I get really nervous sometimes when people send me stuff with a comment like “Howdy, I did a Terminator / Hungry Like the Wolf parody song and video. Here’s hoping somebody over there needs it in his/her life.” The law of averages suggests that such things will be desperate attention grabs which aren’t likely to be worth my while.
Not so for Jeff Dutton’s mash-up – his Duran Duran impersonation is impressively accurate, his lyrics are sharp and his editing skills are spot-on. And given the timeframe, Duran Duran totally SHOULD have done a song for the original movie – by the time Guns ‘N Roses got on that gravy train it was too late for Simon Le Bon and company.
As to Jeff’s original comment to me: yes, you DO need this in your life. We all do. It enriches us.
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist