The movie Cyborg threatened the very livelihoods of those it absorbed. The film is a hodgepodge of homages and set pieces from other failed films. Like its namesake, Cyborg itself is a hybrid creature, strangely impervious to damage due to the perverse modifications made to it.
This movie was written in a weekend by the director’s cat.
How much of this summary is true? Listen to “The Cyborg Connection” to find out.
The Rise and Fall of Cannon Films
- Troma Films and The Toxic Avenger
- From dubbing skin flicks to making movies based on action figures
- The 1970 film Joe with Peter Boyle hunting hippies
- Cannon’s obsession with making an opera
- Something Something 2: Electric Boogaloo
- Cannon gets their hooks into Superman 4: The Quest for Peace
- The rights to Spiderman and Captain America
- Masters of the Universe 2: Cyborg
- Script written in one weekend
- Control f: punch, change to kick
- Jean-Claude Van Damme is a national treasure
- Jean-Claude Van Damme did not appear in National Treasure
- Movie was made out of the wreckage of Masters of the Universe 2 and Spiderman
Reactions to the Movie
- Confusing editing
- Plot makes no sense
- Grasp of geography is dubious
- Did any character have a name?
- Why was there a cyborg in this movie?
- Effects and costumes were not all bad
- Random horror movie elements
The Legacy of Cyborg
- Cyborg 2: Electric Boogaloo
- Angelina Jolie’s first leading role
- Similarities to Troll 2
- Movie avoided an X rating due to violence
- Cyborg “borrowed” from a lot of movies
- A hand was chopped off
- A sewer was slowly entered
- The full split trump card
- Castle Hayne house from TMNT?
- Wrightsville Beach
- An alley downtown, and maybe Castle Street
- The landfill
The Cyborg Dilemma: A Quiz
- Shocking trivia about the film is revealed
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