“Shit, superman is taken? How about ‘Hero Dude’? No? Well let’s do some re-shoots and get this bitch distributed!”
Making it big in the American film industry requires talent, perseverance, knowing the right people, and a whole lot of luck. Unfortunately, not every American who wants to go into show business was born with Brad Pitt’s face or Willem Dafoe’s prodigious genitalia, and most dreams in Tinseltown end where they begin- holding back tears as you scrub semen stains off a producer’s couch.
But there’s a strange and frankly wonderful niche among all the critically acclaimed Indie darlings and massive blockbuster hits that is lucrative enough to account for 90% of the DVDs your grandma buys for you at Walmart. That niche, of course, is the Mockbuster- super cheap, poorly CGI’d films that riff on popular blockbusters with names juuuust close enough to trick people into thinking “Wow, The Dark Knight’s on DVD for only $2.99! Weird that they didn’t spell it with the K, but whatever.”
One of these Mockbuster purveyors is Tomcat Films, now under the umbrella of Summer Hill Films. So we took one look at their offerings to the public and said to ourselves, hell yeah, let’s talk about the hilariously bad movies these guys have produced. And holy hell, did they not disappoint. So grab your off-brand popcorn and get ready for a master class in so-bad-they’re-good-and-then-bad-again movie making