Do You Enjoy Watching Bad Movies?
I think I may have asked this question a long while back, but since I’ve been watching several bad movies lately I thought it was prudent to ask the question again. There are a lot of bad movies out there, and there are a lot of articles out there lambasting those same movies. Many of them appear to obviously have been a bad movie before the writer ever decided to watch the movie, so the question becomes “Why did you watch the movie if you knew it was going to be bad?” I can’t answer that question for everybody else, but for myself, it’s because I still enjoy watching them. Even a movie that I wasn’t really looking forward to going into, the Host, I still greatly enjoyed watching it because when those awful moments in the movie showed up, it made me laugh harder than some of the best comedies around. Besides superheroes and sci-fi, there are also plenty of horror movies out there that are atrocious and plenty of sites that are devoted to watching these low budget, occasionally good, but often just plain bad movies.
So my question to you is actually twofold. One is the simple title question “Do you enjoy watching bad movies?” and feel free to qualify that any way you want to. Which brings me to my other point. What is the difference between an enjoyably bad movie, and a movie that you just plain don’t enjoy watching? For me, I think the worst sin a bad movie can make is being boring. And while I can’t think of a specific example, I also don’t like being made uncomfortable. And I don’t mean sitting in a hard chair during a long movie type of uncomfortable, I mean the sex talk with your parents type of uncomfortable. Another movie I watched recently was Summer’s Moon (or Summer’s Blood depending on something or other). It’s a weird little horror/thriller starring Ashley Green made around the same time as the first Twilight movie. It starts off as a hostage/torture movie, where Green gets captured by the smooth talking guy at the bar and put in his “garden” in the basement. But there’s also a weird uncomfortable incestuous relationship thread where the guy’s mother starts getting hot and bothered while listening to the guy and Green going at in in his bedroom. And when he finds out that she’s his half-sister, he continues the sexual relationship with her. Combined with the fact that it’s not a great movie at all, just made me wish I wasn’t watching the movie. Oh, and one more quick question to wrap things up, what is your favorite bad movie to watch, and your least favorite bad movie that you never want to see again? Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.