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A list of what are claimed to be the 100 worst movies of the 20th century. Not surprisingly, the likes of Ed Wood and Menahem Golan take multiple honours. I was disappointed, though, that the list doesn't include anything by Donald G. Jackson. His film Return of the Roller Blade Seven is genuinely awful, and the others (with titles like Lingerie Kickboxer and Hell Comes To Frogtown) cannot possibly be much better. (via Lukelog)

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Posted by: Ben Fri Feb 8 05:35:20 2002

This is a pretty pink offering of 'worst films'. Some of them are quite good actually. Highlander 3 and 4 are very good films IMO, Hudson Hawk is brilliant, as is Mars attacks. I could criticise more, but didn't you spot this pinkness give away: '

They say the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. You can experience living proof of this in writer/director Jennifer Chambers Lynch's excruciating film, "Boxing Helena." She is the daughter of bizarro director David Lynch, who takes the blame for such oddities as "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me," "Eraserhead," and "Dune." '

Also, do you really think films like Batman Forever, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Armageddon qualify as among the 100 worst movies of all time? I don't.

Posted by: acb Fri Feb 8 14:22:46 2002

Armageddon certainly does; especially since it's not even GoodBad. I've heard that Batman Forever is a great triumph of shallowness and insipidity too.

Btw, I like David Lynch,

Posted by: Ben Fri Feb 8 15:41:23 2002

Armageddon is a solid c- in my book, I can think of 100 worse films quite easily. Batman Forever is actually quite clever, the way they manage to bring comic-book action to the screen. The backdrops and sets are good, and the fight scenes are OK.

Some movies I would put on the hundred worst list:

Project: Vampire The Crossing Guard Robot Monster From Dusk To Dawn 2 Jeepers Creepers (still in cinemas!)

I could go on, but my point is that it seems that these '100 worst films' are actually just 100 films the writer decided he didn't like (did you notice in inception of all the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday 13th movies? And all the Police Academy films? And Caddyshack? That's quite a funny film, for a comedy.)

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