More Fun Than They Should Have Been
Ever come across a movie that you know is not that you should not think is all that great, but you can’t help but to enjoy? I seem to thrive on those movies.
There is something about a guilty pleasure movie. They simply click with you, no matter how good (or bad… usually bad) they are. You end up watching them over and over with no care about the quality, or the corniness. They may not be enjoyable to everyone, but they are enjoyable to you. They are the comfort movies that get thrown in on any random day.
The Adventures of Tintin
This is the latest addition to by extremely vast collection of guilty pleasure movies. Filmed as a combination of motion capture and computer animation, this movie adapts one of Herge’s Tintin adventures, The Secret of the Unicorn. A great adventure that’s family friendly and just as much fun to watch as and Indiana Jones movie.
Godzilla: Final Wars
Supposedly the last of the Godzilla movies (we’ll see about that), Godzilla: Final Wars features just about every giant monster that came out of Toho Pictures, along with one bad American version of Godzilla. Throw in some aliens, mutants, and a human hero who does his best Keanu Reeves impression, and you have another fun Godzilla battle fest.
Destroy All Monsters
The predecessor of Godzilla: Final Wars, Destroy All Monsters begins with the monsters of the world confined peacefully on one island. Once more, add in some aliens who take control of the monsters, and you have in the traditional monster rampage. The highlight of the movie is the climatic battle royal pitting the monsters of Earth against perennial bad guy King Ghidorah. This one is fun to watch with friends, preferably who don’t mind calling the last fight like two wrestling announcers.
This is the big screen adaptation of the classic super hero comic strip. Billy Zane takes a turn as the latest Phantom in this 1930s set adventure. Whenever I stumble across this movie on television, I always end up watching some part of it. It’s not a great movie, but it is just incredibly fun.
Evil Dead II/Army of Darkness
Both of these movies transcend guilty pleasure right into cult status. Directed by future Spider-Man director Sam Raimi, Evil Dead II plays the horror as over the top slap stick to a level that becomes comedic, yet still enjoyable. This is, no doubt, also due to the star, Bruce Campbell. Army of Darkness carries the adventure into the middle ages where Ash (again played by Bruce Campbell) find himself after the conclusion to Evil Dead II (not really a spoiler, the movie is still enjoyable to watch knowing this).
Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
The typical teen horror movie has the same premise: a group of teens go into the woods to party, only to run a foul of some demented hillbillies and end up dead, one by one. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil takes this premise and twists it all around. Highly enjoyable to watch and very funny.
Posted on March 20, 2012, in Media, Movies, Opinion, Personal and tagged Adventures of Tintin, Army of Darkness, Destroy all Monsters, Godzilla: Final Wars, guilty pleasure movies, media, movies, Opinion, personal, The Phantom, Tucker and Dale vs Evil. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.