Monday, January 18, 2010

Great Moments in Stock Footage: Puppet Master- The Legacy

Hot off the heels of a Full Moon release that was a clip-show disguised as a movie, here is a movie that is almost all a clip-show.  There's a subtle difference there.
The movie's plot is pretty easy to summarize.  A mean lady with a gun tracks down a friend of Andre Toulon's and tries to force information out of him.  This leads to an audio tape of Toulon being played in which he recounts all of the movie's plots- at least, the ones he's alive in.  The narrative gets a bit blurry as one of the other leads speaks on the tape too.  Did they just do a narration duet?
There are some curious choices here though.  A good majority of the film is centered around clips from Puppet Master 3, which take up a good twenty minutes.  Other ones, like Puppet Master 2, get two scenes and then the story moves on.  By the way, random cameo by Sarah Douglas, the queen of bad movie sequels in Part 3!  It also has Richard Lynch and Seinfeld's Mr. Pitt as Nazis!

In addition, if you have not seen these movies, you will be a bit confused by the order chosen.  They begin with Part 7, jump to Part 3, followed by Parts 1, 5, 4, 6 and end with Part 2.  The idea is that it is all in chronological order, mind you, but not in series order.  Maybe you guys should not randomly go back and make prequels...and then prequels to those films!

As a bonus, the movie ends with a twist, as the woman is actually trying to find a way to kill the puppets permanently.  Evidently, she was hired by other puppets...who are not evil.  Only in a Full Moon film.

As a side note, why would you conclude a series with a film that teases more?  It's called 'wrapping it up' for a reason!
Next in the series, Full Moon just says 'screw you' to using one of its stars and uses stock footage.  Good people, The Bands.  Stay tuned...


  1. This is the single greatest buy for any cheap bastard that wants to skip over the mediocre plots and dialogues of the films and cut right to the meat. Otherwise FAIL. FAIL and pocket rape.

  2. Yeah, I can see that. As someone who has not seen any of the other ones, I agree.

    Here's a thought: if you are going to do this, break the 4th wall a bit and have it be hosted by the puppets or something.

    That would accomplish two things: you would not be tricking people with a plot and you could actually promote the movies by showing them IN ORDER.

    It would be silly, but this is Full Moon, the people who are currently making 'Ginger Dead Man 3!'