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Apr 22 2013

Mock the Movie: Video Game Edition

This week on April 24, we’re moving back to Wednesday with Super Mario Brothers. Because sometimes good actors do very bad movies. [Update: Well, we were. Life continues to be life, so we've moved this to Thursday as well. April 25 for this one.]

This is currently available in full on YouTube, but watch this space if that changes. We will find a way.

On May 8, we’re exploring hacksploitation cinema. That’s a thing, right? Because something like .com for Murder is better–or at least fundable–if you put it in virtual reality. You can tell it must be great, because we can’t find a trailer. Have a terrible movie poster instead.

Dark poster with a vaguely Matrix-like background, featuring the heads of Nastassja Kinski and Nicolette Sheridan. Tag lines: "Two women alone in the frightening world of the internet" and "In cyberspace, no one can hear you scream".

This one is available on Netflix.

Then, two weeks later, because we’re apparently on a bad tech movie kick, we’ll be mocking Expect No Mercy. We don’t expect we’ll be giving this film any. There will be Tae Bo jokes.

This movie is also freely available on YouTube.

“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.

2 comments

  1. 1
    wilsim

    My kids (6,3) watch this and the mario bros cartoon all the time on their computer. They have headsets so I am not disturbed other than seeing the horrible acting sometimes out of the corner of my eye.

    Sadly, as bad as this movie is there are other video game movies that are just as bad.

  2. 2
    jaytheostrich

    “The frightening world of the INTERNET” – wooooooooo (waving fingers).
    Ya scared yet?

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