Snabbled from...somewhere. What's your guilty pleasure? List 5 movies/TV shows you have a hard time justifying. Don't justify them....just tell us why you love 'em.
1. The first one that comes to mind is of course Independence Day
. There's so much wrong with this movie, from the science to the attitude, but there's also so much to love. Irresistibly quotable. It doesn't pass the Bechdel test,
really, but I do like the female characters all the same. Plus, doggie!
. Whatever you have to say about this movie, I don't want to hear it. The concept's original, or if not is a riff off an obscure British kids' book
, and I do enjoy a good postapocalyptic tale. I adore Bohdai; that was exactly the sort of thing I wished to have happen to me when I was a kid. Heck, I'd take it now
. And I love how the good side wins against terrible odds.
3. Time Trax
, which has not aged well. On a recent rewatch I was appalled by its attitude towards women. And yet, Dale Midkiff still makes me melt, and he had the gift (and still might!) of treating the stock female characters who passed through as real
in a way I find hard to describe. Also, the vision of the future was pretty interesting.
4. The Boy Who Could Fly
, which never was appreciated as much as I thought it should be. Because it's spot-on, in so many ways, and yet doesn't quite do the expected thing, much to my everlasting delight. Also, have you noticed the cast
, which is an object of much scorn, but by golly it's fun.
And contrary to common expectations, Ms. Jolie can act, and quite well too. And I always want to know more about Razor and Blade. Plus, any club where you can rollerskate inside is cool.