Susan Booth Staff Writer
I was inspired to do this piece because we all have movies out there that we are ashamed to watch, even more ashamed to admit that we may like, love or even own the move. So, after getting some insight from my fellow staff writers and some friends, I came up with a list of the top 20 movies we are ashamed to admit that we love. It started off as a Pop 5, but I got some MANY titles that it was hard to narrow the list down. With that in mind, let’s begin the countdown!
20.) Surf Ninjas: The only thing I know about this movie is that karate star Ernie Reyes has a son who’s in it. I think it has something to do with ninja wannabes who surf, that’s how bad this movie is!
19.) Repo! The Genetic Opera: In my opinion, this movie is one of those that’s bad in a good way. The creators of the Saw films did this one and all I can say is that there’s BLOOD and GORE in every other shot. Also, Paris Hilton wasn’t actually BAD in this movie, and that’s saying A LOT! Songs are funny and catchy, so it makes the list.
18.) House Of The Dead: It’s my firm belief that video games that are made into movies will automatically suck, and this one takes the cake. The video game can be fun to play, especially for those who love zombies. However, just because it seems like a good idea to turn it into a film, does in no way mean it will be good. This my friends, is an hour an thirty six minutes of your life you’ll never get back.
17.) Spice World: The Spice Girls made their own movie! Comes with a great soundtrack, all Spice Girl songs, give or take a few tracks. It’s all about them, they fight, discover aliens and dress as eachother. If you had girl power back when they were popular, then this is a movie you’ll never openly admit you love, for fear that you’ll be mocked endlessly by your friends and family.
16.) Power Rangers, The Movie: A lot of us grew up watching the show and playing with the toys. I actually met them at a Toys R Us once and it made me so happy. This movie was all kinds of bad, in ways I can’t even explain. I went back and watched it as an adult and kept questioning why it was I liked them as a kid.
15.) Lady In The Water: M. Night should really be more careful when it comes to choosing the kind of movies he makes. I found the movie to be so boring that it was like watching paint dry, but I give props to those who choose to love this film. A friend of mine told me that he loves this film and catches a lot of flack from his guy friends for liking it. Ryan, this is for you. :)
14.) Material Girls: I realize that former Disney stars will make their own movies as some point in their careers, but there is NO WAY this movie could be good drunk or sober. Hillary Duff made a name for herself as Lizzie McGuire, but joined up with her sister to make this terrible film. This is a guilty pleasure that most folks are not only ashamed to admit that they like, but wouldn’t hesitate in moving to a different country where the shame of their love for this film wouldn’t follow them.
13.) Killer Clowns From Outer Space: I know that clowns can be creepy, but adding the comic factor to them in a horror movie such as this is just sad. They roll people in cotton candy and suck out their blood through a candy cane colored straw. I personally, I’m not one who is scared of clowns. This movie has it’s good points and bad, and yet it remains loved.
12.) Beaches: Bette Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings” is one of those songs that you ethier hate or you love so much that you don’t mind singing it at karaoke. A story about two girls from different worlds become best friends until one of them dies. It will make you laugh and cry, and you may not be crying from the end scene, but more as tears of joy because your glad it’s over.
11.) The Blair Witch Project: This movie has scared numbers of people, and has been made fun of more times than I can count. For those who are ashamed to admit they love this movie, convince your friends to play the Blair Witch Project drinking game. Any time you see rocks, trees, leaves, water and the stick figure you take a shot. You’ll be so drunk you won’t even remember why you hated it.
10.) Tremors: Ah, couldn’t escape this list without putting one Kevin Bacon movie on here. The story is about a bunch of people who jump around on rooftops like superheroes in order to avoid the sand worms who try to eat them. This concept is stupid, made more so by the fact that this movie has more sequels then it should.
9.) Zombie Strippers: I don’t know what’s more horrifying, watching another movie with strippers or the idea that these strippers become zombies and kill everyone just seems off putting to me. Jenna Jameason should have just stuck to doing porn.
8.) Jennifer’s Body: This movie is like watching a car wreck, you will rubber neck until you break your neck watching no matter how much it may annoy everyone around you. With the song “Through The Trees” getting stuck in your head. you realize that this story has not only been done before, but that’s it’s so awful, you can’t help but love it. Megan Fox is hot in it, but watching her do nothing but be a slut in order to eat boys just makes me feel bad.
7.) Howard The Duck: Not one of Speilberg’s finest movies, this film is one of a kind. A duck named Howard somehow ends up being transported from his planet to ours, ends up falling in love with a rocker chick and becomes a test subject for crazy scientists. It’s a cute movie, which makes me wonder why anyone would be ashamed to admit that they love this classic and cheesy 80’s B movie.
6.) Mamma Mia!: I love musicals, but this is one of the WORST ones that I have ever seen in my entire life. I’m certain that the actual musical was good, but having seen this monster of movie before the actual musical itself, I don’t feel as though I was really missing much. For me, this is one of those movies that if I won the lottery, I would have used my winnings to pay people to avoid this like the plague.
5.) Robin Hood: Men In Tights : I don’t understand why ANYONE would be ashamed to say they love this movie! Mel Brooks has always been a funny guy and this movie is funny because it’s wrong, not wrong because it’s funny.
4.) Vanilla Sky: Tom Cruise can be a good actor, but it’s always best to know your limits. This movie centers around some playboy who ends up seriously injured, as far as I know. I’ve never had the desire to sit through this. But, I do know someone who works for Blockbuster and did his best to convince a customer who LOVED this movie not to rent it. Sadly, that didn’t work, but to each their own.
3.) Dungeons & Dragons The Movie: This goes back to what I said earlier, some things just should be left the hell alone. I, like many of you out there grew up playing this table-top classic and found myself more than disappointed when it was made into a movie. This film puts the aw in AWFUL and those who made it should still be holding their heads in shame.
2.) TMNT: Secret Of The Ooze: I really enjoyed the first one, and I admit that I actually really like this sequel. I HATE that it’s being remade! TMNT will always be a great show, and the original films will always be better than anything else that Hollywood can or will do to revamp the series.
Now, were down to the number one movie you are ashamed to admit you love! It took a lot of time for me to make sure this was a good choice. With that said, the number 1 movie is….
1.) Crossroads: This is the first and LAST time that Britney Spears should EVER make an attempt to be an actress. The story is about 3 friends who go on a road trip after high school and one of them is pregnant, one wants to be famous and the other were not sure about. I’d rather poke my eyes out with a fork then watch this again. I pray that those who love this movie find ANYTHING else other than THIS to watch. I beg you, find another movie to be ashamed that you love. I will give any of you Crossroads fans a list of movies that are MUCH BETTER for you to watch!
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