Monday, November 25, 2013
Best Worst Movie
So my first review of an Netflix Instant movie will be an example of why streaming is a great thing. I personally still see movies in the theater. If I don't see a movie in the theater, I am at least aware of those movies that I missed in the theater and make sure to see them later via Netflix's DVD service or streaming. The great thing about streaming is that you will come across little gems like Best Worst Movie, something that was not on my radar because it's too small of a movie.
Kind of like the movie it's about. Troll 2 is a cult classic. Of course, like many cult classics, it is a god-awful movie, with god-awful acting, and a plot that struggles for coherence. Best Worst Movie is a documentary about the movie's cult following, the creators and actors of the movie, and the story behind the "story" of T2. It's directed by the child star of T2 himself Michael Stephenson, who is well aware of how bad the movie is. The director, however, is completely unaware of how bad this movie is. This creates some of the best, but most tense, scenes in this documentary. George Hardy the adult star of the film, is such a likable guy he makes this worth watching alone.
Personally, I think The Room is the best worst movie of all time. But I suppose it's debatable, and comes down to personal preference. I have seen T2, and really appreciated its awfulness. This made Best Worst Movie an enjoyable movie for sure. I think if you haven't seen Troll 2, first of all, shame on you, and second of all, if you happen to watch Best Worst Movie first, I still think you will enjoy it. But I think the best way to see this movie is to watch Troll 2 first (which ironically is now only available on Amazon; I am sure I watched Troll 2 on Netflix just a year or so ago), then take a week to recover from that experience, and then watch Best Worst Movie.
IMDB Rating: 8/10 www.imdb.com
Netflix Rating 4 out of 5 stars www.netflix.com