It's Thursday! Time for It's Thursday! Time for Movie Picks. If you're new to this, Thursday Movie Picks is a fantastic series hosted by Wanderer at Wandering Through the Shelves, where each week she picks a theme and we all choose 3 movies that we feel fit.
Some days, I just can’t handle a mind-bending thriller, a romance guaranteed to make me sob into my cup of tea, or an action that’s going to make my knuckles go white. Some days, I just need to watch something fun, and I don’t mean a comedy. I mean a movie that is undeniably terrible, but so darn enjoyable to watch! That’s what we’re celebrating this week, movies so bad they’re good.
I’ve actually got a theme within the theme this week, and it’s all to do with soundtracks. I’m a sucker for a catchy tune, and so there are a few movies I can think of that were of course terrible, but still brilliant to watch because of the soundtrack!
Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)
What is essentially an extended episode of the Hannah Montana TV series, there was absolutely no need for this movie. I’ve never watched any of the show, but I was on a long plane journey, and as a Miley Cyrus fan at the time, this seemed a reasonable way to pass the time. It was terrible of course, predictable in every sense with a plot only a 13 year old could love, but coupled with a cheesy soundtrack, I loved it! I’ve even got a couple of the songs in my iTunes library...in fact, both Jenna and I love the song Hoedown Throwdown!
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
I almost feel pretty bad for including this, but it’s only after becoming a real movie fan that I’ve come to realise The Pick of Destiny was not a good movie. It's goofy in every sense, I mean, unless cock pushups are an actual thing (guys?) but the soundtrack that goes along with it is so good! This was my college gang’s favourite movie for a long time, and if you start playing anything by Tenacious D we all get fuzzy nostalgic feels.
Do you love Disney? Do you want to see some of your favourite characters completely butchered on screen? Want to be filled with self loathing as you find yourself tapping your feet to an impossibly catchy tune? If your answer to any of these is yes, I’m a little worried for you, but well done for your honesty. It’s clear that Descendants is made for the younglings, which gives me no excuse for actually sitting through it, but I still find myself humming the tune to ‘Rotten to the Core’. I’ll grab my coat...