Monday, June 27, 2011
Movie Review # 119 Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters (1982)
Director(s): Jopi Burnama, Charles Kaufman
Writer(s): Charles Kaufman, Deddy Armand, Joey Gaynor
Cast: Eva Arnaz, Barry Prima
Rotten Tomatoes: 60% Audience
Netflix: 2 Stars
I want to admit something upfront I love Troma Pictures. Growing up I watched "The Toxic Avenger" and "Class of Nuke'em High" and it was those movies that spurned my love for B-Movies. So today when I say Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters pop up in my random cue. I was not only ecstatic I was thrilled to watch a Troma movie. Sadly those feelings died in the first five minutes of the movie.
As I felt as a viewer sorry and saddened for the men and women who worked on this movie. It was an insult to the work that they did as the English dub not only ruined the story it showcased exactly how far Americans will go to turn anything into a mockery and do they ever. With a story about a sister fighting to save her brothers life. Because his semen instead of going out his penis goes straight to his head instead. Then there is the line "What is brown and holy? followed by what? Holy Shit!" that not only stinks up the film it is regurgitated multiple times through out.
All the while you can see from the movie itself it is a serious movie. With an engaging and well planned plot and not this mockery of a movie that Troma made. It was so bad that the company that originally did the movie told Troma that they better not let anyone who worked on this movie see it. Hell I agree with that sentiment as a fan of Troma I believe no one should see it. As they tried to copy Woody Allen's "What's up, Tiger Lily?' which is not only superior it is enjoyable unlike this movie.
Which not only shows its age it shows that some movies which might be good for the times do not age well. This just happens to be one of them. For the times this movie would have been great as Americans then didn't do well with epic's from Asia and often rewrote the entire script when it came stateside. Unlike today where we try to keep the story and characters the same. So that we do not insult the people who worked on the movie and to keep up the cinema quality of the production.
Troma sadly did not and as such I just can not recommend this movie to anyone. I personally hated it beyond belief and wanted to turn it off. Yet I did not in hopes that the movie would get better. Instead it just kept getting worse as if they wanted to belittle and maim the viewers not only with poor writing but even worse voice acting. From the Elvis impersonator to the horrible southern accents and Italian ones as well. It is just a mess that no one should endure at any point.
Now if you need a movie to piss off your friends and are in need of torture yourself. You can not do much worse than this one. But do yourself a favor and close your eyes and pay attention to the acting. As it is horrible and down right the worst thing you can imagine. But if you watch the movie and forget the words you will see what looks to be an amazing movie that needs to be seen. That movie is called "The Fighters" or "Barang Terlarang!" either which way I am going to go out and find this movie and do a review on the original source of this God awful movie.
My Rating: .25 out of 5 Stars