Quote Of The Week:
"I'll be out back. I'm going to find a tree to chop down." - Walt Bishop, MOONRISE KINGDOM
Thursday, 26 February 2015
So Bad They’re Good: Five Of Cinema’s Most Loveable Turkeys
Some bad films—when they’re really bad—are like car crashes. You fear to look, yet you cannot turn away. You know it’s wrong, when they offend almost every cinematic sensibility, but still you watch. Because somewhere between bad and ridiculously bad, there’s a line in the sand. Nobody likes poor cinema but when the films are so hilariously terrible that conventional criticism becomes futile and minor details like a credible plot feel like nit picking, something magical, if counter-intuitive happens: they become so bad… they’re good. It’s a dubious honour of course, but this categorisation, which has become a sort of subgenre, can breathe new life into films that would have otherwise struggled to make it to the bargain bin at your local petrol station. In fact, many of the films that have attained this status now inspire genuine affection and cult admiration. But the aforementioned genre can be a tricky category through which to navigate. Seeking out the films that are ‘so bad they’re good’ can mean wading through a lot of cinematic shit. So to help you out, I've compiled a list of five truly terrible films that will make you howl with joy. Best watched when indulging in a few drinks at your mate’s house — you know, just to take the edge off.