Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Friday Edition

In ""Best Worst Movie": The cult of the truly bad film" Sam Adams posits that there is "a select class of movies so sublimely, ecstatically dreadful that the standard criteria no longer apply." Of course he thinks he's found one in Troll 2:
What distinguishes "Troll 2" and its ignominious ilk from run-of-the-mill failures is the sheer scale of their awfulness, a level of misconception and malexecution so profound that it inspires a perverse kind of awe. Anyone can make crap, but the proverbial horde of monkeys tapping away at their infinite typewriters might well produce "Hamlet" before they came up with this soiled pearl, from the opening of "Plan 9 From Outer Space": "We are all interested in the future, for that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives. And remember, my friends, future events such as these will affect you in the future." You could scour acting classes across the country and never find performances as slack-jawed and zombified as those in "Troll 2."
Salon"Best Worst Movie": The cult of the truly bad film

[Meanwhile, if you had time to see only one mindless blockbuster this weekend, which would it be? "Iron Man 2" or "Robin Hood"?]

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