Friday, March 4, 2011

The Room

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

The Room - 5 out of 5

WHY HAVE I NOT REVIEWED THIS GEM SOONER?!?

This movie is the lord and ruler of all bad movies! It forces films like Birdemic: Shock and Terror, Troll 2 and Mega-Piranha to bow before it like it is Zod! This movie is so bad on such a epic and cosmic scale that it is FANTASTIC!

Everything from the acting, story and technical aspects of filmmaking suck in this film but that's not the only reason this movie is great. What makes this movie so awesome is the fact it wasn't made ironically but amateur filmmaker Tommy Wiseau (also star, writer and director of this movie) was trying to make a serious film but when he failed and the film became a cult idol of bad film worship, he claimed that was his intention. And don't even get me started on the fact that this film has some of the BEST midnight screenings in the history of bad movies and midnight screenings. Seriously, if you get a chance to see it at a theater cool enough to show it, do NOT miss it. Skip work, divorce your husband/wife and leave your kids with a sitter or even a Catholic Priest--that's right, leave your kids with a rapist all in order to see one of the greatest bad movies EVER MADE!!!

I already said the film is incredibly poorly made and therein lies the charm of this film. The acting is just atrocious--especially from the film's frontman and maker; Tommy Wiseau who has an accent that is flipping impossible to pinpoint the origin of. There's also the tragedy (all comedy is tragedy, remember) that comes in the fact that some of the actors in this film are really trying like this will be their big break. But the fun doesn't stop there! This movie is so bad, you can make a drinking game out of it. Drink every time Tommy's character Johnny says, "Oh hai" or drink whenever a character says, "Don't worry about it." There's also the humor in the script itself as Wiseau tries, and fails, to put social commentary into the film like he is making the next Citizen Kane. And, unlike other bad movies, you don't need to be high or drunk to find it funny or watchable. This movie is so bad and so full of moments that will entertain that you can be stone-cold sober and find it absolutely HILARIOUS!!

Honestly, from beginning to end, this movie is awesome-sauce with a side of bacon! This movie is narwhals fighting Godzilla--it is that EPIC when it comes to its badness and entertainment value. Everything from the cheesy music played during the disturbing sex scenes to the awkward men throwing a football from three feet apart is pure, uncut cinema GOLD! If you even have a slight interest in movies or if you have a heroin-like addiction to bad movies (like I do) you have no excuse to NOT see this one.

Oh hai, great bad movie!

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