You're Serious Edition”
Roddy Piper had a knack for being appealing in some very terrible movies. Watch Hell Comes to Frogtown if you want to know what I’m talking about. (Don’t watch Hell Comes to Frogtown. Just don’t.) To commemorate his work on the occasion of his recent death, we’re going to watch one of those movies this Wednesday: Tough and Deadly. Then we’re going to mock the hell out of it, because that’s what we do.
This one is available on YouTube. Continue reading “Mock the Movie: Farewell Edition”
To be fair, we try to sneak a little misandry in every Mock the Movie. In this one, however, we have a full 50 feet of it, or as close as they manage to get in any individual shot. That’s right, we’re doing the Darryl Hannah television remake of Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman. We’ll have to see how much Daniel Baldwin causes the rest of us to Hulk out by the end.
This one is available on YouTube. Continue reading “Mock the Movie: Misandry Edition”