Today I’m starting up something a little different, and I’m curious as to how it will turn out but here’s to experimentation. Back in high school, I began to realize that English class was essentially an exercise in Bullshit disguised as academia. Essentially if you could write well enough and justify every claim you make in some way or another you can really pull an “effective” piece of writing from your ass. I made use of this in AP Literature class, which I earned an A in without having ever read a single book that we were assigned.
In any case, I thought I might see how my bullshitting ability has held up over the years and challenge myself to take a terrible movie and write a convincing review which praises it as one of the best movies of all time and justifies that claim. So, without further ado, here’s how this segment is going to work.
I am going to take suggestions from all of you readers on an ongoing basis for films that were genuinely horrible. I will pick one of those films every week and make every effort to write a legitimately and overwhelmingly positive review of that movie. It doesn’t matter if it’s Plan 9 From Outer Space or Gigli or (shudder) Transformers 2, I consider no challenge to great. It may pain me greatly, but hopefully it will be worth it in the end
Like I said above, what I need from you all right now is suggestions for terrible movies to review. Leave your pick(s) in the comment section and I’ll do my best to accept your challenges.
Finally, stay tuned for my upcoming set of posts on movie remakes in American Cinema. I will separate the topic into sections for Action/Sci-fi, Drama, Musical/Comedy, Horror, and Foreign to Domestic Remakes. Each section will include 7 featured sets of films with comparisons of overall quality and financial success, as well as a list down below of other remakes in that genre you might not even realize are remakes. Stay Tuned…