We’re kicking off a new series here on Movie Fighters, our long-awaited series of movies based on pulp characters! And we’re kicking it off with 1975’s Doc Savage, Man of Bronze, a long-forgotten movie that was supposed to be the start of an entire franchise. There’s even a teaser for a sequel at the end!

It turns out to be a pretty mixed bag, with plenty of things to enjoy, and plenty of things not to (say it with us: racism).

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Our palate cleanser after the marathon that was all four Left Behind movies is 2015’s Russell Madness, and, well, we probably could have chosen better. This movie about a wrestling dog leaves a lot to be desired. For instance, even a basic understanding of professional wrestling.

Watch along on Netflix if you want to get furious with us.

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We did it. We finished the Left Behind series, and it goes out with a bang.

That’s right: We’re watching Left Behind: World at War, featuring Louis Gossett Jr. acting circles around everyone else who’s ever appeared in the series. It’s kind of amazing.

The rest of the movie is just plain terrible, though.

Watch along with us on Netflix, if you’re ready for some Tribulation.

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We’re back with the next film in the Left Behind franchise, and well, it’s a trial. A tribulation, you might say.

Kirk Cameron and the rest of the original cast has returned for Tribulation Force, and believe it or not, there’s a steep, steep dropoff in quality from the last one. The acting gets so much worse. Also, clothes continue to not fit.

You can watch along with us on Netflix if you want to get the full experience (and read the amazing reviews).

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We’re back with our look at the movie adaptations of Left Behind! This time out, we’re watching the version that stars Nicolas Cage, and, in its own way, it’s somehow weirder and crazier than the previous one (though there’s no Dirk Burton this time out). Also: It almost all takes place on a plane.

One of us loved it! One of us thought it had long, long boring stretches! Try to guess before you listen!

Watch along with us on Netflix to get your suggested dose of Cage face.

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Addendum: We forgot to mention what Chloe’s envelope note to her dad said. Here it is:

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The end times are here, because on this episode, we’re watching the Kirk Cameron-starring adaptation of Left Behind from 2000!

It’s such a mess that even author Tim LaHaye hated it, and yet there’s something weirdly compelling about it. Maybe it’s the amazing character names, such as Dirk Burton, Buck Williams and Rayford Steele. Maybe it’s the unparalleled awfulness of the acting. Maybe it’s the complete nonsense plot driven by total nonsense geography and geopolitics.

Whatever the case, you can watch along with us on Netflix if you see fit. At the very least check out the cover art.

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After a short break, we’re back with a return to our roots, reviewing a movie based on a fighting game. We’re taking on the extraordinarily long Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist, a fan film that turned into a web series, that turned into a movie. It is exactly what all those things entail.

There are so many flashbacks.

You can watch along with us on Hulu if you so please, but be warned: It is a marathon.

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After some grueling listener demands, we’re stepping up to watch one of our favorite movies of all time: RoboCop! But as it turns out, we got the 2014 remake and had to watch that instead.

What we got from that? A very mixed bag. There’s so much to talk about in here that we went a little bit past our regular show length. It’s just a lot to chew on.

You can watch the movie on Netflix or Amazon Prime if we get you intrigued enough to check it out.

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We have come to the end of our listener demands, and our last one is a doozy: Not only did we have to watch the abysmal 2000 comedy Dude Where’s My Car, we also had to turn on the assaultive commentary in which the director and stars talk over it.

It was awful. Things get thrown.

You can follow along if you’d like, but you’re going to have to track down a DVD for the commentary!

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We’re coming to the end of our backer demands, and this week, we’ve got one of the craziest movies we’ve ever watched: 1977’s Black Samurai, starring martial arts superstar Jim Kelly!

This is a movie about a spy who is also a samurai ninja who flies a jetpack and throws vultures. His enemy? A for-real warlock.

It’s anything but perfect, but we were entertained.

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