The ultimate homage to bad movies! (by imgothamsreckoning-623-394990)
I can not honestly think of anything that I disliked about this movie. Right from the beginning it had me in hysterics and continued to keep me in a state of laughter for the full hour run time. What makes this film so funny is not necessarily the jokes the case with comedies , but is in fact because the acting, voice acting, storyline, animations etc are so purposely bad that it's easily clear they are making fun of their own film. And with this, you end up laughing like a hyena for the entire duration. It's clear that the writers of this film knew exactly what made old bad sci-fi <more>
films so bad and used this knowledge to create a genius script. In conclusion,If you were a fan of the old bad sci-fi films... You'll love thisIf you are a fan of films which really aren't serious... You'll love thisIf you are a human with a beating heart...You'll love this
I shall keep my review for Manborg short and sweet. (by ShamyClothStrikesBack)
If you are like me, and you're a fan of action movies, video games like Mortal Kombat, and movies in the vain of those churned out by Troma, then you need to see this film immediately as it is an ode to 80s brilliance and is utterly brilliant itself - if you remember a time when movies were fun, where you cheered at the screen, munched on popcorn and didn't have to worry about jaded pseudo-film critic friends making snide commentaries in an attempt to ruin your enjoyment; when you just enjoyed fun for fun's sake, then this movie is for you. If you love Cyborgs, laughs and <more>
excitement, this movie is not to be missed. I'll leave the rest up to you, pick up a copy & defy Draculon today! You can thank me later. And don't forget to scream Manborg at the top of your lungs.
A fantastical romp through the days of VHS greatness (by adam-myles)
If there is one thing that is to be said about MANBORG is that even if you did not like what you saw, you sure as hell respect how Steve Kostanski and the crew pulled it off.Growing up in the days of wandering mom and pop VHS rental stores, in search of that one piece of cover-art that showed a promise. Not just any promise, a promise that you were about to spend your hard earned allowance on something exciting, and something you most likely have never seen before!The promise that MANBORG makes is that you will re-live those exciting days. It's got great cover-art and a premise that seems <more>
so familiar, yet you want to see it anyways! The acting is bad, in a great way, and the stop animation is a definite throwback to days before CGI was used for EVERY DAMN THING YOU SAW...... The movie really holds good on its promise of providing a good time with family and friends. So without hesitation PICK UP A COPY when it comes available for purchase, or SUPPORT THE EFFORTS and see it in it's limited theatrical screenings.
This film has a quality which allows you to transcend the usual role of audience, and makes you feel like you are with friends, albeit very weird possibly deranged friends who have a green screen. Based on those brilliant b-movies of our childhood, Manborg follows the adventures of a group of misfits who are valiantly fighting off the Nazi-vampire hordes from hell. With the likes of Number One Man and Justice on the team, there is never a dull moment. It had me on the edge of my seat throughout, and left me hungry for more. Expect excitement, chaos, unrequited love, science, stop-motion <more>
monsters, hover boards and so much more. It is funny, it's fantastic, it is gory and it is glorious. Possibly not for the feint of heart, but definitely one I would recommend and have been . It's never too late... To be a hero.
The best thing about Manborg is the Karate guy. His English dubbing is f*****g funny as hell. As for the rest of the movie, it's an excellent homage/parody of 80s sci fi action movies. I actually like its tone and special effects even if it is silly as $#!+. On a further note, I think this movie is influenced by another sci fi action movie called The Eliminators. If this was already explained in the DVD and is common knowledge among Manborg fans then excuse me for being retarded, ass.
Near perfection of the Genre (by stephensaaront)
A ridiculous premise made by two guys and a small group of their friends made one of the most enjoyable bits of cinema I have ever seen, and I watched Infinty War the day before watching this. Turn your brain off, allow the nonsnse to flow around and lift your soul. Only reason I did not give t a 10 is one of the last lines "there is no Heaven" even though there is a hell in this movies universe, other than that no complaints. Even the two female leads were far more beautiful than you would expect for the budget. And stay for the after credit scene.
Manborg kicks Terminator's ass! (by stuartbell64)
Once upon a time, films with heavy red titles, bad electronic music, and zany special effects were all the rage. These would appear on VHS Video in the early 80's,they were totally entertaining, usually made on a shoestring budget,usually badly dubbed and had bad one liners galore. Back to the present day,we have big budgets, we have the technology, but do we still have the imagination? Manborg certainly does! This is a wild,wacky, weird,zany trip back to these days where the only thing that mattered was killing as many pizza faced baddies as you could whilst spouting bad one liners! <more>
It's not big budget, but hey, it doesn't have to be, it's non stop mayhem with many laugh out loud moments! Matthew Kennedy is brilliant as Manborg "i am Manborg" ,Adam Brooks as the ace baddie Count Draculon,for me steals the show..closely followed by "number one man" Ludwig Lee complete with classic bad dubbing! This is either "hate it" or "love it" territory...i loved it!!
As a fan of cheesy / bad flicks, I found "Manborg" a breath of Columbian Redbud scented air. Often, "bad-on-purpose" movies just plain suck, but "Manborg" took its awfulness seriously, doing its daggonest to astound with ineptitude, wooden acting, and the fact that allegedly the entire production budget was around $1,100 in Canadian money.I've seen much worse films 4-X, "Curse of the Headless Horseman" that were dead serious, but nowhere near as entertaining. "Manborg" should be on the must-see list of every fan of cine-cheese, if only <more>
to see that such a thing can be accomplished.My only regret is that there's no such film as "Bio-Cop".