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May 03, 2014

When Bad Movies Are Just Bad - [Niedermeyer's Dead Horse]

To quote Lachlan Markay, "AYFKM with this?"

No. No, they are not. This is a thing.

They do, however, attempt to define that quality which differentiates a bad movie from being a good bad movie and just a plain ol' bad movie. This, they conclude, is the latter.

It feels like Zombeavers's writers saw Sharknado and its instant online popularity and thought it'd be easy to replicate something so bad that it's good. But there's a special magic to a movie like Sharknado, and that lies in its earnestness. For all its faults, Ian Ziering sells that he is afraid that sharks will fly out of a tornado and kill his family. It's insane. It's incredibly stupid. And you know what? It's wildly entertaining. Ultimately, Zombeavers is just two out three.

From a title like Zombeavers, you'd probably expect a creature feature studded with gore, goofiness, and perhaps some T&A, right? Well, if that's all you're hoping for from this horror-comedy, you'll be satisfied. Zombeavers delivers in being wacky and graphic. It's just a shame it doesn't aspire to be anything more, like spirited, smart or frightening.




Somehow, I suspect at least a few of us will watch it anyway.

Open thread.

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posted by Open Blogger at 08:03 PM

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