Best Worst Movie Review
Written by: Googopqp
20 years a film was made, a film so bad that not even the actors wanted to face what they had made. Even the parents wanted to forget this horrid film. All the critics hated this movie. But now, 20 years later, this film is gaining an audience, a huge audience of die hard fans. And now these people who acted in this film they all wanted to forget have to deal with becoming cult icons to a legion of devoted fans. This film is Troll 2, and this is the documentary based on that movie.
Best Worst Movie follows some of the actors who acted in Troll 2 and wanted to forget it forever. They go to screenings and its about them dealing with the film and its now recent success. Also, the movie is following director Claudio Fragasso in coming to terms with the film he made. And of course, the fans coming to the screenings and expressing their strange love for the film, showing it to all their friends, and even having little Troll 2 parties.
I'm not big into documentaries, but this one was special, it was not only very funny and sometimes sad but also dealt with a genre I liked, bad horror films. And when I say this movie is funny, it really is, maybe its just because I saw it with an excitable audience, but around almost every corner is something to make you laugh. But its also at times sad, and I do mean this. Seeing some of the actors/actresses today and how their lives are just either lonely or just damaged. Robert Ormsby who played Grandpa Seth in the film now lives alone and talks about his life and it makes you feel bad for the guy, as well as Margo Prey who played the mother, I'm not gunna get into too much detail on this as to not ruin part of the documentary, but if you see it you will know what I mean.
But of course, the big name (if you call it that) of this documentary is the small town dentist turned cult icon George Hardy. The film takes most of its time following this man who played the father in Troll 2, and he is a very fun and outgoing person who just makes this movie more enjoyable. He goes to all these screenings and horror conventions (which he hates) and even re-enacts scenes with director of Best Worst Movie and child in Troll 2 Michael Stephenson.
The documentary really gets a lot done in its run time and when it was over I really wanted more. It almost seemed too short because these people had such interesting stories and the film was edited so well that you just wanted to see more. I guess this is a good thing and a bad thing, but at least that just means bonus extras on the DVD release :P
I don't really know what else to say other than go see it for yourself! Even if you havn't seen Troll 2, this is a great documentary. I loved every minute of it and its just really great. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll have a great time with Best Worst Movie. I give it a 9/10!!!!
-Dustin "Googopqp" M.