Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Anus Magillicutty

No, it's not the least popular Ben & Jerry's flavor... It's actually the lowest-rated movie in IMDB's Bottom 100 Movies list. (via FosFor)

It is, like all Internet polling, horribly unscientific. The more negative publicity a movie gets (Glitter, Battlefield Earth, Crossroads) the more likely it is to be rated poorly by IMDB visitors than potentially more horrible movies.

And the list raises the question that will always plague film criticism and spark arguments: Is a movie that aims low (Troll 2 or Police Academy: A Mission to Moscow) more deserving of a break than a movie with lofty ambitions that doesn't realize how awful it is (once again, Battlefield Earth)? Or should the ambitious movie be rewarded for at least trying to aim high?

And should movies like Santa Claus Conquers the Martians or Surf Nazis Must Die be judged at all, since they didn't even try to be good?

And say what you will about Glitter... It sucked mightily but man oh man was it funny. Come to think of it, I may rent it again, if only to see the miraculous cat that never ages.

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