Thursday, August 30, 2007

Studios Compete for Most Idiotic Title

From iwatchstuff, Though not formally announced as a competition, Dark Horse Indie will soon be competing head-to-head against the Icelandic Film Center for the most literal idiotic movie title. From Dark Horse comes War Monkeys, which is not meant as a political commentary about government and military "monkeys" mucking up the war, but is about actual military-trained monkeys attacking a janitor who is accidentally locked in with them.

Meanwhile, from the depths of Iceland comes The Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre, which is described as being something like Texas Chainsaw Massacre (even starring Leatherface) except for the parts about Texas and chainsaws being replaced with Reykajvik and whale watching, which implies to me that whale watching is somehow the primary massacre weapon.

It certainly sounds like no matter who wins this battle, the overall winner will be the human race.


Octopunk said...

"War monkeys" shows up in a very early Bloom County strip, when Milo mistakenly says that instead of "mongers." Although the movie sounds like bad news, that pic of the gun-toting chimp is great. It would also be great if the janitor that got trapped with them was a hot chick.

I'mnotMarcbutmyboyfriendis said...

another movie in which monkeys play a key role, to place alongside such classics as "going ape", "monkey shines", and "monkeys, monkeys, ted and alice"