Friday, July 12, 2013
No love for Sharknado
Unlike many people, I did not watch Sharknado on SyFy last night. It's true, I don't have cable, so even if I wanted to, I wouldn't have been able to see it. So this isn't a review. I had thought to go off on a diatribe against the studio that produced the film, but I'm not even going to do that. IF you are interested in the films The Asylum makes, look them up yourself. I'm not even going to provide a link. That's on you.
The thing is, as a horror fan, I love some really bad movies. Thankfully, some of these movies have become classics and let to bigger and better things for the folks behind them. The Evil Dead is a great example. And where would any 20th century horror fan be without Roger Corman? We can all admit that Corman produced some garbage in his heyday. So if you loved Sharknado or Paranormal Entity, fine. The great thing about this country is that you can like whatever movies you want to like. You can read and enjoy whatever books you want to read and so on. You have that right, just as The Asylum has the right to produce the movies they do (with the exception of all the times they've been sued for ripping off other films). I realize that sometimes you can't afford the name brand product and have to settle for the store brand imitation. I get it.
If you did watch Sharknado and legitimately liked it (so bad, it's good arguments don't count in this case), I want to know why. Comments are welcome. Let's hear it.