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Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam'in oglu

Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam'in oglu (2006) Movie Poster
Turkey  •    •  110m  •    •  Directed by: Kartal Tibet.  •  Starring: Cüneyt Arkin, Haldun Boysan, Berda Ceyhan, Veysel Diker, Mehmet Ali Erbil, Ali Erkazan, Dana Flynn, Aysen Gruda, Egemen Gunes, Bayazit Gülercan, Burak Hakki, Ismail Incekara, Burcu Kara.  •  Music by: Garo Mafyan.
     A family of Turks try to adapt to life in a new solar system.


Image from: Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam
Image from: Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam
Image from: Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam
Image from: Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam
I tried to watch this film, I really did - I happened to be at someone's home and their young nephew had brought this movie to keep himself entertained. In goes the DVD, and there upon the TV screen I see Mehmet Ali Erbil prancing around in all his glory. The movie banks heavily on Mr. Erbil's "irresistible" charm - To say that the filmmakers overestimated Erbil's abilities is the understatement of the decade.

Basically, the film is a campy 'remake' of Dünyayi Kurtaran Adam (AKA: "Turkish Star Wars"; Semi-literal translation "The Man Who Saved the World" ) that retains none of the original film's crude charm. This movie is just so poorly constructed it isn't even as unintentionally funny as the original - There is simply no way to excuse the people behind this film for being so lazy and crass.

However, I don't think it deserves to be in the Bottom 100 - It's a trashy movie, there is no sense in debating that point, but there are many other titles more deserving of such an 'honor' both within and outside of the world of Turkish cinema. Seriously, some of the sleazy movies that come on late at night make this movie look like a Shakespearean classic on film.

This is type of film that will act as late night filler for years to come in Turkey, but it's hardly the worst thing out there. I do not recommend this movie to anyone other than rabid Mehmet Ali Erbil fans and people who have their heart set on seeing what all the fuss is about.

Review by Kate_or_Keje from the Internet Movie Database.