So we continue Devil’s Advocate Month with a different kind of movie. We started out with The Longest Yard. A good movie that was held in the shadow by the far superior movie that it remade. Tonight, we will look at a movie that was made ‘before its time’. These are the tragic movies that the only reasons that they were held down is due to the fact that they were made before an audience was built around the sub genre. There are several movies that were made several years before the audience was created that if they were made during the height of its popularity, they would have killed at the box office and with critics. Movies like this tend to garner a cult following over time, while others… Well others just kind of fade into obscurity. Today we are going to look at one of these movies, Mystery Men. I will say it right now! Mystery Men is the precursor to all modern-day superhero movies and it is finally time it got its due! If you are at all confused, please allow me to explain below after a little synopsis. Continue reading “Devil’s Advocate Month Mystery Men”
Guilty pleasures… We all have them. It is just a fact of life, no matter how refined our tastes are for certain media we will never escape the fact that there are some movies, television shows, anime, books, and so on and so forth that we KNOW for a fact are absolute steaming piles of shit… But for whatever reason whether it be nostalgia, a certain performance, or just the fact that it is so bad that it is wonderful we just cannot stop watching them. Anybody who says that they do not have a guilty pleasure is either A) too embarrassed to admit to their guilty pleasure or B) lying to themselves saying that it is actually good to make themselves feel better about liking something that is terrible. It is just a fact of life and I am absolutely no exception. I freely admit that I have a long list of guilty pleasures that I thoroughly enjoy watching and have no problem sharing them with you right now in my Top Ten Guilty Pleasures!
Keep in mind, the way that this Top 10 list will be ranked is by the level of badness of the movie + shame that I feel for liking them. Also keep in mind that this is my own personal list. If you would like to share your opinions then please do so, I would absolutely love to hear it. Also if you do not think these movies are bad, please share them. I would love to debate. But make no mistake, if a movie appears on this list, it is in this critics opinion that technically they are absolutely terrible movies, but at the same time I absolutely love them! So let’s get started with some honorable mentions. Continue reading “Tanner’s Top 10 Guilty Pleasures”