Well, MoviePilot's Head of Community, Kat Bacon recently had a trend going on MoviePilot regarding "My #FirstMovieMemory". I didn't get in on this just yet cause I was trying to figure out a way to start another trend regarding bad movies or movies that the general population thinks are bad but I might actually enjoy watching. But sure enough, Kat beat me to it and started another trend:
Which is an acronym for "So Bad It's Good". Well, it looks like I didn't get to be the trend-setter here but I'm still going to have fun with it. I'm going to write a list of movies that I've seen released between the years 2010-2014. This was an era where my movie bias has become more mature and rational...in a minute that sentence is probably going to be shot down by my list of movies that are fun and entertaining to me but others may not enjoy so much.
But, before I begin, I will explain my method of choosing these movies specifically for the article, I simply used RottenTomatoes ratings to cherry-pick these seven movies and I will be including said ratings next to the titles. I will also clarify that ratings typically don't mean anything to me, but it was just a way for me to get my ducks in a row.
Let's get started:
The Expendables (2010)
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%
Clash of the Titans (2010)
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%
Cowboys and Aliens (2011)
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%
John Carter (2012)
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
- Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%
Explaining My Reasoning
What are my reasons for liking these movies? Well, to be honest, I can't really point out what makes these movies so likable to me beyond the fact that they were just so much fun. They're great popcorn flicks that provide an awesome spectacle. I love movies like Christopher Nolan's which usually have this really mind-bending twists to them and provoke a lot of meaningful thought.
But despite how awesome that might be, sometimes I need a little breather of just turn-your-mind-off kind of fun. I liken to a meal. I love a home-cooked meal prepared by my wife, Emily (who is an amazing cook); but there are days where sometimes we all need a little fast-food you know? I mean, it's not a good idea to always be making midnight-runs to Taco Bell for Fourthmeal, but every now and then it's a treat.
It's the same thing with these movies, they're not the kind of films I could watch all the time as I'm sure I'd lose my mind, but every now and then I need a little mindless fun filled with over-the-top action, campy acting, and visual astonishment.
Learn to have fun, don't become so uptight that you don't know how to enjoy something for what it is; because that's the secret to movie-watching, you have to know what you are walking into when going to see a movie.
But just relax and enjoy the campy movies reserved for lazy days when your brain has been fried from work and life and you just need some time to yourself with no obligations or responsibilities.
After all, they're just doing what movies do: entertain.