We live in strange times my friend. A trailer for the movie Bad Ass just hit the internet. Danny Trejo, Charles S. Dutton, and Ron Perlman are all in it. Bad Ass is based on the “Epic Beard Man” video from 2010. If you are unfamiliar with the video it shows two men having an argument on a bus that ends with the older of the two unleashing a furious beat down. Because of his white beard and “I am a Mother Fucker” t-shirt the internet dubbed him Epic Beard Man. Danny Trejo’s character is obviously based on him. Check out the video below.
Hysterical right? Well much like the amazing “Shark Pool” this isn’t a real movie. An April release date. A production company named “Amber Lamps” which is another part of the Epic Beard Man meme. Despite the fact this movie would become a cult classic if it was real; I have to say this is just a trailer made for laughs. Part of me is very glad it isn’t real though. The real story of the Epic Beard man is at times sympathetic and at times vile. I’d feel strange seeing a version of him portrayed as a hero to the people considering how racially tense the real story is.
For the record, I'd still pay to see a full length Shark Pool.