So basically like our favorite "bad movie" movies? Like a non-sports example: "The Animal" that movie that starred Rob Schneider & one time Survivor contestant Colleen Haskell? I actually liked that movie somewhat.
For sports, BASEketball is a good example. Also, Space Jam? Does that count as a "bad" movie, or simply one with mixed opinions. A lot of people liked it, but a lot of people thought it was too silly. (Then again, you could say the exact same thing about Rocky IV, and maybe a couple of the other Rocky movies as well. )
I don't know why BASEketball gets a bad rap. Even from Matt and Trey. It's legit laugh out loud funny through out the whole movie.
I think it actually became funnier as I got older, and noticed all the gags that I missed or didn't get when I saw it as a fourteen-year-old or however old I was the first time I saw it. What I initially saw as a goofy screwball comedy turned out to be a pretty sharp and astute - not to mention hysterically funny - satire of the role of money in sports. I'd rank it up there with Homer At The Bat for me in that respect.
"Major League II" is now on Netflix and man, it's such a desecration of "Major League," which I consider to be the best baseball movie of all-time.
- Roger Dorn has gone from an aging veteran looking to cash out and retire to live off his millions to an effite ninny who can barely hold a bat in his hands. He buys the team in the off-season after it becomes public knowledge that Rachel Phelps' sole intent was to have the Indians lose so she could relocate the franchise to Florida, only he overpaid for the team, so he sells the club back to Rachel, who somehow gets the full approval of Major League Baseball to buy the team back despite it being public knowledge that last season she wanted the team to lose so she could relocate the team to Florida.
- Oh, and remember how the Indians in "Major League" were this destitute organization living off scraps and playing in a garbage dump of a ballpark last season? Well now they play in a brand-new, state-of-the-art stadium. That's never explained.
- Willie Mays Hayes is now an entirely different human being. I get that Wesley Snipes had become an A-list actor by the time "Major League II" was released, but they couldn't have explained away his absence by saying he was traded or signed elsewhere? They had so many avenues, but instead just replaced him with an actor that looks nothing like him.
- There's a young rookie catcher who can't throw the ball back to the pitcher. It says a lot about the Indians' player development that this player has risen through the ranks of their farm system and no one has noticed that he can't get the ball back to the mound, and here he is breaking camp with the big-league club.
And despite these enormous, major, glaring flaws, and it being arguably worse than the sequel that came out a few years later - "Major League: Back to the Minors" - I've probably watched it three times in the last week.