Thursday, January 5, 2012

Evolution of Cinema

I confess: I have a healthy and not-so-secret obsession with media that would, by today's standards, be considered terrible.  In fact, I love them.  My  hobby throughout undergrad was to find and share crappy film and/or crappy youtube clips from crappy film with my friends (who would, predictably enough, cringe and declare inhumane treatment).  Where others cringe, I laugh, clap, and celebrate life.

It's not merely the extreme campiness and poor dialogue that I enjoy -- it's the fact that they've taken campiness and poor dialogue to a new level of funny (in the world of humor, the line between good humor and good unintentional humor is extremely fine yet are separated by an entire chasm in that poor execution ruins the former but makes shine the latter).  Shockingly, I've never seen an episode of Mystery Science Theater; but from what I've heard, I'm sure I would fit in with it quite nicely?  Maybe?

In any case, today's gem of a bad movie comes from the Turkish rendition of Star Wars (Warning: 10 of the longest minutes of your life; over-the-top violence; gratuitous copyright infringement)



I've seen this many years ago; my friend just recently resent it to me as a grim reminder of how far we've gone as a civilization.  This one, I think, gets unfairly rated higher on my list because it's a foreign copyright of a US movie -- all foreign rip-offs of popular film fall in the so-bad-it's-good category.  There are many, legitimate US movies that try to take themselves seriously to some degree only to end up so-bad-it's-good (I'll cover some of these in the future as well; additionally, it need not be limited to movies, as there are plenty of video games across all platforms to choose from as well).

In other brief news, Bachmann and Gingrich are out of the race, and Gingrich allegedly has Romney targeted in some sort of scorched-earth attack in the future.  One can only hope.

17 comments:

  1. Oh man that movie looks so horrible is just might be a win. I love the sound effects! Gets me pumped. Hopefully we can all look out for a sequel.

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  2. Count me into the cringing crowd, that is just horrible, a few seconds is enough. :p

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  3. Stuff like this doesn't make me cringe, it actually can be intriguing to see what people are willing to put together and call a movie. Now, what really makes me cringe are those "reality" shows with the insufferable drama teen girls get into and how my entire family can actually enjoy watching it... I always have to change the channel on that. I'd watch a movie like this over any of those shows any day of the week.

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  4. I don't understand how you could like these movies. It's so weird!

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  5. this is quite interesting. ahaha, good blog =)

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  6. Good riddance for both of them, thank all that is holy... which is not much by my standards :D. But anyway yes, I like Turkish parodies. Try watching G.O.R.A. it's actually a good paridy of a science fiiction flick: www.imdb.com/title/tt0384116/

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  7. My eyes!!!! I don't want them anymore!!

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  8. lol i like the fight, roll kick roll kick ..ancient martial art O.o

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  9. That movie was so funny, special effects created by a toaster? :P

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  10. I love silly movies and tv shows too! Theres so much depth to there stupidness!

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  11. ahahahahaahahahaha can't unsee!
    remembered me of old japanese tokusatsu series

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  12. Haha that was great. Cannot unsee. Following.

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  13. Love the blog man! will have to keep track of this one!!

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  14. Nice fight scenes. Like your blog, man.+following

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  15. Meh. Go watch Die you Zombie Bastard... That is a awful.

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  16. Totally agree dude - Watch Stargate, Leon The Profession, Total Recall, or GATTACA. Those are some EPIC movies!

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