ArtLung, blog of Joe Crawford [January 2008]

Finest Bad Movie Review Ever 2008 Mar 26

Really, an exegesis of the concept of a bad movie. Joe Queenan’s review of “The Hottie and the Nottie” entitled: From hell from UK’s The Guardian:

This brings me to my major point. To qualify as one of the worst films of all time, several strict requirements must be met. For starters, a truly awful movie must have started out with some expectation of not being awful. That is why making a horrific, cheapo motion picture that stars Hilton or Jessica Simpson is not really much of an accomplishment. Did anyone seriously expect a film called The Hottie and The Nottie not to suck? Two, an authentically bad movie has to be famous; it can’t simply be an obscure student film about a boy who eats live rodents to impress dead girls. Three, the film cannot be a deliberate attempt to make the worst movie ever, as this is cheating.

He names the worst film ever. I won’t spoil it for you.

Joe Crawford blogged this at 7:55am in 2008 in March. The 26th was a Wednesday. You are reading this 11 years later. Make a public comment. There are 3 comments Tweet. Direct message. Send email. It has hashtags→ .

Comments: 3

Joe Queenan is my favorite writer. I’ve read a few of his books. Brutally funny.

I hated the Deer Hunter to the point of anger. Heavens Gate ruined Michael Cimino’s career.

@MAS – he’s a fave of mine from when he was writing for Spy Magazine.

@Sassy – Deer Hunter was at one time mystifyingly well-reviewed as a seminal Vietnam picture. I agree, not a good movie. I would love to hear your review of Deer Hunter though!!!

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