Mock the Movie has lapsed far too long, so it’s time to announce three new dates with three very bad movies.
Ninja Terminator is not the first movie we’ve done at MockTM with ninjas in it. It’s the first in which they didn’t just show up out of the blue in someone’s garden, however. The best description we have for the film comes from IMDb, where it simply says:
Three martial-arts students search for the Golden Ninja Warrior, a statue reputed to have magic powers.
The trailer doesn’t tell us much more.
The important part to know, though, is that the movie is available for free on YouTube. We’ll be watching it this Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT and making fun of all the bits that don’t make sense. From what I can tell, that may be all of it.
Then, two weeks later, at the same time on August 16, we will subject ourselves to the Lou Ferrigno version of Hercules (currently available on Netflix and Amazon streaming video). This version promises that it’s “updated” for the 1980s. That apparently means bad hair, bad special effects, and…space aliens.
We’ll give ourselves another couple of weeks to cleanse our brains, then do it again on August 30 with In the Year 2889. This charming little post-nuclear-apocalyptic tale involves telepathic cannibals. Better yet, the principal characters spend most of the movie fighting amongst themselves, so you may end up rooting for the cannibals–even more than usual. I didn’t find a trailer, but this short clip will at least introduce you to our cannibal friends.
“These all sound awful!” I hear you cry. Yes, yes, they do. “These must be mocked mercilessly”, you say. Well, then you’re in the right company. The instructions for playing along:
- Start following @MockTM on Twitter.
- Start watching the movie on the appropriate Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT.
- Once you’ve got the movie going, tweet your snarky comments to @MockTM. Directing our tweets to @MockTM will keep our followers from being overwhelmed with our snark!
- Set up a search for @MockTM on Twitter for the duration so you can follow along with everyone else sharing your pain.
If you have suggestions for other movies that can and should be mocked, send them to @MockTM. Preference will be given to movies that are free or stream on the major media delivery services. Watch the feed as we approach the final movie announced here, and we’ll set up the calendar for more terrible, mockable movies.