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Mar 25 2013

Mock the Movie: Dinosaur Soldier Edition

This Wednesday, March 27, we will watch DNA, because it isn’t enough to rip off a major science fiction film. Additionally, one must add the threat of weaponized dinosaurs. Or dinosaur-things. Or mega-soldiers powered by dinosaur DNA. You know, like you do.

This one isn’t free for everyone, but it is available on Netflix and Hulu.

Two weeks later, on April 10, we turn to Edgar Allan Poe. Sort of. Well, we turn to Roger Corman and what he, and only he, could do with Poe as source material. That’s right. We’re watching Masque of the Red Death. And yes, we know. Sometimes, though, it’s nice to be able to mock the over-the-top elements of a movie that doesn’t bore us to tears.

Two weeks after that, on April 24, it will be Super Mario Brothers. Because sometimes good actors do very bad movies.

This is currently available in full on YouTube, but we’ll watch as we get closer to the date. We will find a way.

If you would like to be utterly unprepared for the movie, you can read the short story before we start. Or you can just pull up the movie on YouTube and watch without the additional horror that is appreciating the source material.

“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:

  1. Start following @MockTM on Twitter.
  2. Start watching the movie on the appropriate Wednesday at 9 p.m. EDT.
  3. 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!
  4. 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, and we’ll set up the calendar for more terrible, mockable movies.

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