A Study of "So Bad It's Good" Movies

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  • Eva Skye
    Eva Skye 2 days ago

    Oh goodness I forgot what the title of the movie was where he runs away from the police.

  • Victor LaVee
    Victor LaVee 2 days ago +1

    I didn't even know that some of them do it on purpose...
    Proves the point I guess 😅

  • notoriouswhitemoth
    notoriouswhitemoth 3 days ago

    When I watched The Big O, I had never heard anything bad about it. When I tried to enjoy the series on its own terms, I hated it. I found it annoying, frustrating, I saw it as a waste of time - then suddenly something clicked. My suspension of disbelief snapped like a rubber band - and all of a sudden, I was enjoying it. I wasn't enjoying it as its creators had intended, as a mecha anime Batman pastiche, but I was enjoying it, as something so laughably absurd that it was a wonder anyone could have taken it seriously. That, to me, is so bad it;s good: enjoying something more because you're not immersed.

  • p jd
    p jd 3 days ago

    Congrats, you got all the way through that without mentioning camp was created by Gay people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_(style)

  • Watchdog Goon
    Watchdog Goon 3 days ago

    I like everything about this except the fact that you included Sharknado... It doesn't deserve to be here.

  • Rupak Sarkar
    Rupak Sarkar 7 days ago

    You missed the first Kingsman movie. Heads blowing up at the end was definitely of this style .

  • R N
    R N 7 days ago

    Oh hi mark

  • Katherine W
    Katherine W 8 days ago

    I love the grand budapest hotel. Not only is it camp but the colours and shots are so beautiful.

  • Mecca Morphosis
    Mecca Morphosis 8 days ago

    lol and will smith would be considered a campy rapper, dont know if you did that on purpose

  • Leifson Thewind
    Leifson Thewind 9 days ago

    This brings up some points that i really think game developers forget these days as well - sometimes its okay for games to be games (and to act like it)!!! A lot of critics struggle with this as well often making comments like "x feels too gamey," and developers often try to keep everything up to these apparent "realistic standards" (i think pubg is a attrocious offender of this with its gunplay and moments when it tries to be that real-y tom clancy type shooter, while doing some very gamey things in the process) but i love those moments when a game can just acknowledge it and have fun with it. One of the top games of last year i think nailed it with neir automata's "fuck it, everything is part of the diagesis" style; that just made me agape at how fun that kind of "gamey" style can be.

  • Fg Fg
    Fg Fg 10 days ago

    Beat in the background anyone?

  • aishwarya rawat
    aishwarya rawat 14 days ago

    Here because of pewdiepie?😂

  • Adolfo Pena
    Adolfo Pena 15 days ago

    This video makes me think campy movies are the best kind.

  • mick grahame dillane
    mick grahame dillane 18 days ago

    aaron sorkin is a hack

  • Ben Streu
    Ben Streu 19 days ago

    Oh hi Mark

  • Lady Vengeance
    Lady Vengeance 21 day ago

    "Devastatingly rewatchable?" Is that like where you love a movie so much you watch it everyday to the detriment of all of your other relationships and your life crumbles around you as you stare enraptured at the screen?

  • Pweb Lord
    Pweb Lord 24 days ago

    Oh hi Mark

  • CynicalBroadcast
    CynicalBroadcast 25 days ago

    This video covers the aspect of taking something seriously but then so much so that your transmission from serious to unserious moments (whether in your life, or translated somehow on screen) remains serious, so that unseriousness is taken seriously, and vise versa. Nicely done.

  • Goose McBruce
    Goose McBruce 28 days ago

    2:46 i've been looking for that movie for ages, WHAT IS IT CALLED?!

  • Isabelli Martins
    Isabelli Martins Month ago +1

    Another point to consider when thinking about why people like these kind of movies is that it makes you analyze the good and the bad
    We have great films as examples, that we use as a reference because of the story and technique they present, but that’s also true with bad films
    We take the pros and cons, and we develop our sense of art by analyzing them.

  • Modern Tech
    Modern Tech Month ago

    You should make a video about if when a character in a movie is watching something (another film or a tv show) foreshadows the movie or has a purpose instead of just the character watching something.

  • komentator zad ruge

    god damn Tai Lopez

  • DoctorWeeTodd
    DoctorWeeTodd Month ago

    It sounds like you’re the expert!

  • Ufiix
    Ufiix Month ago

    The opposite of so bad it's good is Sharknado

  • Kat Rockenbach
    Kat Rockenbach Month ago

    Yeah, but The Room is just bad.

  • Kermit The Taco
    Kermit The Taco Month ago

    Shut up, Sharknado 2 is a fucking masterpiece!

  • Musthegreat 94
    Musthegreat 94 Month ago

    “I did not hit her! It’s not true! I did not hit her!”

  • A P
    A P Month ago +1

    So, no mention of Susan Sontag's famous essay on camp movies, Pauline Kael's essay on trash art at the movies, no cultural or social context on any of the movies you've mentioned, it's all a very smug attitude of "I've seen enough movies, I think that with my populist opinion I can decide which ones are good and which ones are bad". So, I do this and I may get kicked out of any establishment of education. This motherfucker does it and gets tons of views and praise. Isn't bulshitting your way through movies fun?

  • Bill Stephens
    Bill Stephens Month ago

    Bad movies are bad... Period... End Stop... There is no such thing as "So bad it's good"... This is a stupid video... Stopped watching at 43 seconds... Get intelligent people... "So bad it's good" does NOT exist!

  • LightningProductions

    Bruh sometimes a movie just sucks

  • Holly's Hangout
    Holly's Hangout Month ago

    My favorite video you’ve made! You hit all my favs.

  • Alvin Yung
    Alvin Yung Month ago

    oh hi doggie

  • Wandering Sylph
    Wandering Sylph Month ago +1

    My favourite campy movie is Mortal Kombat. Good Lord I howled through it. It's a masterpiece of "so bad it's brilliant". I can't believe it wasn't intentional.

  • Jens Hans
    Jens Hans Month ago

    I think one other good recent example is Thor: Ragnarok. Also campy and quite enjoyable.

  • Lil Viko
    Lil Viko Month ago

    Can you tell me how to satisfy your audiences? Like when an annoying character gets destroyed or something?

  • GoldmineGuys
    GoldmineGuys Month ago

    Do something about Production design

  • Real Bassik
    Real Bassik Month ago

    would you do a video on monty python?

  • rherdan santanna
    rherdan santanna Month ago

    You always get it man

  • Verna Roz
    Verna Roz Month ago

    The room is great

  • Roger S.
    Roger S. Month ago

    So Monty Python would basically be this taken to the extreme?

  • Miner 2049er
    Miner 2049er Month ago

    I can't believe walk and talk credits to West Wing. I thought ER was the walk and talk standard in the 90's.

  • Psycho Named Jerry
    Psycho Named Jerry Month ago

    Implying room isnt a 10/10 masterpiece

  • Knol Raabie
    Knol Raabie Month ago

    Is it just me or does this video feel all over the place

  • AnaisRenarde
    AnaisRenarde Month ago

    I don't know if it fits but I feel this with Charlie's angels (with Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore). At the same time it's stupid and bad but also serious, sweet and really entertaining. It stays of my fave movies and I rewatch it all the time :D

  • Yura Kim
    Yura Kim Month ago

    Arrested Development

  • Arbiter91
    Arbiter91 Month ago +1

    Uh... so what you're saying is the best movies have camp. What does that have to do with bad movies?

  • wildledits
    wildledits Month ago

    Can you do a video on why children actors are often independent in movies with no parents around?

  • Lukas Murmann
    Lukas Murmann Month ago

    How can you not mention Deadpool !!??

  • Daniel Thompson
    Daniel Thompson Month ago

    left behind is so bad it's good

  • Benjamin Levine
    Benjamin Levine 2 months ago

    If you haven't seen the grand Budapest hotel go watch the grand Budapest hotel

  • Derek McCumber
    Derek McCumber 2 months ago

    Unintentional failure is what makes a so-bad-it's-good movie for me, which is why I can enjoy a movie like The Room, but despise intentionally stupid nonsense like Sharknado.

  • FASTER!
    FASTER! 2 months ago

    This was a video on camp, and acted like the room wasn't so bad it's good, not a very well focused video imo

  • Gnarwhal
    Gnarwhal 2 months ago +1

    A Nightmare On Elm Street series if a prime example of this imo. While everyone is busy freaking out or taking the deaths seriously, Freddy is spouting one-liners and pulling off crazy over the top kills seemingly every time he's onscreen. The sequels are pretty shit, but they're still incredibly fun to watch

  • -_ -
    -_ - 2 months ago

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

  • Maxology
    Maxology 2 months ago +2

    Wes Anderson's films are quirky, not campy.
    You don't seem to understand the difference between comedy and camp.

  • Finnian Williamson
    Finnian Williamson 2 months ago

    Totally agree with this. I think the guiltiest of pleasure genre, romantic comedy, can use this so well. Love Actually isn't a parody of the genre but is still so over the top and often cheesy, I can't help but love it. Also - what is the film at 5:51 ?

  • ashesfrombones
    ashesfrombones 2 months ago

    Exaggeration does NOT necessarily means CAMP

  • Mojii MCR
    Mojii MCR 2 months ago

    who gives this guy an authority to talk about film? once again nothing was learned from this video. this is why i dont subscribe

  • ben Jovi
    ben Jovi 2 months ago

    That's not a flail

  • curryshake
    curryshake 2 months ago

    I'm actually considering making my thesis about camp, or more like, how it is used purposefully in movies and what effect it gives (comparing Sharknado and Tarantino's movies should be....fun).

  • pathetic
    pathetic 2 months ago

    to me "so bad its good movies" aren't usually things i will rewatch unless high af or with friends, or even better high af WITH friends.

  • timmehh89
    timmehh89 2 months ago +7

    Maybe I'm misssing something here but I dont agree with you at all. I wouldn't consider anything from Wes Anerson as so bad its good, and sharknado is too self aware to be one either, its simply pure trash. I think the connection you made between camp movies and so bad its good movies is a bit loose.

  • Giorgi Nemsitsveridze
    Giorgi Nemsitsveridze 2 months ago

    Hausu (1977) - Watch that

    • Giorgi Nemsitsveridze
      Giorgi Nemsitsveridze 2 months ago

      It is a brilliant Horror film

    • Blake Geometrio
      Blake Geometrio 2 months ago

      Giorgi Nemsitsveridze Hausu is a classic! One of the best Japanese horror films ever.

  • Liana Leia
    Liana Leia 2 months ago

    "Mawwage..."

  • Cory Murphy
    Cory Murphy 2 months ago

    Great video :) youtube ads seem to be working, too; The Disaster Artist was my commercial :)

  • David Orvik
    David Orvik 2 months ago +1

    I don't find The Room "So bad it's good". I just find it terribly bad !

  • The Jrr
    The Jrr 2 months ago

    I never got the appeal of bad movies, they just annoy me. That's why I've never watched The Room, I'm sure I'll just get annoyed and turn it off.

  • Tazza DK
    Tazza DK 2 months ago

    one punch man is the perfect example

  • Quinterror Orr
    Quinterror Orr 2 months ago

    What movie is that on 2:46 till 2:58

  • Shan Howerton
    Shan Howerton 2 months ago

    waste of time. do better.

  • Delfos
    Delfos 2 months ago

    I think the fun of theses kind of movies can also come from the rigid aspects of it, as Bergson would say about the comical effect. Regarding the "cartoony" aspect of it, I recently uploaded a video about cartoon violence, cartoon bodies and what physical, metaphysical or aesthetic reasons can be found on any given image to be perceived as "cartoony". It's 1 hour long, but you can jump to the minute 10 until the 35 for the most interesting part. I love your essays and I would greatly appreciate any input or comments or critiques you have. Thanks :) (tvclip.biz/video/wovxu0NXGeM/video.html)

  • Royce Bracket
    Royce Bracket 2 months ago

    Transformers 5. It's awful but my god did it make me laugh.

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    Hototo ᵔᴥᵔ 2 months ago

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  • fineblanket
    fineblanket 2 months ago

    napoleon dynamite could be an interesting addition

  • askdhuwuw
    askdhuwuw 2 months ago

    One of your better videos.
    Good work,
    thanks

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  • Harreh Pottah
    Harreh Pottah 2 months ago

    What movie is the “mawiage” thing from omg

  • Mr. Way
    Mr. Way 2 months ago

    the room is really not that awful. honestly Im much more offended when massive budget movies turn out shit, like Man of Steel. Because w that much money and effort theres really no excuse.

  • Abel Lujan
    Abel Lujan 2 months ago

    Letting B movies be movies... whoa

  • c.papi
    c.papi 2 months ago

    The room is cringe

  • Hassaan Aamer
    Hassaan Aamer 2 months ago

    Batman and robin is my favourite so bad its good movie.

  • nabil ravat
    nabil ravat 2 months ago

    Weak and basic video you smuck

  • Adam Hardin
    Adam Hardin 2 months ago

    the Coen brothers also use quite a bit of camp in their movies

  • sierra nevada
    sierra nevada 2 months ago

    Thanks that you made the background music a bit quieter (or using a different track?) :) great clip again, didn't know so many of my favourites are camp

  • Nia B
    Nia B 2 months ago

    DEPP- Love your analysis, I never really considered this. And I didn't know "camp" was a movie term. This was interesting. Also....Oh, hi, Mark-

  • Siriusly Moony
    Siriusly Moony 2 months ago

    4:47 movie??

  • Akeem Brookes
    Akeem Brookes 2 months ago

    INCONCEIVABLE!

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    アラマ Lo-fi 2 months ago

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  • Dark Rainbow
    Dark Rainbow 2 months ago

    I already ordered a pizza.

  • manicwitchydreamgirl
    manicwitchydreamgirl 2 months ago

    ...Mawwiage...

  • Kewpsi
    Kewpsi 2 months ago

    They’re campy

  • D Benoit
    D Benoit 2 months ago

    ITS TRENDING! IM SO PROUD

  • Cameron Walker
    Cameron Walker 2 months ago

    Thankskilling

  • Sebastian Rodriguez
    Sebastian Rodriguez 2 months ago +1

    The issue with Sharknado is that as opposed to a smart movie which will use camp appropriately to emphasize art, it uses it as an excuse for its low budget. The Room uses camp just because it doesnt know better. Thats why The Room is a so-bad-its-good movie but Sharknado is a BAAAAAD movie that was made to trick audience into thinking that these mistakes or the camp in the movie were innocent when in fact all Asylum movies are made like that because of their incredibly low production value and nature of their movies.

  • Sebastian Rodriguez
    Sebastian Rodriguez 2 months ago +1

    The issue with Sharknado is that as opposed to a smart movie which will use camp appropriately to emphasize art, it uses it as an excuse for its low budget. The Room uses camp just because it doesnt know better. Thats why The Room is a so-bad-its-good movie but Sharknado is a BAAAAAD movie that was made to trick audience into thinking that these mistakes or the camp in the movie were innocent when in fact all Asylum movies are made like that because of their incredibly low production value and nature of their movies.

  • Sebastian Rodriguez
    Sebastian Rodriguez 2 months ago

    The issue with Sharknado is that as opposed to a smart movie which will use camp appropriately to emphasize art, it uses it as an excuse for its low budget. The Room uses camp just because it doesnt know better. Thats why The Room is a so-bad-its-good movie but Sharknado is a BAAAAAD movie that was made to trick audience into thinking that these mistakes or the camp in the movie were innocent when in fact all Asylum movies are made like that because of their incredibly low production value and nature of their movies.

  • Anna H
    Anna H 2 months ago

    Best worst movie EVAR: Roadhouse!

  • Carmen Hershey
    Carmen Hershey 2 months ago

    I’d rather a movie be bad than okay

  • Jakob Gåre
    Jakob Gåre 2 months ago

    Great video! Just gonna throw out an idea: Make a video where you compare a movie that is so bad it's good with a movie that is just plain bad. I see a lot of potential insight.

  • Matthew Sawczyn
    Matthew Sawczyn 2 months ago

    It's not true! These are not bad movies! These are naaaawwt!