I’m sure this has been done before, but of course it can’t hurt to re-hash this from time to time.
What are some movies that were panned by critics and/or tanked at the box office that you actually liked?
Captain Ron. Not Kurt Russell’s best work, and by all accounts it’s a somewhat boring comedy that’s not terribly funny. BUT, I empathize with the characters and vicariously enjoy myself as they tool around in the Caribbean. It’s upbeat and fun, and I always catch myself smiling at the end.
Joe Versus the Volcano. No, I’m not one of those JVtV cultists out there who finds unfathomable depth and meaning in its script. But I always thought it had some hilarious lines (“I’m not arguing that with you!” “You have a brain cloud.” “I have no response to that.”) and a fun plot. I mean, here’s this hypochondriac shlub in a boring job who [SPOILERS AHEAD] gets conned into going off to some deserted tropical island in Polynesia to die and winds up finding hope and love. Can you relate?
Scooby-Doo. What can I say? The live actors totally captured the spirit of the animated characters, especially Shaggy and Velma. The plot was kind of stupid, but all of us who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s watching Scooby-Doo have to admit that, in retrospect, the cartoon was pretty stupid, too. Which is why I think the campy plot was appropriate. That, and the movie has one of the funniest bits of dialogue ever.
SHAGGY (to GIRL): So, like, what’s your name?
GIRL: Mary Jane.
SHAGGY: :eek: That’s, like, my favorite name!
So, what are some of your favorite bad movies? C’mon, don’t be ashamed!