Finest Bad Movie Review Ever
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.
March 26, 2008 2:09pm
@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!!!
March 26, 2008 2:00pm
I hated the Deer Hunter to the point of anger. Heavens Gate ruined Michael Cimino’s career.
March 26, 2008 11:11am
Joe Queenan is my favorite writer. I’ve read a few of his books. Brutally funny.