Con Air. OMG Con Air

January 14, 2009 by  

Ok, why didn’t anyone demand that I watch Con-Air? I finally stumbled across it last night, and not only did it change my opinions of John Malkovich, Jon Cusack, Steve Buscemi, and the rest of the cast, but it also helped lower my opinion on humanity. My opinion on Nicolas Cage, however, remains exactly the same.

It was so bad, it was actually pretty good; Was that what they were after? If so, bravo. But I just can’t shake the idea that the script was written by one monkey at one typewriter (the other 999 monkeys were on a coffee break, I’d imagine.)

An amazing cast, a terrible movie. Just what the doctor ordered following a 30-hour travel adventure from Los Angeles to Brazil. But seriously, folks, you have to work with me here. As a bad-film aficionado, there just is no excuse for me to go 12 years without seeing a movie like this. Let me know if there are any other classically horrible movies I’ve overlooked (and yes, I saw Madonna’s “Swept Away.” Tres Magnicrap.)



4 Responses to “Con Air. OMG Con Air”

  1. Michael on January 14th, 2009 11:34 am

    If you’re looking for bad movies with great casts, try “Airheads.” Joe Mantenga, Steve Buscemi, Michael Richards (during the height of Seinfeld popularity), Judd Nelson (in an oddly “douchey” guy, rather than “cool” guy role), and Adam Sandler (subdued, not “Billy Madison”).

    There are a few notable cameos (that guy from “Clue,” and that other guy from “Total Recall”), but Brendan Fraser leads the cast, and I suspect I feel the same way about him as you do about Nicolas Cage. It’s really terrible.

    Another series I would recommend is Sharon Stone’s earlier work: “King Solomon’s Mines” and “Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold.” The special effects alone are worth it, if you can find a copy in existence beyond the one I taped from cable back in the late 1980s.

  2. Alex Kramer on January 14th, 2009 12:03 pm

    “Shining Through” with Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith and Liam Neeson is at the top of my list of delightfully bad flicks.

  3. hugh.c.mcbride on January 14th, 2009 5:53 pm

    If you haven’t already seen (and don’t unabashedly looove) Point Break, I may have to reconsider every thought I’ve ever had about you.

  4. William K. Wolfrum Chronicles » Blog Archive » Quick DVD Review: An American Carol on January 28th, 2009 5:37 am

    [...] “An American Carol” is a terrible, terrible movie. And not in the way that “Con Air” and “Red Dawn” are terrible. It’s terrible in the way a snuff film is terrible. If Charles Dickens knew that his classic “A Christmas Carol” would have been used in such a way, he would have become a house painter. [...]

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