Monday, April 19, 2010

Bad Movie Screnning

Some people see a bad movie and feel ripped off. Sure today you put down $10 to see a movie and maybe even $3 more if you want to see it in 3D. But sometimes a bad movie can be so bad that it turns into something of a cult classic, or a movie you and your friends quote because, well, it just sucked so bad. I enjoy seeing some bad movies from time to time and just having a beer and saying what the fuck just happened?! I recently had a bad movie screening with a good friend, you can also read his blog here.

First up we watch a movie I had never head of. I was not aware of The Room a recent movie (2003). The brainchild behind the room is Tommy Wiseau he stars, directs, and wrote the movie. The movie had a brief theatrical run in 2003 but never found its audience until later on. Wiseau is said to be American, but his voice in the movie is best described as "Borat trying to do an impression of Christopher Walken playing a mental patient." The movie is so bad that it was awesome! There was at least 4 sex scenes in the first twenty minutes of the movie alone. The acting and line delivery was so bad that you couldn't help but think that the movie was made to get laughs. There are random times that the main characters will toss around a football, I was told this was because Wiseau wanted everyone to know that this was an American movie, and what is more American then throwing around a football? Overall the movie wasn't unwatchable bad but script is just so bad that its hilarious. Since the movies release it has gained a cult following and still plays at midnight in L.A. Wiseau actually shows up at many of these showing selling dvd's, t-shirts, and soundtracks to the film. Wiseau seems to be aware that his movie had a following even though it may not have been for the reasons he wished. Wiseau said “I'm happy, because I prepared all this stuff, and I wanted people to have a good time...When you see The Room, you can yell, you can scream, you can express yourself — that's the idea.". Here are some clips from The Room:

And the original trailer:

After The Room we started watching a movie which considered to the worst movie ever made, Troll 2. Troll 2 was not as fun to watch because unlike the room the dialogue was not even all that funny and the movie is just plain bad. I would consider it to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen. The effects are horrible, just kids decked out in cheap Halloween costumes. I seriously never thought the movie was released in 1990! I thought it was for sure an early 80's film with all the terrible effects. In fact the movie is so well known as being one of the worst movies ever made that recently they made a documentary called Best Worst Movie, a documentary all about the film Troll 2 and how it has a following and what the actors think when they look back at their time making Troll 2. Check out that trailer here:

Here is what is considered one of the worst line delivers in movie history:

And the original trailer:


slasherflix said...

I did naaaht!! Oh, hi Mark. The Room rules would have been better after Troll 2 and 4 beers down. It was still fun though, im sure I can pull a few more gems out of the archives.

Mummbles said...

yah let me know I am down whenever

Colonel Mortimer said...

The Room is currently # 1 on my Netflix account (I find it funny that I will be getting it after returning Fellini's La Dolce Vita, talk about an odd pairing) and I've heard nothing but legends.

It's actually been playing longer than a year in LA, basically there have been intermitted Saturday midnight screenings at the same theatre on Sunset where it "premiered".

I used to always see the huge billboard Tommy Wisseau took out for the film every morning on my commute to work, it was up for about four years before being replaced.

I guess this movie Birdemic is the next Hot Bad Movie: