You know those movies that you tend to avoid because the graphics are tres faux and the plots are stupid, or the characters do stupid moves or just aren’t that good at acting? Yep, that’s what I’m talking about. They usually come from the 80s, in case you are wondering. Take Children of the Corn for example, or a not-so-distant Twilight. Yes, I went there. I won’t apologize; I found it cheesy! Well folks, I like watching these movies sometimes. You know why? Because I like laughing at them. I laugh at how fake it is. I laugh at how predictable everything is. I laugh at how bad the acting skills are. I’m sorry, but that’s just how life must be! We all need to open that inner critic and laugh at what we see! Don’t grumble at it, don’t shut it off in disgust, just observe the foolery!
Just previously I watched Season of the Witch on Netflix. Sure it wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t great either. No wonder Rotten Tomatoes gave it 58% or something. Overly obvious that the girl had supernatural power, and the predictable plot, I laughed constantly. When they enter the monk’s abbey my father, whom I was watching the movie with, said,”Hmph. Time for the vampires and zombies to come.” (He had not seen the movie yet). Next thing you know, there are zombie monks possessed by demons attacking the knights. Wow.
Have you ever sat down and purposely watched a “terrible” movie just for kicks? Try it sometime. Don’t take life so seriously, especially in this case.