Bad Movie Review & Recap: Die Hard
So, this one might get me tarred and feathered. Die Hard is a classic, and near and dear to a lot of peoples' hearts. Personally, I love the movie--I love almost all the movies I review for SciFiAndScary--but, well...it's got problems. Lots of them. Don't get me wrong, that doesn't affect my enjoyment. In fact, one of the reasons I love this movie so much is that it is terribly, horribly flawed. And over-the-top. And full of explosions. So hit the link and read my ramblings. But please remember that I quibble out of love. :)
Bad Movie Review & Recap: Die Hard
I'm baaaacckk! Yup, it's that time again: time for another bad movie review. This one's a doozy: Anaconda 3 (that's right, not 1, not 2, I jumped all the way to 3, staring David 'The Hoff' Hasselhoff.
If you're new to the site, I'll mention that I do this on a monthly (give or take) basis, in conjunction with SciFiAndScary. For me, it's a ton of fun--I get to watch a 'so bad it's good' movie and then ramble on in prose about it--and SciFiAndScary gets some regular content. Win-win! So, if you're looking for some light entertainment, or maybe a suggestion for a bad movie to watch on a rainy Sunday, hit the pic below and you'll be whisked away to some rambly goodness.
You know the drill: I watch spec fic movies that are just shy of cheesy and blog about how much I love them. IT'S THE GREATEST NON-PAYING GIG EVER!
For this edition, I reviewed Escape from New York--a 1980s sci-fi classic and inspiration for the lead character (Snake) in the Metal Gear video games. Wanna know more or share in the Escape from New York love? Well, all ya gotta do is click on the link above or the pic below and you'll be transported via the interwebs to the full review in all its glory.
You'd be surprised how hard it is to pick a movie for these reviews. I mean, there are so many to choose from and how is a girl to decide? Well, in this case, I cheated. I went back and forth, and round and round, before eventually settling on reviewing a Van Damme movie--c'mon! They're classic! How could I not?--but even then, I was still left with a whole bunch of choices. I mean, it's Van Damme! Every movie he did was awesomely bad!
You see my dilemma.
So, how did I resolve this little issue, you ask? Well, in a fit of brilliance, I outsourced the decision and asked Twitter. And that, my friends, is how I came to rewatch and review that nugget of nuggety sci-fi goodness, Timecop, staring the one and only Kicks Van Damme.
You can find the full review at SciFi & Scary. And if you've got a suggestion for my next review, drop it in the comments.
Recently I managed to con...err, I mean work my way into a side gig writing movie reviews for Sci-Fi And Scary, with an emphasis on bad movies. As in, movies so bad they're actually good... in a Mystery Science Theater kind of way. For my first installment, I focused on Lake Placid , but this last round, I went for a classic: Flash Gordon. Haven't seen it? You're missing out. This movie is so 1980s. So glitzy and over the top--a tour de force of daring do and cheese.
I love it. I honestly do. And once you read this review, I hope you will to. So, head on over to Sci-Fi And Scary and check it out. Just click on the little picture below and it'll take you right to the post. Oh! And if you have suggestions for my next bad movie review, drop them in the comments. I've got a few ideas, but I'm always open to reader requests.
...I love bad movies. Always have, always will. I love them because they're bad movies--funny, ridiculous and often very, very full of themselves. And I'm not alone. Lilyn G. (of www.scifiandscary.com fame) and I got to chatting on Twitter one day about SyFy Original movies and when she mentioned an idea she had to start a blog post series on bad movies, I jumped at the chance to be involved. The hard part was narrowing the vast pantheon of bad movies I like down to just one to blog about.
Interested? Well, head on over to SciFiAndScary and check out the post:
Lake Placid: The Reason I Love Bad Movis Summed Up in One Film
J.B. Rockwell grew up reading fairy tales, folklore and mythology, as well as anything and everything about ancient cultures and their history, and never lost her taste for any of it. She currently lives in West Virginia with her husband and three cats, all of whom provide inspiration for her stories, whether they know it or not.