When it comes to movies, I’m pretty split with what I enjoy. It either has to be something really spectacular; a masterpiece, the top 200 of IMDB sort of film. OR, it has to be super awful. Something with such bad effects you laugh your wine out your nose and spend the whole movie picking all the holes in the plot. Either way, this leads to movies I could watch over and over again, introducing friends to something special either way. So I give you, my top 3 awful movies, and my top 3 awfully good movies.
Great Movies Top 3
The casting, the soundtrack, the endlessly quotable lines. This is one that is brought out at least once a year in our house, and never fails to entertain.
I admit, this is one I had to re-watch several times just to get my head around exactly what was going down, but on those days when you just need a good cry, this is the first movie that comes out.
The subliminal frames, the intense action, and the way I first went into this film knowing NOTHING about it (apart from the line “The first rule of fight club is…”). This is a film I never get bored of.
Awful Movies Top 3
It’s Warwick Davis, as a Leprechaun on a killing spree to protect his gold. Later movies take place in space, in Vegas and “In Da Hood”. These warrant a binge watch every Halloween in our house. It’s also the movie debut of Jennifer Aniston…
An eccentric director writes and stars as a man whose life is falling apart from his wife Lisa’s affair with his best friend Mark. Sounds like a tragedy, but the main tragedy with this film is the awful acting, dodgy editing (I mean, there’s a whole scene where the lines are in the wrong order!) and continual exposition from the characters (“O hey, my best friend Mark”). This is hilarious though, and you need to watch this if you get the chance. The Nostalgia Critic has an awesome review on this if you’d like the abridged version.
Global warming causes the avian population to go a bit crazy and off mankind. Directed by James Nguyen, the self-labelled “Master of the Romantic Thriller”, this is really something to behold. If you’ve ever thought about making a movie, this is a lesson in how not to do it in every way. Although it does have a kick-ass song in the soundtrack I had to part money for just to get it out of my head…
(Filmography links and data courtesy of IMDb)