Comedy, Film

The Bad Movie Challenge  

2 Comments 26 November 2014

I, Maria Dunne, challenge you, the readers of Signal Express, to watch a bad movie.

Go on… try it!

Every year, The Razzies honour the worst cinematic achievements.  The Razzies show the worst of the worst. We cringe at these movies terrible storylines and abhorrent dialogue sequences and yet, there’s something appealing about these really awful movies. Bizarre plotlines, poor concepts and the absolute worst dialogue can make the most horrible film entertaining in a unique way.

Some of the worst films I’ve seen (the following movies are so bad they are actually funny) include:

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Who wouldn’t want to watch a spoof of Doctor Who that includes two pot heads called Bill and Ted? It includes terrible 80s special effects and a Keanu Reeves that actually smiles.

Austenland

Jane Austen meets Nelly’s “Hot in Here”. A movie about a 30 something who is obsessed with Colin Firth’s Mr Darcy going on a trip to England to fulfil her fantasies. This film is riddled with clichés and has a very strange plotline.

Step Up 5: All In

Yes there is a fifth one!

I was dragged to this film by my friends who are huge Step Up fans. The dialogue may have been the worst I have heard in my life, but it was very enjoyable for anyone who loves cheesy dance movies.

Barbie Movies

Remember those movies your little sister made you watch when she was little? They are annoying, cheesy and make you want to hurl, but for some reason you enjoy them and still love watching them with your little sister.

What A Girl Wants

What A Girl Wants starring Amanda Bynes is full of horrific British stereotypes and Colin Firth in his worst acting role ever and yet, I liked it a lot.

Any Romantic Comedy that was produced in the early 2000s

They make no sense, they don’t follow the rules of courtship (you know, like ‘don’t have sex on the first date’) and yet we’re somehow still drawn to these ‘ditsy woman falls in love with the rich businessman who works in advertising’ plots. They are enjoyable and you know it.

 

There are also some real benefits to watching terrible films as well:

They can help you lower your blood pressure. When you laugh for extended periods of time your blood vessels dilate. Intense laughter for 15 minutes during a film has the same effect on your cardiovascular system as exercising. And I can guarantee that these terrible movies will make you laugh for hours on end.

These films will also make you feel nostalgia as they are riddled with clichés. Feelings of nostalgia make you feel safe and calm. It also makes you feel happier.

So watch a terrible film and embrace the cheesy storylines and horrific special effects. I would recommend this to any snarky teenager, any angsty uni student and anyone who has taste to go on and give it a try!

Your Comments

2 Comments so far

  1. Eva says:

    challenge accepted!!

  2. Edith says:

    Hey! I actually liked those movies :P


Share your view

Post a comment

About the Author

This post was written by who has written 9 posts on The Signal Express.

I'm Maria Dunne, a chick who has been referred to saying "coolio" too much compared to the average teenager. I have a enjoy writing about music, film, food, video games and sharing my own point of view. My hobbies include reading, writing, quoting lines from movies, binge watching tv shows, going on Buzzfeed, preforming internal monologues and debating pointless hypothetical scenarios.

© 2016 The Signal Express.

Website by A New Leaf Media