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What is a mockbuster knockbuster?

Because the terms are widely used in the argot of the film, the first would be translated as "trickster" and the second as "criticón". I mean, the term "mock" is used to denote mockery and "knock" means to hit (the door, for example), call or criticize. The problem is with "buster" that is used as a "remarkable thing" but that the word that originates it "bust" also means tame, burst or degrade. In fact the term "broncobuster" refers to the Tamer broncos horses and in general to a Tamer of horses. From there my translations.

As I repeat in the film is of an opportunistic trend, more than a genre, that produces low-budget films that have names similar to the very prestigious premieres or that one knows that they will be very blockbuster. Therefore they tend to be called "opportunistic movies" or "films of opportunity". To mention several examples of the most recent we have the excellent film "Pacific Rim", in Spanish Bull Guillemo translated as "Titans of the Pacific", whose mockbuster is "Atlantic Rim" or "Titans of the Atlantic"; We also have "Lincoln" de el director Steven Spielberg that has not only a mockbuster, there are two, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" and "Abraham Lincoln: Hunter of zombies", in fact the first is a film of very good quality and one more than respectable budget, both making the second to be seen more as a mockbuster of a mockbuster.

In the history of the cinema, the mockbuster have always been present, remember as the television series "Battlestar Galactica", which became known in Spanish as "Galactica: spaceship (or star) combat" was considered a mockbuster of "Star Wars", thing that I never put in doubt, and there was even a trial for theft of ideas. I'm not sure but it seems to me that the success of "The monster from the Black Lagoon" generated a mockbuster about four years after its premiere in 1954 and it's the oldest in my memory. The producers of that time waiting for some time to see if the film was grossing or not; If it wasn't grossing production was made but it was it was time produce it so four years difference between one and the other. Today it is enough to know that a great director handles a high budget and a good argument to start the production of a mockbuster.

Many of these films use names similar to those who want to use as I parapet, others use similar arguments, others used quite different arguments and given that it is not known if actually if they are going to be blockbuster is preferred using the format of compact disc (DVD or Blueray) to avoid losses in cinema which eventually project them if they are somewhat famous, thing that took place with "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" who achieved fame enough as to be screened in many rooms, the same happened with "Battlestar Galactica" that became a series of cult following among its fans, including a server.

Many speak of them as if they were "parodies" and some are are but many are serious works and burlesque don't have anything as we have seen, others are entirely original arguments that have nothing to do with titles only trying to attract public, which in the end and after is the essential part of the business. I have also heard called them "refried" but the pure truth most not to dig in that category as a "rehash", which in English is "remake" takes an old argument and "renew it", as it is the case with "Gladiator" is without a doubt a rehash of "The fall of the Roman Empire" or "Battlestar Galactica re-imagined" which is the rehash of "Battlestar Galactica". Some of these "mockbusters" effectively if they could be considered to be refried.
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