Awesomely Bad Movies


#21

I heartily second Skyline. It’s horrible, but it’s the kind of horrible where you can see a way better movie peeking out.


#22

If you’re interested, there’s a great podcast – “How Did This Get Made” – that covers bad movies. Some of them are amazing, esp. the episode on the Punisher movie.

As for the list, add 90% of Nick Cage’s work.


#23

Which Punisher movie? I actually liked the one with Thomas Jane a great deal.


#24

The second one, Punisher: War Journal. It’s a crazy, crazy movie, and one I enjoyed a lot in fact. (Best part is how they set up some of the second-tier bad guys to be these supposedly amazing parkour assholes, and the first time they meet The Punisher he pulls out a ROCKET LAUNCHER and kills two of them in like three seconds.)

The How Did This Get Made? on it is fantastic, and a slightly different format from their usual shows: Paul Scheer, along with guest host Patton Oswalt (a huge fan of the movie) interview the director, an Eastern European woman who’s name escapes me at the moment. It’s a very bitter and cynical discussion on the nature of the film business and an incredible insight into how movies get made. She pulls no punches.


#25

One of my absolute favorites as well. I enjoyed it so deeply that a friend of mine bought me an Andy Sidaris 12 film box set. None of the others really measure up, though. I suppose Troll 2 should be here somewhere as well. Though an entire documentary was made on how bad/great a movie that was.


#26

Commando is secretly Arnold’s greatest, most quotable movie. That movie changed my life.


#27

Well, the very real problem with Mega Python vs Gatoroid is the name of the movie. They buried the lede.

It should have been called Tiffany vs Debbie Gibson.

-Tom

#28

All the commercials on Syfy played up the girlfight angle moreso than the CG monsters. Still, I think they missed an opportunity by not having them play exaggerated versions of themselves instead of a scientist and a park ranger or whatever.

Besides, MegaShark versus Giant Octopus was better.


#29

Revenge Of The Cheerleaders is truly awful, and stars a very young David Hasselhoff to boot. Honestly it’s not “campy” bad, it’s just terrible and disturbing in ways that I never thought a movie could disturb me.


#30

I agreed with you up until they found themselves standing just the two of them in the swamp and they had the following exchange:

“I think we’re alone now.”
“There doesn’t seem to be anyone around.”


#31

What?! I LOVED that!


#32

Last weekend, my girlfriend and I watched “Starcrash” and “Battle Beyond the Stars” on Netflix Instant. Those were truly classics . . . or something!


#33

Battle Beyond The Stars is in no way a bad movie. It’s a clever updating of The Seven Samurai into space opera, with a funny script by John Sayles and some pretty-good for the time (and fantastic by Roger Corman standards) special-effects. It’s breezy and fun and doesn’t take itself too seriously.


#34

Battle Beyond the Stars is TOTALLY a bad movie. I LOVED it as a kid, but watched it recently and it was PAINFUL.

While I’m at it, I’d like to submit The Pirate Movie as well. ;)


#35

Dudes, Sybil Danning is a Space Valkrie in Battle Beyond The Stars. I don’t think you know what “bad” means.


#36

Well yes, THAT was nice, but as a movie overall? Crap.


#37

I did too…re-read the quote. I thought Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus was the better movie, UP UNTIL that point. :-)


#38

Oh, my bad. :)


#39

What’s pointless nudity, Do you mean male nudity?


#40

The prize, for me, goes to Showdown in Little Tokyo.

Brandon Lee and Dolph Lundgren in a buddy cop movie with villain Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and damsel in distress Tia Carrere? Where do I sign up?

Don’t forget amazing quotes like, “When we get done, we’re going to go eat fish off those naked chicks.” and “'If we die, I just want you to know, you have the biggest dick I’ve seen on a man”