Thursday, July 7, 2005

This week's homework: Thumbs Down!

For this week's homework, Scalzi asks:

Share your favorite bad film of all time. Tell us why you love it so.

Extra Credit:
Your favorite quote from the aforementioned film.

Tough question.  There are plenty of less-than-stellar films that I love.  I'm a huge fan of The Great Mouse Detective, which seems to be The Disney Animated Movie Disney Keeps Wanting To Forget It Made.  But that one isn't so much bad as just not particularly good

For actual badness, I think you've gotta go for something from the Robin Williams oeuvre -- something where it would've been good excepting nobody had the sense to rein him in.  I'm going with Toys, which was so over-the-top, it hit bottom.

And my favorite quote -- which actually wasn't Robin Williams but LL Cool J (in one of his first film roles) -- is the classic:  "I'm a military man, I want a military meal. I want my string beans to be quarantined! I like a little fortress around my mashed potatoes so the meatloaf doesn't invade my mashed potatoes and cause mixing in my plate!"

4 comments:

gabreaelinfo said...

A Mouse Detective? Did he work for cheese? :P LOL!

Gabreael

pixiedustnme said...

Excellent choices!  http://journals.aol.com/pixiedustnme/Inmyopinion/entries/1180

andreakingme said...

Heh. I think I tried to watch Toys once upon a time ... I love Robin Williams, but he sure is one nutty egg. My favorite movie with him is GOODWILL HUNTING.

Love your favorite line from the movie. That's a good 'un.

plittle said...

I liked The Great Mouse Detective.
-Paul
http://journals.aol.ca/plittle/AuroraWalkingVacation/