Thought of the Day: So Bad It’s Good


People need to stop saying this:

“I hoped it would be so bad it was good.  But it was just bad.”

First off, the whole ‘so bad it’s good’ thing is fairly overplayed.  Yeah, I get it, you enjoy watching poorly made movies because they can be funny and/or make for good drinking games.  Hell, the brilliant MST3K is built on this formula, so I can appreciate the notion.  It’s not a totally irredeemable pastime, spending your time watching bad movies for the camp value.

But that only makes sense when it’s an established shitty movie.  There are rows upon rows (or, rather web page upon web page now that everyone uses Netflix) of shitty movies that have been certified as “So Bad It’s Good” classics.  Watch one of those.

Don’t waste $10 to go to a movie in theaters that you already know looks bad and then complain that the movie was bad.  That doesn’t make you a discerning movie nerd.  It just makes you a sucker.


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