The Big Picture: Schlocktober 2012: Orca

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What happened to the jack-o-lanterns?

I'd actually heard of this film before, but had dismissed it based on it's poster as a cheep rip off with no imagination or talent.

Proves that old adage about judging book's by their covers I suppose.

And the entire time Orca was going on it's rampage, I was rooting for it. :D

Vie:
I'd actually heard of this film before, but had dismissed it based on it's poster as a cheep rip off with no imagination or talent.

Proves that old adage about judging book's by their covers I suppose.

If I may chime in, it is pretty much a cheap rip off with no imagination or talent.

Monster movies are sort of my major interest, and I've watched a bunchload of them. And Orca is one of the ones I've never enjoyed, before or after growing up. It's pretentious and usually quite boring. It's somewhat of a cult classic though, but in my opinion deserves none of the praise it gets.

Wow, that looks like a surprisingly good watch.
Going to have to find me a copy.

I'm surprised I've never heard of this flick... specially as it features Richard Harris.
Oh well, now I've got a movie to catch up on.

DVS BSTrD:

GamemasterAnthony:

MrBaskerville:
So itīs Moby Dick with an Orca?

I was WAITING for someone to make a Moby Dick reference! BOB! You're slipping!

Though, honestly, if the guy actually quoted Moby Dick, it probably would have crappified the movie a bit...

Except it's the whale that wants revenge.

And the guy whos girlfriend lost her leg to the sea monster.

Daveman:
Didn't that ice berg bit also happen in futurama?

Yeah, but thatīs just how Orcas eat penguins in real life^^.

ouh, I remember seeing Orca as a kid, and it definitely left an impression on me even then

I don't remember much, as it's been a while since I last saw it, but I'd always try to catch it if it's on TV

the Whale Jump™ in front of the explosion made me lol though :D great moment

The Punisher: Orca

I, I... I have to watch this. A killer whale sabotages a fishing village to smoke out his baby momma's killer to combat him on the icy waters of northern Ireland. Fantastic.

So what you're saying is Jaws Unleashed is Orca the video game? Seriously, if you haven't played it or seen much of it, Jaws Unleashed is one of the most strange, off the wall insane games ever, complete with on land buildings getting blown up and of course fights with Orcas (and a Colossal Squid that pushes the definition of colossal).

BTW I also called the film for the second week... yet no tease for next week? Remember, Bob uses the full month. Ok, this is a long shot but The White Buffalo? Same producer.

Wow, this is the first time I have heard of a movie that had an animal kill people out of revenge.

Usually they kill just to kill, not even to eat really just kill because they want to. This sets up a plot I am a bit bewildered yet impressed by. However wow the whale blew up a building?? That's epic win XD lol seems impossible but you'd be surprised.

As someone with a serious phobia of Killer Whales, I think you may have just introduced me to the scariest movie I will ever see.

Mega Shark vs. Orca. Why isn't this being made?!

I'm noticing a theme of animal/monsters this year for Shlocktober. I guess I'll have to wait another year for Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter to make the cut. :(

that picture of Orcunisher, I need it for my new avatar.

Daveman:
Didn't that ice berg bit also happen in futurama?

Yep, but the whale actually ate the dark-matter oil stained penguins that set out to kill all non-penquins on Pluto, on Bender's orders, the Fry saved Bender and Leela from the same whale.

I think I watch too much TV.

Orca: I don't know who you are, I don't know what you want, if your looking for randsom I can tell you I don't have money... what with me being an Orca, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have aquired over a very long life in the ocean, skills that make me a nightmare for fisherman like you. If you let my family go now that will be the end of it, but if you don't, I will hunt you, I will catch you and I will kill you.

Sorry, I saw Taken 2 the other night (it was meh) and couldn't help myself.

Man, I love this movie.

It's even better than that part in Deep Blue Sea where

Daveman:
Didn't that ice berg bit also happen in futurama?

I was thinking the same, and it kinda puts that scene in more context for me. This is probably the first one I might actually hunt down and watch, because that just looked right up my alley of batshit insane awesome.

The Orca-stral music in this sounds awesome!

I remember that movie, made quite a while i had seen that, i remember enjoying it trought

Daveman:
Didn't that ice berg bit also happen in futurama?

It does.

Whether or not its an intentional shoutout is the real question now...

Oh man I was just old enough to see that one in the theaters when it first came out. Probably not a good decision. Some of the films scenes still appear in my nightmares. But even through the fogged memories of my terrified pre pubescent youth, I still remember it as an astonishingly good movie in it's own right. A good story. Maybe not quite as tightly done as Steven Spielbergs epic Jaws. But far far better than any other man vs animal or mutant animal horror movie that has come out in the almost 40 years since. Really Bob's right. It's one worth watching.

Loved that crack at the end about Free Willy not taking the initiative.

I do have to take issue with the idea that simply because you're intelligent automatically means you know things. While "Orca" looks like a fun movie, I wouldn't be able to let go or get past the idea of it knowing gas is flammable (and how to light it) or knowing which pipes carry it.

NUKE THE WHALES!

God,how I hate whales!

BONKERS!!!! That show fucking ROCKED! :P

Anyways....

OI! BOB! What's with ditching the festive pumpkin faces to go back to the standard faces?

Anyways....

Gotta say, I think this might be the first MovieBob video that actually made me want to watch the movie in question. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy all the videos, but this is the first one where I found myself wanting to see it...mainly just to see if it's as bad as the Piranha movies.

But then again, those have always been billed as "trying to be bad", haven't they? So I guess it wouldn't be fair to compare.

Also, I'm no marine biologist, but I'm pretty sure that killer whales don't roar.

Talk about a killer whale.

"I'm Free Willy! B#$%^h!"

I would like the record to show that I totally fucking called it

Since Orca was partially filmed just a few minutes from my hometown, it is my duty to correct one slight error. Newfoundland is not pronounced "New Finland" the often repeated mnemonic device is - Understand Newfoundland.

Unfortunately, I was not old enough to attend the premičre, but apparently a good time was had by all as locals picked their houses and themselves out of the crowd.

canadamus_prime:
So a "horror" movie has shots of whales swimming majestically to melodic mood music? ...what?

The 70s! Not quite as stupid and pointless as the 80s, but still damn close! :P

Oh, and Bob, please send us all that image of the Orca Punisher. I... I fell in love with that...

Killer Whale = Giant Dolphin.

Dolphin = Douchebags of the sea.

Orca = Giant douchebag of the sea.

War Penguin:

canadamus_prime:
So a "horror" movie has shots of whales swimming majestically to melodic mood music? ...what?

The 70s! Not quite as stupid and pointless as the 80s, but still damn close! :P

Oh, and Bob, please send us all that image of the Orca Punisher. I... I fell in love with that...

Yeah, but still melodic mood music in a horror film??? Surely even in the 70's they knew what "horror" meant. Unless of course the director had a traumatic experience involving soothing mood music. ...and whales.

canadamus_prime:

War Penguin:

canadamus_prime:
So a "horror" movie has shots of whales swimming majestically to melodic mood music? ...what?

The 70s! Not quite as stupid and pointless as the 80s, but still damn close! :P

Oh, and Bob, please send us all that image of the Orca Punisher. I... I fell in love with that...

Yeah, but still melodic mood music in a horror film??? Surely even in the 70's they knew what "horror" meant. Unless of course the director had a traumatic experience involving soothing mood music. ...and whales.

That's the 70s way of lulling you into a false sense of security.

Again, no quite as stupid and pointless as the 80s, but still damn close.

I remember watching the 'miscarriage' scene as a young lad when they showed the movie on network TV one time (this was back in the early '80s, when it was deemed okay to show such a scene on primetime TV). It certainly freaked me out, and I assume I stopped watching it, since I don't remember the rest of the movie. Way to jog my memory of that scene, Bob! *laughs*

MovieBob, you've made my day again. Not only with a bare mention of a movie I have seen already, but a full episode on a movie I've enjoyed. If even I meet you in real life I owe you an alcoholic beverage of your choice and a hug. Thank you so much.

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