Manborg (2011)

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A half-man, half-cyborg hero seeks the source of his mysterious origins while fighting to reclaim the planet from an infernal tyrant hell bent on destroying humanity. Years ago, a brave human soldier perished in the first war against Hell. Decades later he reawakens in a powerful new body of steel. But the forces of darkness have also reawakened, and now the nefarious Count Draculon is determined to snuff out all light in the universe. With an Australian renegade, a blade-wielding beauty, and a true martial arts master by his side, however, Manborg prepares to show Count Draculon that the human race isn't about to go down without a fight. Matthew Kennedy and Meredity Sweeney star in this post-apocalyptic action yarn from the folks who brought you Father's Day.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Horror
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Studio:
Dark Sky Films

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Cast

Adam Brooks
as Count Draculon
Jeremy Gillespie
as The Baron
Conor Sweeney
as Justice
Ludwig Lee
as #1 Man
Andrea Karr
as Shadow Mega
Mike Kostanski
as Little Guy
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Critic Reviews for Manborg

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

A loving, if one-note, recreation of a very particular kind of bygone cinematic experience.

Full Review… | March 21, 2013
MSN Movies
Top Critic

Too bad the story sags, although the padding is a riot.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 5, 2013
Examiner.com

An acid-washed cornucopia of action and laughs. Short, silly, and superbly crafted with next to no money, Manborg is a delight.

Full Review… | April 17, 2013
Blu-ray.com

Manborg works first and foremost by being genuinely, legitimately funny.

Full Review… | February 24, 2013
TheShiznit.co.uk

There's no escaping the sense that this is a fun idea for a short stretched out to feature length. The joke has worn thin long before the end.

Full Review… | February 7, 2013
SFX Magazine

Audience Reviews for Manborg

Bad on purpose is still kinda bad, but major props for the stop-motion creature design.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

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.

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Hawk ____
½

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.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

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