Monday, 3 July 2017

So Bad It's Good

Because we had absolutely nothing better to do, Jess came over for the weekend again. Actually she's still here and is one of the few reasons that my sanity has been held together over the past few days. Well, because we really had nothing better to do, we decided to watch some old movies from the 80s and 90s. You know the kind, so bad that they're good. All in all we've watched the Super Mario Bros film, the RoboCop trilogy, and Demolition Man. We also have plans to watch Conan the Barbarian and the original Teenage Mutant Turtles movies (fuck you Michael Bay!). Given that we also marathoned the shitty Batman movies last week, we've seen a lot of bad movies that are good from an entertainment standpoint.

This is the true face of evil
Now it is worth noting that not all of these are bad. RoboCop 1 is an excellent film. From an entertainment standpoint though, RoboCop 2 is the more entertaining movie. It's less dark, there's more cliche shit, and it's just overall more fun. RC3 though? That's just bad. We watched it just to watch it.

Demolition Man presents a grim look at 20 years in the future (for us - for them it was about 30-40 years). It shows a bleak future in which SJWs run the world and everyone is really shit at everything. Except the badasses from the 20th century.

Super Mario Bros is easily one of the best worst movies ever. Me and Jess were laughing our asses off for the entire thing. Everything was so ridiculously good and funny. Even as a fan of the Mario Bros games I had a lot of fun.

I'm pretty sure that only people who were around at the time would enjoy them as much as I did. If I showed them to someone young nowadays they might not get what makes them such campy pieces of awesomeness. But I'll still remember them for the good times.

Here's to you, shitty 90s movies!


  1. I'm trying to wrap my head around the fact that they actually made a TRILOGY of the Robo-Cop movies.
    On the other hand, I think of all those 'Jaws' movies.

  2. Oh, speaking of Batman...have you seen the Adam West 'Batman' movie? So unbelievably bad, it's good. On the other hand, it KNEW it was campy dreck, whereas George Clooney's Batman didn't.

  3. Shit, I completely forgot about the Mario Bros movie! It's not even on my backlog yet. Well, one more onto the pile!

  4. sounds like a good weekend!

  5. Oh, the Super Mario Bros movie. I know it well. Way too well. My wife, to this day, still always refers to John Leguizamo only as "Luigi."

  6. I don't think I realized there was a Robocop 3. Of course, the only reason I realized there was a Robocop 2 is because it was filmed in my home town while I was in high school and some of my friends were extras in it.

    Timeless stuff, I'm sure!


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