Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Adult DVD Reviews | Video Game Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
DVD Talk
DVD Reviews DVD Talk Headlines HD Reviews


Add to My Yahoo! - RSS 2.0 - RSS 2.0 - DVD Talk Podcast RSS -


Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-14-12, 11:55 AM   #1
Jules Winfield
DVD Talk Legend
 
Jules Winfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: wandering the earth like Caine in the Kung-Fu
Posts: 19,926
Defend a bad movie

It's so easy to hate a bad movie. I'm sure most people who post in a movie forum love movies and when we see a bad one, some of us tend to pile every insult on the movie. "Fuck this shit." "Aids is better than watching this." "I hope the movie gets raped and gets Aids and then I hope someone shits over this piece of shit."

It is much more difficult to point out the good things in something bad though. I'm pretty sure there's something good in at least every movie. So, pick a movie that's bad and list three things that are good about it. Try not to pick a movie that you love that everyone else hates, pick a movie that YOU think is bad. I'm curious to see the results.

I pick Vampires Suck. Well, I like that the makers seem to hold the Twilight movies in disdain like I do. Secondly, the main girl is kinda cute. Third, well, shit. This is hard. It looks like a somewhat well shot movie.

Your turn.
__________________
The critics are raving about the return of Jules!!
"Go fuck yourself!"- Bandoman
"And maybe Jules should have just stayed away?"-d2cheer
"...you judgmental prick."-Abob Teff
"Oh, great...another crazy cat lady around here."-Mikael79
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 12:02 PM   #2
Holydoc
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 100
Re: Defend a bad movie

Ok, I pick "Cabin in the Woods".
1) I liked the fact that they attempted (although failed) to put a twist on the horror genre
2) I liked that I saw many cheap imitations of monsters from other films that reminded me what a good horror movie has in it
3) I liked the fact that my wife and I were the only ones who were dumb enough to buy a ticket for this movie and thus could act like kids again making rude comments at the screen in the theatre without disturbing everyone around us.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 12:08 PM   #3
RocShemp
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 30,434
Re: Defend a bad movie

Oh I can tell Holydoc is gonna be real popular around these parts.
__________________
So there's simultaneously a super secret team of giant robots and a super secret team of technologically enhanced super soldiers, and neither team knows about the other? The governments in these movies must be far more effective than our actual government. Well, damn it, I want some realism and mature adult themes in my giant robot and super soldier movies! - Suprmallet
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 12:09 PM   #4
jeffkjoe
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 3,193
Re: Defend a bad movie

I'll defend

The Cable Guy

I thought it's got 3 great scenes:

1) The basketball game featuring Carrey's "assist" from Jack Black
2) The karaoke party with Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love"

3) The Jim Carrey line: "And a THX sound system that would make George Lucas cream in his pants!"
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 12:14 PM   #5
SkullOrchard
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: West Central Georgia
Posts: 3,088
Re: Defend a bad movie

The Lonely Lady (1983)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085863/

Best "raped with a water hose by Ray Liotta" scene EVER.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 12:19 PM   #6
Groucho
Moderator
 
Groucho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 66,513
Re: Defend a bad movie

Hugo. Say what you like about it, but at least it exposed people to the works of Méliès.
__________________
Xbox Live: Runner Groucho
PSN: RunnerGroucho

"The Borg is a species" -- Tracer Bullet (Citation)
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 12:19 PM   #7
Dan
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: More drinks, more fun!
Posts: 7,830
Re: Defend a bad movie

Okay, I'll play.

I just watched Pulse (2006) last night. It was a horrible mess.
That said, I liked:
1. Kristen Bell.
2. It was framed at 2.35:1.
3. The scene where a girl jumps from a very high place and splats on the ground.
__________________
"Only YOU can start forest fires," says Smokey the Bear in his new ad campaign to entice kids to play outside for one god-damn minute - VectorBelly
XBL GamerTag: SomethingMore
PSN: Apple_Berry
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 12:25 PM   #8
Apple Gooncha
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 623
Re: Defend a bad movie

Don't be Afraid of the Dark (remake)

1. I love Guy Pearce, and could essentially watch him in anything.
2. It did have a certain creepy vibe, I thought.
3. The child actress in it was pretty good.
4. Katie Holmes was tolerable.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 12:30 PM   #9
Rockmjd23
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: MA
Posts: 17,843
Re: Defend a bad movie

Creepshow 2 (1987)

Reasons:
1. Thanks for the ride, lady
2. Kid feeling up girl while she's being devoured by murderous oil slick
3. Thanks for the ride, lady
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 12:37 PM   #10
raven56706
DVD Talk Legend
 
raven56706's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Back in the Good Ole USA
Posts: 19,219
Re: Defend a bad movie

Accepted
1) Funny
2) Hot Chicks
3) Pretty funny plot line.
__________________
There is a master key and a spare key for the office. Dwight has them both. When I asked, "what if you die, Dwight? How will we get into the office?" He said, "if I'm dead, you guys have been dead for weeks."
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 12:38 PM   #11
raven56706
DVD Talk Legend
 
raven56706's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Back in the Good Ole USA
Posts: 19,219
Re: Defend a bad movie

The Wizard
1. Video Games
2. Fred Savage
3. And the best live ever “The Power Glove…. Its so bad”
__________________
There is a master key and a spare key for the office. Dwight has them both. When I asked, "what if you die, Dwight? How will we get into the office?" He said, "if I'm dead, you guys have been dead for weeks."
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 12:46 PM   #12
inri222
DVD Talk Legend
 
inri222's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 14,837
Re: Defend a bad movie



1. A masterpiece, trust me.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 12:46 PM   #13
Larry C.
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Larry C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Let's Go Heat!
Posts: 7,279
Re: Defend a bad movie

Ok I'll play.

Avatar

Nope sorry game over.
__________________
Miami Heat Fan since 1987.
Lets Go HEAT!!!
Miami Heat 2006 NBA Champions!
Miami Heat 2012 NBA Champions!!
Miami Heat 2013 NBA Champions!!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 12:52 PM   #14
wishbone
DVD Talk Legend
 
wishbone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 15,840
Re: Defend a bad movie

Quote:
Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Hugo. Say what you like about it, but at least it exposed people to the works of Méliès.
I forgot about the last episode of From Earth to the Moon until I saw parts of it shown in the documentary on the recent A Trip to the Moon combo release.
__________________
"Wishbone is spelled with an E not a 3..... *Be gone*" - Minor Threat
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 01:10 PM   #15
TheySentYou
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 864
Re: Defend a bad movie

Slackers (with Devon Sawa and Jason Schwartzman)

it's funny as hell and beyond quotable. despite overly-forgiving and outlandish characters, it's not a bad teen movie.

Sex Drive

excellent cinematography from Tim Orr (David Gordon Green's cinematographer who has a lot of Terrence Malick worship obviously). laugh-out-loud funny. and Seth Green as an Amish man.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 01:15 PM   #16
wishbone
DVD Talk Legend
 
wishbone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 15,840
Re: Defend a bad movie

The Bandohurt Locker might be flawed but I think it has some redeeming qualities.
__________________
"Wishbone is spelled with an E not a 3..... *Be gone*" - Minor Threat
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 01:20 PM   #17
Shannon Nutt
DVD Talk Legend
 
Shannon Nutt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 12,132
Re: Defend a bad movie

SHOWGIRLS

Naked chicks galore
Sleezy Agent Dale Cooper
Paul Verhoeven campiness
__________________
http://www.highdefdigest.com/author/shannon-t-nutt.html
XBox Live Gamertag: PittsburghNutt
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 02:08 PM   #18
Mabuse
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 5,935
Re: Defend a bad movie

Step Brothers:

When all is said and done it's a shitty movie, but it absolutely MUST be seen for:
1. Did you touch my drums?
2. All the job interviews
3. The fucking Catalina Wine Mixer!
4. 80's Billy Joel cover band "We're a tribute to '80s Joel, sir."
5. Marry Steenburgen looks hotter in this than anything I've ever seen her in--Maximum MILF
6. What's your favorite non-pornograhic magazine to masturbate to? Better Home and Garden
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 02:29 PM   #19
Meglos
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Meglos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 5,408
Re: Defend a bad movie

Superman III

1. Annette O'Toole
2. "I ask you to kill Superman, and you're telling me you couldn't even do that one, simple thing"
3. Evil Drunk Superman vs Good Super Clark Kent scene.
__________________
Cordially,

Future Dwight

"Why don't you give me Ape Tit for two hundred." - Turd Ferguson
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 02:30 PM   #20
wishbone
DVD Talk Legend
 
wishbone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 15,840
Re: Defend a bad movie

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mabuse View Post
4. 80's Billy Joel cover band "We're a tribute to '80s Joel, sir."


Salty language advisement.
__________________
"Wishbone is spelled with an E not a 3..... *Be gone*" - Minor Threat
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 02:33 PM   #21
MLBFan24
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,541
Re: Defend a bad movie

Speed 2 - my favorite bad movie


1. Cruise plot - cruises are actually great vacations..haha
2. Soundtrack is quality. Mark Mancina (also credited with the Bad Boys soundtrack) did a great job with the score.

yea, I only have two points.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 02:41 PM   #22
Yeti4623
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 901
Re: Defend a bad movie

The Friday the 13th remake. It's not brilliant, but it grows on you.

It takes the formula of the first four movies, and adds better directing, acting and pacing.

It has, arguability, the best interpretation of Jason in the entire series.

It's so well made for what it is, overall, that it's probably one of the top three most purely entertaining movies of the series.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 02:43 PM   #23
Meglos
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Meglos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 5,408
Re: Defend a bad movie

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yeti4623 View Post
The Friday the 13th remake. It's not brilliant, but it grows on you.

It takes the formula of the first four movies, and adds better directing, acting and pacing.

It has, arguability, the best interpretation of Jason in the entire series.

It's so well made for what it is, overall, that it's probably one of the top three most purely entertaining movies of the series.
Also: Perfect nipple placement.
__________________
Cordially,

Future Dwight

"Why don't you give me Ape Tit for two hundred." - Turd Ferguson
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 03:04 PM   #24
andy434343
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 1,090
Re: Defend a bad movie

Quote:
Originally Posted by Meglos View Post
Also: Perfect nipple placement.
And stupendous tits
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-12, 04:19 PM   #25
Dr. DVD
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Posts: 20,018
Re: Defend a bad movie

Van Helsing

-Good production values
-Fast paced
-Appeals to the kid in you that grew up watching old monster movies, if you were that kind of kid
-Doesn't actually start to fall apart until the third act, at least IMO.

Terminator:Salvation
-Again, looks really good
-Finally gives us a Terminator movie set entirely during the war with the machines.
__________________
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." -Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:41 PM.

Rules - DVD Talk - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.