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Re: Movies That Should Have Been Bad But Were Awesome
« Reply #40 on: 25 Jul 2020, 23:04 »
That norwegian movie Trollhunter surprised me. I read about it many times and I always thought it sounded so stupid. "Looking for trolls in the norwegian wilderness" but it had a good rating so eventually I watched it and man I was blown away. Such an awesome movie. Found footage movies are not for everyone I know but I can really recommend it. Just try to endure the usual 45 minutes of "nothing happens" :-D

I had exactly the same experience with that movie. What an awesome film!!!

And the "nothing happening" parts are very watchable because the characters and world-building are so interesting, especially the troll-hunter himself, and the whole power station storyline.

These are hilarious in-jokes to the Norwegian and perhaps the Scandinavian audience, due to the very real debate about building those power lines through a National Park. I'm always pleasantly surprised to see that this movie apparantly works quite well for an international audience.

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Re: Movies That Should Have Been Bad But Were Awesome
« Reply #41 on: 25 Jul 2020, 23:08 »
These are hilarious in-jokes to the Norwegian and perhaps the Scandinavian audience, due to the very real debate about building those power lines through a National Park.

I did get that the power-lines story was connected to some real-life news because the film-makers cut in clips of news and documentary footage concerning it, if I remember correctly.

But thanks for clearing up exactly what the issue was.

Re: Movies That Should Have Been Bad But Were Awesome
« Reply #42 on: 25 Jul 2020, 23:12 »
Mandle wrote in the other thread:
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But I just can't make it more than 20 minutes into this movie before the dead faces of the main puppet characters drive me up the wall.

Puppet shows where the characters only have their body language to express their feelings are fine for 15 minutes, but not for me for a full length movie.

So with that as criteria, Meet the Feebles should be horrible. But boy is it funny! (laugh) The not-muppets cheat on each other, have Vietnam war flashbacks, produce porn in the basement and do every depraved thing you can think of and a few you didn't.

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Re: Movies That Should Have Been Bad But Were Awesome
« Reply #43 on: 26 Jul 2020, 13:33 »
Ummmmm... this is a hard one...

It's borderline... but...

Ready Or Not

Just finished watching this thing and it was a complete mess, but I fell in love with it at some point.

I knew that almost every rule of film-making had been broken, but I still loved it even while hating it a lot of the time...

I think that might have been the goal. I did laugh a LOT!

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Also, I think they wanted to create a female version of Ash from the Evil Dead series... and they did alright...

Re: Movies That Should Have Been Bad But Were Awesome
« Reply #44 on: 26 Jul 2020, 18:49 »

Yesterday I saw P2, labeked as the worst horror movie of the last two decades.



For what I can say it's not worse than many other movie about the same theme. It have enough suspense and gore to be enjoyable.

...And as I always thought serial killers loves Elvis Presley!  (laugh)

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Re: Movies That Should Have Been Bad But Were Awesome
« Reply #45 on: 15 Aug 2020, 09:26 »
After channel hopping, the other night, in a bid to find
viewing that didn't bore me to death, I happened upon
IT CAME FROM THE DESERT on Horror.

Might as well give it a go I thought. I was in a bit of
a gloomy mood, with everything that's going on, and you
know what, by the time it finished I had a big grin on my
face and felt in a much better frame of mind.

I wouldn't really class it as horror, because the way it was
done was actually quite amusing.

Also, I wouldn't say it was awesome, but it hit the right
note shall we say.
« Last Edit: 15 Aug 2020, 16:22 by BarbWire »

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Re: Movies That Should Have Been Bad But Were Awesome
« Reply #46 on: 15 Aug 2020, 17:11 »
Toy Story 4

When I heard they were doing a new movie beyond the complete story arc that 1,2, and 3 achieved pretty much flawlessly, I thought "OMG is Pixar just going for a cash-grab with no respect for the very same movie that started their legacy of "amazing animation meets excellent story-telling"?

Honestly, I racked my brain for months trying to figure out what possible new story could be worth telling beyond the perfect story arc of the first 3 movies.

I couldn't come up with a single thing. And then I watched the movie, expecting it to be horrible.

BUT, "oh ye of little faith", I said to myself after watching it.

There WAS a continuation of the story worth telling and they told it masterfully.

Never doubt Pixar. I'm looking forward to part 5!!!

Re: Movies That Should Have Been Bad But Were Awesome
« Reply #47 on: 15 Aug 2020, 17:28 »
Yeah 4 was great. I I have to admit I had a little dust in my eye at the end of 3...holding hands as they slide into the fire? 8-0 :~( :~(

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Re: Movies That Should Have Been Bad But Were Awesome
« Reply #48 on: 17 Aug 2020, 05:47 »
A Ghost Story

I was among the majority of people who looked at the concept of this movie and shook their head and laughed.

A ghost that is literally a guy in a sheet with two holes in it.

But I heard so much about it I watched it. I was expecting some arty crap that was "deep" and "profound" and all those other words a lot of people use but actually mean "incomprehensible" and "has no story".

But this movie BLEW ME AWAY!!!

And, while watching it, I realized why they went with the sheet costume. It's so important during the movie that we don't see the expression on the face of the ghost. It wouldn't have worked with an actor just doing an expressionless face the whole time. That would make us think the ghost doesn't feel emotions. Also, the sheet costume has no mouth. It's important that the ghost never speaks. But an actor just keeping their mouth closed wouldn't have worked. We would think that the ghost just has nothing to say.

A shapeless dark cloud wouldn't have worked. A transparent person wouldn't have worked. I'd imagine they went through every possible solution to these problems and then somebody said (probably as a joke) "How about we just use a sheet with two holes?" and a second later everyone realized it was the one way the movie could work.

I love it in movies where they take a concept as far as they can. In a lot of movies you wonder "But what about this?" or "What would happen if...". And A Ghost Story goes to all those extreme places.

I have recommended this movie to tons of friends and nobody ever watched it. They all saw the cover with the sheet-ghost on it and thought the same as I did at first.

Don't be fooled. It's a fantastic film!
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Re: Movies That Should Have Been Bad But Were Awesome
« Reply #49 on: 17 Aug 2020, 05:52 »
I have to admit I had a little dust in my eye at the end of 3...holding hands as they slide into the fire? 8-0 :~( :~(

That's how good Pixar is. In any other "kid's" film I never feel that the characters are in any real danger. The adult part of my brain just tells me "It's a kid's film. They'll be fine." but Toy Story 3 was so good it turned off the adult part of my brain and I was legit thinking "Oh my God! Are they really gonna end it like this?!"

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Re: Movies That Should Have Been Bad But Were Awesome
« Reply #50 on: 24 Aug 2020, 14:21 »
Shock Treatment

Promoted as the "sequel" or at least the follow-up to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and what the hell were they gonna do? Were they going to have the aliens come back and check back in on how Brad and Janet were faring? Were Brad and Janet going to follow the aliens to their home world by doing the time warp again?

NOPE! They just made a completely different movie!

And.... it is AMAZING!!!

And, everyone hated it because it wasn't anything like Rocky Horror.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is my most watched movie of all time. I have literally seen it hundreds of times. There is a reason why, but I won't go into that here.

And I can still watch it over and over and enjoy it.

And tonight, for the first time ever, I watched "Shock Treatment". I have always avoided it as I thought it would just be inferior.

But I loved it! It was truly a movie ahead of its time with its predictions of where mental health care was headed and the craze of celebrity-addiction via reality television.

The songs are awesome. Much more American-rock style than Rocky Horror was, but very enjoyable. It was awesome to see the Rocky Horror gang (in part) back together in different roles, with the amazingly talented additions of Rik Mayall and Barry Humphries.

The long tracking shots are incredible and really give the movie a theater-production feel, and the use of bold color and stark settings reminded me of Giallo films like "Suspiria" at times.

I felt like many movies and artists may have been inspired by this movie: David Byrne's "True Stories" comes to mind, as well as "Rubber", "Brain Candy", and even "Little Shop Of Horrors".

The campiness of Rocky Horror is fully intact, and there were moments when I laughed a LOT from the over-the-top performances and lines of dialog.

The titular song and the finale song are both incredible. I'm gonna go watch both of those again now.

(Also, the song about battling with your inner voice "twin" that is trying to bring you down and make you feel worthless is very affecting.)
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Re: Movies That Should Have Been Bad But Were Awesome
« Reply #51 on: 16 Sep 2020, 13:45 »
Shock Treatment

Promoted as the "sequel" or at least the follow-up to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and what the hell were they gonna do? Were they going to have the aliens come back and check back in on how Brad and Janet were faring? Were Brad and Janet going to follow the aliens to their home world by doing the time warp again?

NOPE! They just made a completely different movie!

And.... it is AMAZING!!!

And, everyone hated it because it wasn't anything like Rocky Horror.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is my most watched movie of all time. I have literally seen it hundreds of times. There is a reason why, but I won't go into that here.

And I can still watch it over and over and enjoy it.

And tonight, for the first time ever, I watched "Shock Treatment". I have always avoided it as I thought it would just be inferior.

But I loved it! It was truly a movie ahead of its time with its predictions of where mental health care was headed and the craze of celebrity-addiction via reality television.

The songs are awesome. Much more American-rock style than Rocky Horror was, but very enjoyable. It was awesome to see the Rocky Horror gang (in part) back together in different roles, with the amazingly talented additions of Rik Mayall and Barry Humphries.

The long tracking shots are incredible and really give the movie a theater-production feel, and the use of bold color and stark settings reminded me of Giallo films like "Suspiria" at times.

I felt like many movies and artists may have been inspired by this movie: David Byrne's "True Stories" comes to mind, as well as "Rubber", "Brain Candy", and even "Little Shop Of Horrors".

The campiness of Rocky Horror is fully intact, and there were moments when I laughed a LOT from the over-the-top performances and lines of dialog.

The titular song and the finale song are both incredible. I'm gonna go watch both of those again now.

(Also, the song about battling with your inner voice "twin" that is trying to bring you down and make you feel worthless is very affecting.)

Really? It is actually good?

I spent two years as a foreign student in Paris. I became a regular at the Studio Galande, a small theatre that played Rocky Horror Picture Show every friday night with amateur performers in the room. It was incredible, one of the craziest things I did in my younger years. 20 years ago already, I wonder if they still do it.

Now I definitely have to see Shock Treatment!

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Re: Movies That Should Have Been Bad But Were Awesome
« Reply #52 on: 16 Sep 2020, 15:52 »
Really? It is actually good?

I spent two years as a foreign student in Paris. I became a regular at the Studio Galande, a small theatre that played Rocky Horror Picture Show every friday night with amateur performers in the room. It was incredible, one of the craziest things I did in my younger years. 20 years ago already, I wonder if they still do it.

Now I definitely have to see Shock Treatment!

It's amazing... And there is a bit of context to its production in that there was a strike in Hollywood at the time that prevented them from filming any outside locations around their fictional town of "Denton" as they had planned... But I think that would have detracted from the movie actually and was a happy accident.

It gains so much from the claustrophobic feel of just being set inside a TV studio and the final scene really shows off the final mesaage of the movie all the better because of that limitation.

Re: Movies That Should Have Been Bad But Were Awesome
« Reply #53 on: 17 Sep 2020, 00:06 »


It's amazing... And there is a bit of context to its production in that there was a strike in Hollywood at the time that prevented them from filming any outside locations around their fictional town of "Denton" as they had planned... But I think that would have detracted from the movie actually and was a happy accident.

It gains so much from the claustrophobic feel of just being set inside a TV studio and the final scene really shows off the final mesaage of the movie all the better because of that limitation.

Funny actually when I saw trailers and photographs from Schock Treamtent I always thought it had a Maniac Mansion vibe!