Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Shitty Movies vs. Bad Movies
It has been brought to my attention that some of my posts are too long for a blog. I noticed it, too, so here is a short entry to break things up.
I don't like bad movies, but I love shitty movies. But what's the difference?
Shitty movies are movies that are incompetent in some way, shape, or form. Sometimes it's lazy acting, which is occasionally the fault of lazy directing (almost any Nicolas Cage movie after "Leaving Las Vegas"). Sometimes it's poor writing or a lack of plot (any Michael Bay movie). Or post production work (including editing and special effects). But whatever the case may be, shitty movies are still entertaining and/or comedic, although not intentionally. Shitty movies are always far more watchable than bad movies.
Bad movies are movies that are incompetent and unwatchable. There is usually no redeeming feature in a bad movie. You will almost always never watch a bad movie a second time, that is if you can even get through it the first time. All of this is subject to personal opinion of course, as someone's shitty movie may be a bad movie to someone else.
Shitty Movie of the Year 2009: Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (It is incompetent on almost every level, which makes it great, especially if you know Street Fighter!)