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Mockbusters: Way Worse Than The Worst Blockbusters

Age of the Hobbits was ROBBED of an Oscar nomination this year by some soundalike poser, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

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A "mockbuster" is a movie intentionally made to seem so similar to another mass market film that it tricks customers into spending money on it, rather than the mass market version.

"Age of the Hobbits" is a recent entry by production company The Asylum in a long, weird tradition of mockbusters.

It's now going by the title "Clash of the Empires" due to screamingly obvious legal issues.


2009's "Sherlock Holmes" was followed by 2010's "Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes" from The Asylum.

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