Superweapon VII said:
Starcrash. I’ve finally watched a sci fi film that is worse than the Star Wars Holiday Special. One of the worst films i have ever seen, worse than At the Earth’s Core even.
This movie has a cult following, and I just don’t get it. Caroline Munro’s hot. Big whoop. T&A alone can’t elevate a bad movie to so-bad-it’s-good.
Maybe it depends on the crowd, but I remember seeing it at a special screening with a few hundred B-movie fans and thought it was hilarious.
I did some binge-watching on a lot of B-movies and Roger Corman movies last year (Star Crash being one of them), and my experiences are hit-or-miss. It either entertains me or it doesn’t. I’ve watched plenty of b-movies that left me bored despite the rabid fanbase. While other times, I watch one that is universally despised by everyone else, but ends up being an unintentional comedy riot that makes my night.
I guess when it comes to b-movies, it truly is a subjective experience, even more so than with more “artistic” films. When you watch a movie that’s supposed to be good, there is a real effort to make it something more universally applicable to everyone. This is why people take it personally when someone says they hate, say, The Shawshank Redemption. That’s rarely the case with a cheesy b-movie where rookie mistakes are made on a consistent basis. Either those technical blunders are gonna get a laugh out of you, or you’re just gonna notice their existence and be reminded you’re not invested in what’s going on.
Tl;dr: the entertainment level of a b-movie is variable in my world, and if someone doesn’t like Star Crash, I understand why. Not everyone has to laugh at the same things.