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Film / Borderlands (2024)

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"Legend has it that there is this massive treasure hidden in some secret vault. And if you go hunting for it, you better take any help you can get. Because it's on the weirdest, most dangerous, dumpster fire of a world in the universe."

Borderlands is a 2024 sci-fi action comedy film based upon the video game series created by Gearbox Software. It is co-written and directed by Eli Rothnote  and stars Cate Blanchett, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Ariana Greenblatt, Édgar Ramírez, Florian Munteanu, Gina Gershon, and Jamie Lee Curtis.

The film follows the siren outlaw Lilith (Blanchett), as she travels to the infamous world of Pandora to retrieve the missing daughter of the C.E.O. of the Atlas megacorporation (Ramirez), only to find herself and a rag-tag group of misfits pulled into a quest for the elusive Vault and the fortune within. The film will premiere on August 9, 2024.

Previews: Trailer

Ain't no tropes for the wicked…

  • Adaptation Amalgamation: The story losely follows the plot of the first game but features characters and scenarios from later games, most notably featuring Tiny Tina and Kreig from Borderlands 2 as part of the main cast.
  • Advertising by Association: The trailer boasts that the film is from the producer of the Spider-Man films, Venom, and Uncharted.
  • And Starring: The trailer gives the “and” credit to Jamie Lee Curtis.
  • Death World: Pandora is as much a living hell as it is in the games. In the trailer, Lilith describes it as the weirdest, most dangerous dumpster fire of a world in the universe, accompanied by shots of bandits, a man on fire, and a skag being caught by one of the various flying beasties from the game.
  • Multiple Gunshot Death: Subverted. At one point in the trailer, poor Claptrap is shot up by a room full of bad guys, but by the end of the trailer, he’s fine and expelling the bullets like poop.
  • Repurposed Pop Song: The song “Do Ya” by Electric Light Orchestra serves as the backdrop for the trailer.
  • Toilet Humor: The trailer ends on a scene of Claptrap expelling the bullets he was just shot with… through what would be his butt.

Alternative Title(s): Borderlands