Sunday, December 18, 2011

Jason and Shawn review: Alien 3000 and Groundhog Day

Alien 3000

Shawn: Every group of friends have their rules of friendship. Jason earned his friends' points by introducing Alien 3000 to me because he and Anthony Michael Bosa believe it's the worst movie ever made. Any movie that opens with a boob shot followed by some decent gore can't be the worst movie ever. But this is a shit movie; one of the worst I've seen in a long time. Aside from the gore and boobies, everything else about it is pretty bad. The worst thing is everyone in the movie takes it so seriously despite how bad it all is. This rates an Ugly, but The Lady with the Terrible Titties is still worse.

Jason: Worst. Movie. Ever. I thought that when Anthony Michael Bosa showed it to me in 2005 after claiming the same. And I think it now after doing my due diligence and showing it to dude. It's a study in bad. Bad acting. Bad direction. Bad special effects. Bad dialogue. Bad idea. It steals elements from Aliens, Predator and Independence Day among others and does so with malice. I can understand if people believe there are worse movies out there. But to me, this is as shitty as a shit movie can get. And I believe everyone should see it once to understand just how bad cinema can be. An Ugly on this one!

Groundhog Day

Shawn: The concept of this movie is what makes it required viewing. I'd actually rate it a Bad because you either dig Bill Murray (I do) or you don't and it's only funny in parts. But the idea of being given a chance to make everything in your life right is fascinating. It's like being asked "What would you do with a million dollars?" and seeing the answer played out on screen. Watching this movie movie will eliminate the douchebag in all of us, and not many movies are like that. Hence it's a movie to see before you die.

Jason: This is something we don't have a lot of in The Basement: a nice movie. A feel-good movie. Something to learn from and be inspired by. This is more of a Christmas movie than most traditional Christmas movies. No one plays an asshole like Bill Murray. Andie MacDowell can't act to save her life but she's definitely a girl worth pursuing. There's something I've always liked about her. I can't put my finger on it, other than she's exceptionally hot. And she's likable. This movie is a Good. It's inspiring and funny, and you gotta love a combination like that!

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