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Critic Reviews for Manborg
A loving, if one-note, recreation of a very particular kind of bygone cinematic experience.
Manborg is massively cheap, outrageous, and features a lot of overacting but it's also incredibly amusing with ridiculous gore and animation. It's like an homage to your childhood that you can't help but love and hate at the same time.
An acid-washed cornucopia of action and laughs. Short, silly, and superbly crafted with next to no money, Manborg is a delight.
Manborg works first and foremost by being genuinely, legitimately funny.
Audience Reviews for Manborg
You have to take these type of movies for what they are, an homage to schlock cinema of the late 80's/early 90s, and to that extent the movie performs very well. There's lots of claymation and stop motion on display, and the whole film has a unusual frame rate that makes the whole thing seem like an early 90's multi media video game. Adding to the joy of this a great ammount of the voicework is dubbed, for no reason other than to do it, and very often the dubbed voices will seemingly not match the character at all. The story is passable, but it's not really a film about the story, so much as it is the pitch perfect parody.
Decidedly lo-fi and thoroughly tongue in cheek, this film is well worth a look and has some real laughs in there, plus the commitment to the green screened visuals is really well thought out and executed. Well worth a rental.
Quite a trip down early 90's memory lane. Reminded me a lot of the 3DO gaming system and it's CD-ROM video based video games.
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