Really bad films you really like

Command_doh

LE
Book Reviewer
#1
Just looking at that other thread about hating popular films. It mad me think about crappy and/or embarrassing films I secretly enjoy but wouldn't admit to readily. Admittedly a lot of them are 'vintage' efforts from my youth, but there you go. I would still watch them now anyway.

Getting it going;

Over the Top
Karate Kid (Old skool)
Goonies
Dune
Cobra
Commando
Hawk the Slayer
Casualties of War
Short Circuit
Masters of the Universe
Ghost Rider
Cyborg
Arena
Screamers
Biggles

Apart from the lame effort from Nicholas Cage (like so much of his work) above, I can't think of too many modern ones. Were the old shit films better than the new shit films?
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#3
Waterworld - Kevin Costner's finest hour :) the gill-breathing FREAK
I've always loved it not least because of mad Dennis Hopper and his crew of Smokers ( especially the quad mount 50 cal....YEEEEEHAH!)


Critics hated it - oi, wadda they know :woot:
 
#6
Bravo Two Zero... The contact drills were utterly shiteee and I find that film really insults the rag heads how they're running away and firing from the hip
 
#7
Steven Seagal is the ******* ish. There's none of the baddie having a sniff of winning tosh, they just get the shit kicked out of them by a chubby yoga geezer with no messing about.
 
#8
The Karate Kid is a brilliant film! How can you say it's really bad?

Anyways:-

Armageddon - it's bollocks, it's all bollocks, it's full of inaccuracies and technical bollocks, the acting is terrible etc. But it's just a brilliant film to watch.

The Star Trek Films - they're all shite, apart from Wrath of Khan, but I still get a kick out of watching them.

Starship Troopers - I think this one might not count because they were deliberately trying to make it seem bad or a bit shlocky but it's one of my all time favourite films, it's a brilliant watch. Funny too.
 
#9
Steven Seagal is the ******* ish. There's none of the baddie having a sniff of winning tosh, they just get the shit kicked out of them by a chubby yoga geezer with no messing about.
Glimmer Man is a guilty pleasure (so is four weddings and a funeral - except for the bits with some floppy haired wooden toff that stammers a lot)
 
#11
'Night of the Lepus' - rabbits the size of bison terrorise a small town in the USA.
At times laugh out loud funny (though i suspect my sense of humour is off kilter).
Worth a look if bored purely for the weirdness aspect.
- also features Capt kirk's Doctor pal ... going after giant killer rabbits with a straight face.
 

Command_doh

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
The Karate Kid is a brilliant film! How can you say it's really bad?
It's not bad, just really, really cheesy.

This montage is one of the best from the 80's

You're The Best Music Video - YouTube

And on the subject of NOT shit shit films, Starship Troopers is fantastic!

On Deadly Ground, on the other hand, is a shit and un-watchable film.
 
#15
"heavens gate" it bombed and the critics crucified it, I found it alright myself,
they say it was panned because the yanks were uncomfortable with the truth of it.
 
#16
Glimmer Man is a guilty pleasure (so is four weddings and a funeral - except for the bits with some floppy haired wooden toff that stammers a lot)
I'm watched Shadow Man last night, the DVD box has the following strapline, 'Either You're With Him... Or You're Dead.'
I like to imagine that they're what Sarah Palin has on in the background when she's cleaning her guns, er, naked.
 

Command_doh

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
Just thought of a couple of others.

The human centipede - load of old bollocks really, but fascinating to watch near the end. Better than its porn - parody namesake, which is a rarity.

Kingdom of the Spiders - Shatner at his terrible best!

Roadhouse - I was expecting a zen warrior 'hard man who kills with regret' kind of thing but it descends into a killing spree at the end :)
 
#18
As do I, but the inaccuracies in the film you could spend all night
Are there really any decent movies about the SAS, though? Or movies that are accurate about what they do now? Cos it seems that all the knowledge is based around the stuff written in the 90s by McNab and co and even Ultimate Force (made by Chris Ryan) just stuck with that. It's got to be a different organisation now.

There's an opportunity to be had with a decent SAS style flick in the modern day.
 

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