So, You Want to Hear a Story?
The Borderlands series takes place in 2864 AD, in a galaxy ran by several mega-corporations, including Atlas and Dahl. These companies have been at war with each other to lay claim to the planet of Pandora. It has been said Pandora is home to an alien Vault full of technology and wonder. Atlas was the first to take refuge on the desert-like planet. In reality, they were not equipped to handle the landscape, nor the strange wildlife that roamed the land. In the end, they quickly fled the scene.
Next up to bat, Dahl colonized the planet, pillaging minerals with convict labor and the esteemed scientist Tannis. One day, Tannis found evidence of the Vault but was quickly captured by Atlas’s military forces. Faced with utter defeat, Dahl fled Pandora, leaving trash and their slave labor behind. Now Pandora is full of bandits and the occasional ragtag team of mercenary Vault Hunters aiming to find the mysterious Vault. In the end, the Borderlands series does an excellent job at storytelling, looking at you, Marcus, and grasping the audience’s attention.
Known Cast in the Borderlands
Jamie Lee Curtis, known for her roles in countless films, including Halloween and Freaky Friday, will play Tannis, the beloved scientist. Cate Blanchett, seen in films such as The Lord of the Rings and Thor: Ragnarok, plays the infamous siren, Lilith. Kevin Hart, comedian, and actor, who was most recently in Jumanji: The Next Level, is Roland. Jack Black, known for countless roles, including Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny, is playing the adorably annoying Claptrap. Tiny Tina will be played by Ariana Greenblatt, who was most recently in Love and Monsters. Krieg is played by Florian Munteanu, known for his role in Creed II. And finally, Haley Bennett, from The Magnificant Seven, has been cast in the movie; alas, her role has yet to be released. In summary, the Borderlands movie has a big name cast, full of potential.
The Borderlands franchise has been in my life for over a decade. That being said, I have high expectations for this movie, as I am sure many of you do. There has been a lot of talk about the cast, and I have to admit, I am curious to see how this movie plays out. I do know one thing for sure; Jack Black will make a fantastic Claptrap. In the end, whether the film leads up to expectations or not, I sure hope Munteanu gets to yell out some of my beloved Krieg quotes.