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Movies that are so bad they are good....

  • 07-06-2019 10:53am
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,123 ✭✭✭ TheIrishGrover


    Don't know what put this into my head just now.

    Some time ago my sister called me. Her son was a huge Firefly fan and she was getting him Serenity on DVD. Conversation went like this:

    Sister:"It's here for a tenner but with the movie "Stealth" in a package for 12. Which should I go for?"
    Me: "Go for the one with Stealth. 100%"
    Sister: "Oh, is that good?"
    Me: "Oh God no. It's GARBAGE! He'll love it!"

    So what's the first "So bad it's good" movie that pops into your head.

    Boards doesn't like simply lists threads so maybe explain why this turd rates so highly :)

    I'll start with Stealth.

    For me, a SBIG movie has to have some characteristics:
    • Awful dialogue that you can finish before they do ("What's it doing?". "Downloading songs off the Internet for it's mission". "What songs?". Altogether now: "ALL of them")
    • One dimensional "characters" who serve ONE purpose: Be hot - Male. Be hot - Female. Die - Hot minority. Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel ...... Jamie Foxx.
    • More than one montage. Many movies have a montage but the more montages a movie has the higher the SBIG rating.
    • Nu-metal soundtrack
    • Edit: One last thing: Has to be played TOTALLY straight. No nudge nudge wink wink. Isn't this stupid fun? These movies must think they are masterpieces

    So whaddya think? What pops into your heads? (I predict a lot of Bayhem coming......)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,500 ✭✭✭ Sabre0001


    Think The Room would be one of the more (if not the most) renowned SBIG movie

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,511 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    Hawk The Slayer. Think Game Of Thrones on a zero budget and hero who looks like Chris De Burgh.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭ .......


    Flash Gordon.

    So bad its a cult classic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,500 ✭✭✭ Sabre0001


    Fatal Deviation would be an Irish SBIG flick. A touch too long though. And Boyzone's Mikey Graham is in it :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 826 ✭✭✭ El Duda


    Wish Upon


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,422 ✭✭✭ valoren


    The Room is the epitome of this trope. It's meant to be a serious film with dramatic elements but it is so inept that it becomes a legitimately hilarious movie in complete contrast to the original intentions.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    I love a Steven Seagal movie.

    A couple of them are actually good (Under Seige, On Deadly Ground), but almost all the rest fall firmly into the guilty pleasure category.

    I also rewatched the recent Baywatch movie. I know it's truly awful, but I really enjoyed it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,803 ✭✭✭ xieann


    "Zoolander" with Ben Stiller

    "Death becomes her" with Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis

    "Bubble Bath Time Machine" can't think of correct name


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,057 ✭✭✭ .......


    My personal favourite of SBIG is Con Air.

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,246 ✭✭✭ judeboy101


    Hell comes to frogtown


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,933 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer


    For me, the holy trinity of so bad they're good movies are The Room, Sharknado and For Your Height Only. I've seen all 3 multiple times and they only get better with repeat viewings.

    Other classics for me would be Leprechaun 4: In Space, Gingerdead Man, Hard Ticket to Hawaii and Miami Connection. Probably forgetting a dozen classics but they are the ones that spring to mind as perfect SBIG movies.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,758 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    xieann wrote: »
    "Zoolander" with Ben Stiller

    "Death becomes her" with Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis

    "Bubble Bath Time Machine" can't think of correct name


    Hot Tub Time Machine.

    Zoolander and Death becomes her are entertaining movies, but I don't think it's because they're so bad they're good, it's because that's just how the movies are written and directed. I enjoyed the stupidity of Hot Tub Time Machine too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,455 ✭✭✭✭ El_Duderino 09


    Redtails. About the black airmen ww2. Flew escorts fighter plane. Entire black cast apart from a few white commanding officers and bomber plane crews. So bad it's brilliant.

    Tremors with Kevin Bacon deserves a mention in this thread.


  • Registered Users Posts: 670 ✭✭✭ redmgar


    pain and gain starring Wahlberg and the rock


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,419 ✭✭✭ evil_seed


    Drive Angry


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,471 ✭✭✭ facehugger99


    I liked 'The Box' even though it's quite clearly awful.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,775 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    To keep it within the subset of films that were made in earnest, and not in some post-modern winking to the audience (so basically, ignoring Sharknado and its ilk)...

    The David Lynch version of Dune is ostensibly terrible; it's intangible, baggy and not a particularly great adaptation ... but I love it all the same. It's a glorious fever dream aesthetically, a universe so singular and unique it's hard not to forgive it just for being so surreal.

    I also maintain a small (small!) candle lit for John Woo's early US films; Broken Arrow and Face/Off are madcap and stupid, in all the right ways. Mission Impossible 2 was just stupid, but those other two films got the mixture jusssst right.

    Then there's a big bucket of films who are too numerous to mention, but they're either those shameless Star Wars knock offs from the 70/80s (Krull! Battle Beyond the Stars!), or else a Creature Feature. I grew up watching every monster movie I could and it was a happy, rainy Sunday if 20 Millions Miles to Earth was on the TV :D:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 488 ✭✭ B_ecke_r


    Waterworld gets a lot of stick but I love it

    Deep Blue Sea
    Lake Placid
    XXX
    Last Action Hero
    Demolition Man


  • Registered Users Posts: 318 ✭✭ galwayllm


    Darkman - 1990 Liam Neeson (this is so utterly sh*t it's impossible to turn it off, I laughed at this one)
    But you can say almost all his work is sh*t.

    Sniper 4


  • Registered Users Posts: 318 ✭✭ galwayllm


    redmgar wrote: »
    pain and gain starring Wahlberg and the rock

    This is a good flick, funny!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 31,990 ✭✭✭✭ o1s1n


    pixelburp wrote: »
    The David Lynch version of Dune is ostensibly terrible; it's intangible, baggy and not a particularly great adaptation ... but I love it all the same. It's a glorious fever dream aesthetically, a universe so singular and unique it's hard not to forgive it just for being so surreal.

    I absolutely love that film and I'm a massive Frank Herbert fan. When you view it as being a work by David Lynch and don't expect it to make much sense narratively then it all comes together. :D

    Have you watched the fan recut Dune Redux by Spicediver? It's definitely worth a watch.

    I've a special place in my heart for 80s and 90s action films as it's all I ever watched as a kid.

    Things like Hard Target, True Lies, Demolition Man - we thought we were great watching 18s films but on reflection, they might be gory but they have everything imaginable to appeal to an adolescent.

    I always wonder who some of those movies were actually made for. Last Action Hero is a great example, it has all the makings of an 'adult' action movie but then is blended with a kids moving to create something odd.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,740 ✭✭✭ AidoEirE


    Redtails. About the black airmen ww2. Flew escorts fighter plane. Entire black cast apart from a few white commanding officers and bomber plane crews. So bad it's brilliant.

    Tremors with Kevin Bacon deserves a mention in this thread.

    Are you mad, Tremors is the pinnacle of movie masterpieces


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,366 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu


    ....... wrote: »
    My personal favourite of SBIG is Con Air.

    ConAir is a great film though - it's cheesy and deliberately over the top, but that's not the same as bad. They knew exactly what they were doing (see also The Rock and Face/Off)

    My SBIG nominations:

    Ed Wood's cross-dressing "documentary" Glen or Glenda; his more famous "worst movie of all time" Plan 9 from Outer Space is boring after about 10 minutes though

    and more recently Congo starring Tim Curry and the least realistic gorilla in film history.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,455 ✭✭✭✭ El_Duderino 09


    AidoEirE wrote: »
    Are you mad, Tremors is the pinnacle of movie masterpieces

    "That means we're stuck. That pisses me off!"

    Classic line.

    https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/7aa35c23-2737-408f-b4a3-821498b5a235


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,366 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu


    galwayllm wrote: »
    Darkman - 1990 Liam Neeson (this is so utterly sh*t it's impossible to turn it off, I laughed at this one)
    But you can say almost all his work is sh*t.

    Sniper 4

    Darkman was made by Sam Raimi of Evil Dead fame, it's deliberately hokey.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,775 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Yeah, Tremors doesn't belong on this thread, it's a legitimately great B-Movie: Tight pacing; efficient story; likeable, memorable characters; effective monsters; and some fantastic FX that still hold up. Can't speak to the bajillion direct-to-video sequels, but that original movie was a good example of taking an old genre (the 1950s monster movie), and applying to to a modern setting - WITHOUT going all meta and ironic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,323 ✭✭✭ griffin100


    Starship Troopers



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,758 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    There's quite a few movies that don't belong on this thread, a misunderstanding of the purposeful tone of some movies I suppose.

    edit: Starship Troopers just posted, that movie is exactly as intended, over the top satire.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,775 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    o1s1n wrote: »
    I absolutely love that film and I'm a massive Frank Herbert fan. When you view it as being a work by David Lynch and don't expect it to make much sense narratively then it all comes together. :D

    Have you watched the fan recut Dune Redux by Spicediver? It's definitely worth a watch.

    I have never even heard of that, so must go searching. Thanks! Yeah, it's definitely more David Lynch than anything else and is a good example of taking a ... non-traditionalist eye to a well worn setting like the Space Opera.
    o1s1n wrote: »
    I've a special place in my heart for 80s and 90s action films as it's all I ever watched as a kid.

    Things like Hard Target, True Lies, Demolition Man - we thought we were great watching 18s films but on reflection, they might be gory but they have everything imaginable to appeal to an adolescent.

    I always wonder who some of those movies were actually made for. Last Action Hero is a great example, it has all the makings of an 'adult' action movie but then is blended with a kids moving to create something odd.

    Demolition Man feels like a film that has latterly got a lot of retroactive praise for its satirical element. You'll come across a lot of blogs, essays and the like highlighting its smarts beneath the cheesy 90s action.

    Last Action Hero was a famous trainwreck, it was butchered, rewritten, chopped & changed during production and is a storied tale of Hollywood excess run amok. Worth reading into.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 318 ✭✭ galwayllm


    loyatemu wrote: »
    Darkman was made by Sam Raimi of Evil Dead fame, it's deliberately hokey.


    still pure tripe!
    Yet I could not turn it off...


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