Friday, December 4, 2009

A Ripoff of Mars

According to IO9, mock/schlockbuster-makers The Asylum is at it again with ERB's A Princess of Mars.

ERB is short for Edgar Rice Burroughs, the pulp author most famous for creating Tarzan in 1912. He also wrote a series of books chronicling the adventures of John Carter, a Civil War-era soldier magically transported to Barsoom (we call it Mars). Pixar is planning a live action Princess, but that's a few years down the road, so The Asylum - (in)famous for having their ripoffs on DVD shelves at the same time the real thing hits theater screens - is attaching themselves to James Cameron's blue Avatar coattails.

How much do you want to bet that the trailer pretty much showcases ALL the CGI effects in the movie? And looky, they shot at Vasquez Rocks, the most overshot location in all of movie history (fun-nee, dudes).

And as attractive as Traci Lords is, here are two things to note: 1. she doesn't appear nude anymore (and hasn't for years) and 2. she's 41 years old. When one thinks of hot sci-fi/fantasy babes, especially ones running around in a Slave Leia-like bikini number, 41 is about 15, if not 20, years too old. Traci, I thought you were better than this.

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