Have you ever read or heard this statement while reading a movie review or while talking with someone about a movie? I have, several times, but I can't actually use it. I don't see how a bad movie can be so bad that it's actually good... Maybe it's just me. For example Cube 2, End of Days, Hercules in New York, Laurel Canyon, Mamma Mia!, are, among many others, some of the worst movies I have ever seen. I could never say that these movies are so bad that they are in fact good.
What about you? Do you agree with the statement 'So bad it's good.'? Have you ever used it? If yes, for what movies and why?
Plan 9 from Outer Space is the only one I can think of at the moment.
In my opinion, "So Bad It's Good" implies a good dose of (intentional or not) campiness - otherwise it's just bad.
Yeah I agree. If I'm laughing AT the movie, I'm still laughing, so still somewhat having a good time. That's the only time I might say that it's so bad it's good.
Examples include "In the Name of the King" and "Roadhouse".
Unbelievably awful movies, yet really really funny (unintentionally).