- The rise of appreciation for bad brilliant cinema -
I watched the original Godzilla (1954) on the big screen last night. We have a really cool art house cinema in Liverpool called The FACT. Last week I saw ‘Troll Hunter’ which was brilliant (go see it).
I think there has been a big rise in B movie appreciation over the past two years. With films such as ‘Parana 3D’ and ‘Mega shark Vs. Giant Octopus’ becoming a must see amongst friends. Perhaps it is because of the internet that independent films are becoming more loved, people now putting funny or interesting stories above the actual quality of the film.
Maybe it’s due to Tarrantino and Rodriguez’s Grindhouse style leaving a mark on cinema, ‘Planet Terror’ for instance is a multimillion dollar production made to look like a cheap 80s exploration film. The monster genre is coming back and not in the realms of a slick Hollywood remake like the recent King Kong.