That's not even what makes it bad. The worst part is probably the editing. The scenes are cut together in a nonlinear way that makes the movie a confusing clusterfuck and destroys any attempt to follow the story if you haven't read the book. At the beginning, there's a narration, then we see Maya and Joey in Maradonia, then a professor talking to children, then some background expostion, then Maya and Joey at school on Earth, then they go to the beach, then they go to Maradonia. But they were already in Maradonia before! There's no explanation for what's happening on screen.When she was younger, she was fairly attractive. However, the older she gets, the cuter she ain't.
Nope. Her mom looks like an older version of Gloria.
Honestly, the movie is simply unwatchable. I had some friends over for a Bad Movie Night and, after no more than 10 minutes, even the biggest bad movie fan had had more than his fill. The movie can't even reach the level of laughably bad and is instead completely unentertaining and chock-full of the most generic fantasy tropes along with a heapin' helpin' of fundie religious dogma on top. Everything -- the flat acting, the trite musical score, the cheesy special effects, the store-bought costumes, and the "no one's looking so let's film here" settings -- is purely amateurish and contains zero entertainment value.
I think they read this board. A lot of the info on Gerry is only posted here as far as I know.Terrible Book Club just reviewed Escape from the Underworld: https://terriblebookclub.com/episodes/episode-62-maradonia-and-the-escape-from-the-s1!51392
In the episode they revealed that next week they will be reviewing Gold of Ophir as well.
I kind of do wonder if they skimmed through this thread.I think they read this board. A lot of the info on Gerry is only posted here as far as I know.
O, the thought of Maradonia deleted scenes, the parts that made the Good Doctor Tesch say "That's unnecessary."that poor girl drove two hours only to learn that all of her scenes had been edited out. (I was going to write "left on the cutting room floor" but LOL at the idea that the Tesches actually used a professional editor/cutting room.)
It's hard to believe anything was cut out of a movie that features 10 minutes of people writhing.That was a painful painful video to watch.
First off, it was painful because the Maradonia premiere had such poor attendance. I would have thought Gerry would at least have invited all of the actors and crew to the premiere and would have then used the members of his church to round out attendance/fill in the seats.
Then, it got even more painful when that poor girl drove two hours only to learn that all of her scenes had been edited out. (I was going to write "left on the cutting room floor" but LOL at the idea that the Tesches actually used a professional editor/cutting room.)
And, finally, the sheer amateurishness of that video rounded out the unholy trifecta of pain. Did we really need scene after scene of that girl running around like a ninny in front of the camera?
Thank you unknown female, you suffered so we don't have to.This girl actually went to the Maradonia premiere. It's so sparse. Also, there were 2 cuts that they showed back to back.
Please subscribe!! This is such an old video. l never officially got around to posting it. Actually, l did the next day but Gloria Tesch somehow found it and...www.youtube.com