Question by trixsea: Short Film Recommendations! Anyone out there have some good ideas on films that are easy to rip on?
Every month or so a group of my nearest and dearest get together and have MST3K (Mystery Science Theater 3K) and rip on the multitude of undeniably silly films ~ one by one….
Thanks for any suggestions!
Answer by Frosty
I’ve found that movies that aren’t intended to be funny are the best to make fun of, just like they did in MST. Some of the movies I’ll mention are horrible, but a few of the actors (or writers or directors, it’s never clear) push the envelope too far into ludicrous (or Ludacris, depending on which 2Fast2Furious you rent). We end up with movies that are fun to make fun of – as long as we stay away from the “Epic Movie” style.
A few movies that take themselves a bit too seriously (sorry, couldn’t think of “short films”):
Step Up (both of them)
The Fast and The Furious (all of them)
Never Back Down (oh how Djimon Hounsou has fallen)
The Da Vinci Code (Hanks’ hair, the convoluted plot, everything)
The Peaceful Warrior (Nick Nolte as a guru? Seriously?)
Days of Thunder (did NOT age well)
Slipstream (if it makes ANY sense to you I’ll give you a dollar)
Titanic (maybe an unfair inclusion as so many ppl loved it)
10,000 B.C. (hilariously awful)
xXx: State of the Union (Ice Cube honestly thinks he can act in this!)
Proof of Life (Russell Crowe being, well, Russell Crowe)
Collateral Damage (maybe not the worst Ah-nold film, but close)
That’s all I can think of off the top of my head. Hope it helped a little!
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