Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bad Movie Society - Troll 2

These last 2 weeks, I've been conducting an open-ended experiment in which I invite my friends over to watch bad movies. I call it "The Bad Movie Society." I try to choose movies that are so bad, they're good, and so far we've watched The Room and Troll 2. How bad can it get? We shall dive head first into the pits of taste. Hopefully we live to laugh about it.

In Troll 2, goblins (not trolls) terrorize a family vacationing in a rural community. The acting is weak, the plot is confusing, and the dialogue is stiff. This movie truly stinks. The filmmakers seem to want to make a horror/ thriller, but their execution is laughable. A truly good horror movie builds and releases tension. Take the Michael Myers walk. The audience forgives Michael's "laziness" because they know he will ultimately catch up to his victim. In Troll 2, the goblins give the Waits family all the time in the world to eat their poisonous food (which is hardly enough, as the Waits family is monumentally stupid and slow at coming up with plans). The only acceptable responses from the audience are to leave or celebrate brainpower. Even we could make a better picture.

Still, I recommend Troll 2. There are some great one-liners, a popcorn sex scene, and this. Next week, in honor of October, we'll be straying from the usual format to watch Night of the Living Dead.