I don't think people appreciate how much artistry goes into deliberately making a movie that is so bad it's good. Sure, you can make a shitty movie that is accidentally awesome. But Canadian indie Manborg, out now on VOD, is the rare scifi satire that intentionally morphs cheesiness into greatness.
Styled like a cross between a 1980s movie and a 1990s videogame, Manborg is the stirring tale of the only cyborg on Earth who can challenge the techno-armies of Count Draculon. The terrifying Draculon has taken over Winnipeg, or maybe the world, using robot armies of the undead who look sort of like what would happen to the Hellraiser demons in a Venture Bros. episode. Like the recent Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Manborg is clearly an homage to crazy 80s movies like Cyborg and Robot Jox, cheese masterpieces full of moussed hair and spandex. Because the future looks like an aerobics class! With lasers and monsters!