Mock The Movie: The Wasp Woman


Wasp Woman theatrical poster

Via IMDb

So, it sometimes takes us a while to settle on a monumentally bad flick to mock, partly because of monetary concerns (not every movie is legally available free or advertiser-sponsored on the internet), regional issues (not everyone can access Hulu for instance — e.g., pretty much everyone who doesn’t live in the continental US), and partly because only some movies make decent mock-fodder. In fact, scientists predict that if we can manage a pace of one movie a month, we’ll hit Peak Movie sometime in 2019. Unfortunately, this means we’ll eventually have to start mining the 2000s for horrible movies, though we’ve made a few forays into the Syfy library already.

But we’ve picked what I really hope will be a winner loser this week, from the Internet Archive.

Mock The Movie is back with a bang! Well, actually a sting… this week, we’ll be enjoying The Wasp Woman.

This cult classic features a truly diabolical villain – a cosmetics company founder and CEO.  Our boss lady is willing to do ANYTHING to boost sales, and that includes shady wasp science.  Well, we all know how these shady science schemes go…

“A queen of beauty by day…

              a lusting queen wasp by night!”

When will people learn that diabolical plans involving dubious science never, ever work? Hopefully never, or we wouldn’t have movies to mock!

Here’s how we do this Mock The Movie thing:

  1. Start following @MockTM on twitter.
  2. Start watching The Wasp Woman Thursday, March 15th, at 9PM EST.  It’s available here for free.
  3. Once you’ve got The Wasp Woman going, tweet your snarky comments to @MockTM.  Directing our tweets to @MockTM will keep our followers from being overwhelmed with our snark!
  4. Let the snark roll on twitter, but keep in mind… this movie was made in 1960.  In your @MockTM tweets try not to focus on special effects (or the lack thereof).  Instead, focus on the plot, characters, acting, story development, etc.  Let’s reserve our FX slams for a movie made in this decade.

Comments

  1. carlie says

    9pm? Us old people have trouble starting movies that late. I’ll try, though.

    It may be old news to you, but I just recently discovered the “How did this get made?” podcast, which also eviscerates bad movies. They sometimes bring on people who were actually in the movie, so it can be interesting. I have friends who simply don’t understand why bad movies are so good; it’s good to know so many other people get it.

  2. says

    “When will people learn that diabolical plans involving dubious science never, ever work?”

    I don’t know, looks like Angels and Demons worked just fine for plenty of people :s

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