BAD MOVIE MARATHON
…in which I examine if bad movies really deserve their woeful rotten tomatoes score
Let’s Be Cops | 2014
Plot: Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted “heroes” get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.
Rotten Tomatoes: 18%
Weeellllll. I didn’t write any notes so I don’t remember much of this movie. Just that it was terrible. TERRIBLE. Jake Johnson yells a lot. Damon Wayans Jr is regular ‘straight man’ to JJ’s wacky weirdo. Elena Gilbert shows up. Apparently half of the movie was improvised….
The plot was straight up garbage and it kept on getting worse and worse that I don’t actually know when it ended, I just know that my headache lessened significantly.
Verdict: 2/10 merely because I sat through all of it.
Just My Luck | IMDB | 2006
As the luckiest woman in the world, Ashley (Lindsay Lohan) has a wonderful life, which all changes after she kisses a stranger (Chris Pine) at a costume party. She sees everything turn into a living hell, as she realizes that she has unwittingly exchanged her good fortune for the stranger’s bad luck.
Rotten tomatoes: 14%
You know what…
This movie should be called Just My LOL. Even the movie poster makes you want to cringe. Watching Lindsay Lohan desperately trying to get her good luck back was ironic. It was even worse when you take into account that Chris Pine used her good luck to become the manager of…McFly. If you don’t know who McFly are, that’s the point, lol.
It’s hard to feel any sympathy for any of the characters. Lindsay Lohan isn’t modest about her luck. And also once again, Chris Pine uses the good luck to manage a random British boyband and pick up some contact lenses. It’s like they mashed up a bunch of stereotypes and tried to give it a new twist.
It didn’t work.
Verdict: 4/10 because McFly gave me some good ol’ nostalgia.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War | 2016
Betrayed by her evil sister Ravenna (Charlize Theron), heartbroken Freya (Emily Blunt) retreats to a northern kingdom to raise an army of huntsmen as her protectors. Gifted with the ability to freeze her enemies in ice, Freya teaches her young soldiers to never fall in love. When Eric (Chris Hemsworth) and fellow warrior Sara defy this rule, the angry queen does whatever she can to stop them. As war between the siblings escalates, Eric and Sara try to end Ravenna’s wicked reign.
Rotten tomatoes: 16%
I watched this as part of my ill-fated Chris Hemsworth marathon. I wish that I’d put some shrimp on the barbie instead. This movie is dreadful. I wish I could say more than that but it’s just bad. Visually stunning but the rest was boring. I don’t think I finished it. There’s something about Jessica Chastain that I don’t like. Chris was the only highlight and even then, it was more Emily Blunt being all evil and sad than anything.
Oh, what to watch next….