Saturday, February 06, 2016

Cowabunga: More bad movies

I found this article on some more bad movies.  It made me laugh a bit so I thought I'd share.  I have not seen them all, and I'm not so sure I'd want to, but it's funny nonetheless.

I ran into this podcast that is covering Superman and Shazam that I thought I'd share too.   It is called the Superman and Captain Marvel Power Hour.  It could be fun, I haven't listened to it yet.  It might be interesting to see where they go with it.

Here's a link to the cartoon of The Return of Black Adam over at Veoh, if interested. 

I ran across this documentary the other day on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles phenomena.  I'm indifferent to parts of it.  Some of the early comics I like, some of the movies are okay, some of the cartoons are okay, and some of the other parts I don't care much for.   So it all depends, but the documentary, Turtle Power,  is interesting, if you're interested check it out here on YT. 


At 9:19 PM, Blogger Richard Bellush said...

I’ve seen 13 (52%) of those 25 movies. A couple (“Rocky Horror” and “Zardoz”) aimed at camp and achieved it, which raises the question of whether they are so-bad-it’s-good in the usual sense. But there is no arguing “Over the Top” or “Hercules in New York.” Not everyone has the temperament to appreciate the hilarity of such flicks, but those who do are in for a treat.

At 9:42 AM, Blogger El Vox said...

I've not seen quite that many Richard, and I'm not so sure I'd want to. I've not seen Zardoz in a lot time. The last time I saw it, well, it's not the best Sean Connery film, but I didn't think it was totally horrible. I'll admit, Rocky Horror, plays it full on camp. I didn't think Dracula really deserves being on the list, it seems a bit of an outsider, maybe because of the director or budget, but yes, flawed film. Ed Wood? I wonder about that guy. I've never read a biography or anything on him, and I'd think the Johnny Depp film is for sheer entertainment value. I assume he was a bit unconventional, but were his movies made as camp or was he just trying to aim at the teen audience of the day. Perhaps he is the same as James Nguyen, who made Birdemic. Someone that wants to make a movie so bad, but has no budget or backers, he still is driven to get it done. By the way I saw an interview with Nguyen the other day that was fairly interesting, considering his background:

At 9:17 PM, Blogger Roman J. Martel said...

A fun list for sure. I too think "Dracula" doesn't deserve to be on that list. Coppola was going for a very specific feel with that movie and he mostly achieved it.I still think that if you could watch the film as a silent movie with subtitles and Kilar's awesome soundtrack playing the movie would be even better (you'd be spared Keanu's unusual accent).

Oh man "Gymkata" is a good one. I haven't seen that in years, but it is worthy of being on this type of list. I'd also put "Birdemic: Shock and Terror" on there. "The Room" yeah that one's certainly so bad it is good. "Troll 2" is a lot of fun for bad movie fans. And I don't know if you saw Stuckman's review of "Samurai Cop" but that really should be on the list too.

I used to be a bit of a TMNT fan. I had four books worth of the original series. Fun stuff, and a lot darker than the cartoon turned out to be. The first movie was quite a bit of fun too. My friends and I played the RPG, creating our own mutant characters and having adventures against Yakuza. I had a mutant Cheetah that was trained in law enforcement. Fun stuff. Those RPG books had plenty of great story ideas in them.

At 8:21 AM, Blogger El Vox said...

Yes, Dracula is an uneven film, but a lot closer to the book in some ways. I think the film is a bit overlong, and for me, breaks down about midway through. Somewhere around the mark where Dracula starts imbibing in the absinthe and the romance with Mina at least for me anyway. But then it picks back up towards the end. I enjoyed the look and effects of the film too.

Yes, I did see Stuckman's Samurai Cop review. Oh boy. :) I've never seen the actual film, but I could watch it if I find it streaming somewhere. It looked horribly put together, just a total WTF experience. Gymkata I'll have to remember too.

A lot of people put down the TMNT and granted they haven't all been interesting or successful, but I'm sure Eastman and Laird don't fret over it with as much money as they've made off their creation. I can't believe they've last as long as they have in some ways. Back in the late 80s their comics were a big splash and commanded a hefty dollar for the collector that wanted a first issue.


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