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.