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Mock the Movie: Explosive Decompression Edition

This Wednesday, we’re mocking Total Recall, the original unoriginal adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s story of ideas into a story of whiz bang (bang, bang, bang…). I saw this when it came out and the only thing I remember from it is laughing my head off when…well, is 23 years too soon for spoilers?

This is available on Netflix.

Then? Oh, then it’s shark week. In observance, we will watch Deep Blue Sea. It stars Thomas Jane and is about super-smart sharks. How bad can it be? Oh, about this bad.

This is available on Netflix.

Two weeks after that, we prove that we’re all masochists. That’s right. On August 28, we’re watching Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike. Taste the paranoia.

This is also available on Netflix.

What? You don’t think we’d pay extra to mock this movie, do you? After this, though, we’ll be mocking a couple of movies that no one has to pay for, just to piss off John Galt.

“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.

If you’ve missed a mocking, you can catch transcripts and even subtitle files for later watching on the Mock the Movie archive.

Comments

  1. CaitieCat says

    Unfortunately, the lineup on Netflix for the Canadian side of the border is considerably poorer. None of these three are available here. :(

  2. says

    How dare you mock The Ahnohld’s magnum opus like that! Sure its no Junior, or even the superior Colin Farrell version from last year, but its not that bad – right? :-)

  3. leftwingfox says

    CaitieCat: It’s really too bad. It’s fun watching B.C. Place stadium serving as the police department.

  4. CaitieCat says

    LOL, yeah, looking for the hint o’ maple is always fun in various shows. I was watching the short-lived Breakout Kings last winter, and in the first episode, thought. “Hey, that looks like the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto, by Cherry Street!” And then seeing a GO train behind the actors, which confirmed it. :)

    Once on Supernatural I saw a CP superbox, and another time a CP truck drove past on a street behind the actors.

  5. Adamo says

    Hey, Ahhhnold is always good for mocking, especially when his eyeballs are popping out one second and perfectly back in place with not even a bruise the next. Not even a twinge of red-eye. Frankly, the book was so much better, if only you can erase that image from your head. The extra head was kinda cool, though.

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