The 50 Worst Movies Ever Made (2004)
Article 5618 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Brandon Christopher
Featuring Carlos Larkin
What it is: Documentary
A countdown of the fifty worst movies ever made.
Since the lion’s share of the listed movies belong to the fantastic genres, I see fit to review this made-for-video documentary. I don’t plan to contest the choices for the fifty movies themselves; nobody but the makers are going to be completely satisfied with the choices, especially when the list is ranked, and that’s simply the nature of this kind of thing. However, with fifty movies being covered in only sixty minutes, you’re only going to get about a minute and twelve seconds dedicated on average to each movie, and that’s hardly enough time for any real insight. Granted, some movies are given longer segments (such as PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE), but that just means that other titles will have even less time (the segments for TEENAGE ZOMBIES and THE ROBOT VS THE AZTEC MUMMY are almost over before they begin). Furthermore, there’s not much information here that I’ve not already found elsewhere. Still, there is a bit of fun in the countdown format, and there are a few movies I wasn’t familiar with or haven’t seen. So, for what it is, I guess it’s okay.