Things you never knew you always wanted
Every once in a while you encounter a moment of serendipity. That moment when something happens and you know this was always meant to be. When life reveals that in all it’s mysteries and eccentricities wants you at this point, at this moment, so precisely this thing can happen. For me that moment came when I encountered Manborg and Kung-Fury, two movies that epitomize everything I’ve ever wanted out of cinema.
I don’t know how I could possibly sell you on THIS MOVIE more than this image ever could
I’ve always loved really bad films but in recent years I hadn’t been seeking them out as voraciously. In the past I would consume them with a passion, regularly watching every single bad movie that aired late at night on Syfy or other specialty channels. But aside from Iron Sky or Sharknado, I sort of glossed over the genre. One day before Christmas holidays this year, I was downstairs at my in-laws place trying to find a movie for everyone to watch on their Apple TV, and came across the following synopsis of Manborg:
The armies of Hell have taken over the Earth, and all that stands in the way of the villainous Count Draculon and humanity’s total extinction is a motley crew of misfits led by the mighty MANBORG: a warrior that’s half-man, half machine, but all hero. Once a young soldier killed during first war against Hell, Manborg reawakens in the future, rebuilt as a walking weapon and mankind’s last hope. Struggling to learn the secret of his origins, Manborg unwittingly befriends a post-apocalyptic Australian punker, a knife wielding vixen, and a kung-fu master, before finally squaring off against Count Draculon in a desperate and bloody bid to take back the Earth!
Now I don’t know about you, but that sounds like my perfect movie. I immediately texted a friend that we needed to watch this movie, but because it wasn’t quite the style of the movie I was searching out (we eventually settled happily on Hotel Transylvania) I put it aside for later. Once we finally got around to watching it, it didn’t take more than about 5 minutes after the movie to order everything creator’s Astron-6 have ever done. Watch it, it’s seriously that good.
As for Kung Fury, I don’t think I could possibly sell this movie any better than this trailer already does, as frankly, if that does not sell you on the film then you just don’t like good things. Hit the jump for other awesome things, including some actual Warmachine talk.