Sep 1, 2012

Monthly Movie Recap - August 2012

Not a whole lot going on on the movie front in August. As always, clicking on a linked movie title will bring you to Amazon where you can buy it (or anything else) and drop a couple coins in my pocket.

Troll 2 (1990)
I've heard a lot about this one over the years and how it's legendary in its badness. It's all true and more! People some times say a bad movie is like a car wreck, you can't look away. Troll 2 is more like a multi-car highway pileup...on train tracks! It does just about everything wrong but it is sooo good to watch. I can't explain it.

Cool: The level of bad is awesomely epic
Lame: The level of bad is awesomely epic
Rating: 7/10, incredibly fun to watch

Best Worst Movie (2009)
This is what finally pushed me to get around to seeing Troll 2. This documentary, directed by the child star of Troll 2, shows just how devoted a cult following this movie has gotten over the years.

Cool: It's great to see the love people have for this film and the stars (mostly) embracing their part in it
Lame: The actress that played the mom seems to have taken the train to loopyville
Rating: 7.5/10, essential viewing after Troll 2

Boogeyman (2012)
Another in the long line of SyFy Original movies I put myself through. I'm a bit torn on this one. On one hand, a lot of aspects elevate this above what's expected from SyFy Originals. On the other hand, I didn't feel there was enough time dedicated to the monster's origin. It's dumped out in the final 20 minutes where I would rather have had it be more of a running investigated mystery.

Cool: Interesting take using a Biblical monster
Lame: It's not clear through most of the movie why the monster is doing what it does
Rating: 5.5/10

The Land That Time Forgot (1975)
Hi, I'm Doug McClure, you may recognize me from such Simpsons characters as Troy McClure. This is a pretty fun Lost World type movie even if the effects are only a little better than Land of the Lost.

Cool: Dinosaurs; For all you Star Wars fans, Declan Mulholland, the guy who originally played Jabba in the Ep 4 deleted scene has a small role
Lame: The cavemen are kinda odd looking in the way they're made up
Rating: 6/10

Month Total

Year To-Date Total
74 New, 10 Rewatch

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