You can say a lot of bad things about the internet. It’s used for bullying, and criminal activities ranging from extortion to trafficking. It’s a series of tubes that are depressingly efficient for spreading lies and hate. It also most likely got the man who will be the end of the world as we know it elected.
But a few good things have also come out of the internet. Crowdfunding, humanitarian campaigns, funny cat videos, and the possibility to report uncensored stories straight out of war zones. It has also created millions of jobs (including mine). And thanks to the internet, I recently discovered the amazing movie gem that is Korkusuz.
Also known as “Turkish Rambo”, Korkusuz tells the story of a Turkish commando who must infiltrate and capture a group of terrorists living in the mountains. Judging by the above clip, there isn’t much capturing going on, though. With the help of his rocket launcher, star actor Serdar Kebapçilar, who is apparently playing himself as “Serdar”, pretty much annihilates everyone and everything. And what an amazing rocket launcher it is! Despite the fact that the projectile never even once leaves the launcher straight, it somehow manages to hit the target. The rocket launcher is a single projectile weapon without any magazine, but lucky for our hero Serdar, those sloppy terrorist left a lot of spare ammunition laying around.
Apparently, the good folks of the Turkish movie industry have made their own “interpretations” of a lot of block busters. Turist Ömer Uzay Yolu’nda (Star Trek),
Kara simsek (Rocky), and Süpermen Dönüyor (Superman), just to name a few.
I realize that my previous movie tip wasn’t a raging success. But if you need to escape from all the jolly this Christmas, just search the internet for your favorite movie with the word “Turkish” in front of it. You will find something entertaining. If you find the 6 minute teaser of Korkusuz particularly interesting, there’s a dubbed English version available. The DVD version is pretty much impossible to track down, but if you’re desperate you can always seek help from the more shady parts of the internet.