Black Snake – La légende du serpent noir

As I was heading home yesterday, and walking through the station, I noticed that this poster had been put up all over the place.

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My first thought was: That looks very silly.

My second thought was: I want to see this film.

Of course, one of the first things I did once home was to go and look for the trailer. Based on this, the film looks incredibly silly. And I really want to see it.

The trailer, like the film, is in French but I found a synopsis on YoVideo and ran it through Google Translate:

After years spent in Paris, Clotaire Sangala returns to his native country, Africa. Raised by a Chinese martial arts grandfather, convinced to have been found in a garbage can, Clotaire knows nothing of the glorious past of his parents. Hooked on women and easy life, selfish and unambitious, Clotaire will yet be overtaken by his destiny… He will become “Black Snake”, the super-masked super-hero, liberator of the people against the dictator Hezekiah.

It looks like the film is a parody of many of the superhero tropes we have become familiar with over the past few years, and there is enough slapstick in there to keep everyone entertained.

Iron Sky the Coming Race is almost here

Iron Sky was released way back in 2012. The film’s premise was that Nazis have been hiding on the dark side of the Moon since 1945 until they return to re-invade Earth in 2018. It’s a film that knows its audience and delivers exactly what that audience expects — and I loved every minute of it.

So when a sequel was announced in 2015, I was thrilled.

Four years on and Iron Sky the Coming Race is about to hit cinemas. Quiet Earth has the release dates and synopsis:

Twenty years after the events of Iron Sky, the former Nazi Moonbase has become the last refuge of mankind. Earth was devastated by a nuclear war, but buried deep under the wasteland lies a power that could save the last of humanity – or destroy it once and for all.

The truth behind the creation of mankind will be revealed when an old enemy leads our heroes on an adventure into the Hollow Earth. To save humanity they must fight the Vril, an ancient shapeshifting reptilian race and their army of dinosaurs.

It looks awesome!