Bad Movies You Liked

JeffB

Adventurer
I liked all 3 of the Conan movies.

I enjoy John Carter (despite the massive deviation from the way Carter as a character, and Barsoom as a culture is written by ERB). My biggest pet peeve is the fact that the greens of Barsoom have forward facing eyes..WTF?

To put it mildly, I'm not a fan of Prequel or Disney Star Wars. I did not go see "Solo" in the theatres because I took reviews and my growing disgust for the other Disney films to heart. But I enjoyed Solo on Netflix. It's horrible as a film about Han Solo, but it's a fun Star Wars romp.

I like Clash/Wrath of the Titans (Wrath, moreso than Clash)

Love the Percy Jackson series.

Bakshi's LOTR is fantastic. I love the Orc animation. Love it.

For that matter, I enjoyed the animated Hobbit.

Narnia series? Yep.

Maleficent. Fun take on the character.

Solomon Kane. Super fun.
 

Richards

Adventurer
I enjoy John Carter (despite the massive deviation from the way Carter as a character, and Barsoom as a culture is written by ERB). My biggest pet peeve is the fact that the greens of Barsoom have forward facing eyes..WTF?
Nope, those things you mentioned made me hate the movie, not only because I couldn't get past the horrible changes they'd made but also because by making a crappy, high-budget Barsoom movie they made it unlikely a good Barsoom movie will ever get made. (I still think the only chance to get an accurate Barsoom movie made will be via Pixar or a similar animation company. And this time, let's not just put the green Barsoomians' eyes on the side where they belong but can we keep also them 15 feet tall?)

Johnathan
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
Nope, those things you mentioned made me hate the movie, not only because I couldn't get past the horrible changes they'd made but also because by making a crappy, high-budget Barsoom movie they made it unlikely a good Barsoom movie will ever get made. (I still think the only chance to get an accurate Barsoom movie made will be via Pixar or a similar animation company. And this time, let's not just put the green Barsoomians' eyes on the side where they belong but can we keep also them 15 feet tall?)

Johnathan
Dejah Thoris not being "clothed only in jewels" was a rather large disappointment ;)
 

cbwjm

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You sir,are one of the few that I've come across to say that.
I literally just wathed Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters last night, those are fun movies to watch and I read that there is a series being talked about. I've now bought the books so I'm going to read through those.
 

JeffB

Adventurer
You sir,are one of the few that I've come across to say that.
Took my Son when he was younger to see them in the theatre and now my little girl and wife like them too when they are on TV. Greek mythology based adventures my family can enjoy.. What's not to love?
 

Imaculata

Adventurer
Narnia is awful. When I was still studying, some of the people from the studio responsible for the effects came to give a lecture at my school, and they shared some funny stories about the production. They told us how the director at a whim just wanted more CGI tossed in, even when it seemed completely redundant. The most blatant example being celebration scene with the random mermaids leaping in front of the camera. They asked the director if the mermaids were really needed, but they were told to 'just do it'.

It took a lot of work getting the big battle to look right. It involved so many CGI creatures, and it didn't seem the director had put much thought into how it should all look. They explained how CGI looks best when used in moderation, and when combined with practical effects. But what they got to work with was just an empty field with one child actor, and they were asked to turn that empty field into a massive battle. That simply doesn't work, no matter how talented the studio is. They kept being told, more creatures! Make it bigger!
 

trappedslider

Explorer
I literally just wathed Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters last night, those are fun movies to watch and I read that there is a series being talked about. I've now bought the books so I'm going to read through those.
Took my Son when he was younger to see them in the theatre and now my little girl and wife like them too when they are on TV. Greek mythology based adventures my family can enjoy.. What's not to love?
I felt that they were a disservice to the books. The musical however is held in high esteem since it got more in line with the books.
 
I saw a film some months ago starring Ron Eldard of ER "fame" called Higher Power that fits the thread. I try to avoid B-movie science fiction as the effects tend to be wonky, with worse acting. But this one was surprisingly enjoyable, if very B-movieish.
 

DrunkonDuty

Adventurer
Tromeo and Juliet. A Troma studios take on the Shakespeare classic.

Plan 9 From Outer Space.

And tonight I'm going to see if blackspoitation classic Cleopatra Jones has stood the test of time. (it probably hasn't.)


edit: yeah, it's bad. But enjoyable.
 
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Raunalyn

Adventurer
I watched Mandy the other night. It's a Nicholas Cage movie with a somewhat subdued Nick. Oh, he's still Nick Cage and has a few Nick Cage moments (the scream of "You ripped my favorite shIIIRRT!!! You ripped my favorite shIIIIRRT!!!" comes to mind), but for the most part he's watchable.

The movie was weird, but in a very good way. Very surreal and atmospheric. One of the things I enjoyed was the fact that the landscape of the movie reflects his emotional state as the movie progresses. It begins in the pristine forests of the Shadow Mountains, and then proceeds to become more and more hell like as he seeks revenge.

I was surprised I liked the movie as much as I did. It is definitely a B movie, but quite enjoyable
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
... but also because by making a crappy, high-budget Barsoom movie they made it unlikely a good Barsoom movie will ever get made.
By "good" you seem to mean "precisely adhering to the books". A strict retelling of the Barsoom stories would fall flat due to its overweening and overburdened "great white savior" and "noble savage" issues. Not to mention that the black martians, who are the ultimate villains of the works, have the same racism issues that D&D drow have... largely because it looks like the drow are cribbed from the black martians.

(I still think the only chance to get an accurate Barsoom movie made will be via Pixar or a similar animation company. And this time, let's not just put the green Barsoomians' eyes on the side where they belong but can we keep also them 15 feet tall?)
Have you not considered the very real constraints to movie-making behind those changes?

Do, you want green martians that won't fit into a cinematic frame with their human-sized counterparts, and with eyes such that they cannot effectively express emotions - or even sight-lines - to a human audience? Because that's what you are describing.
 

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