Right about now you are wondering, ” I never saw the trailer for that” or
” That’s a movie I would like to see!!” or ” Was Nicholas Cage in that movie?”
Well before you start handing over your cash, it might be time to think again.
So what am I talking about, well I am talking about the movies that last less than 90 minutes in lenght. But before I really get started please discount most animation, documentaries or short films as most tend to be fairly good. Getting clearer?
Yes these particular movies as a general rule are bad, we are not even talking so bad there good or fit into the cult status. No these are just bad full stop. Let’s get real here
for a minute no one says ” I am going make a bad movie, but it happens”
So here below is a handy checklist for why things go so horribly wrong.
– We had a brilliant idea and we got the green light from the studio, but they got nervous and withdrew or cut our funding. But we thought we’ve started it, so darn it we will finish it!!
– We had a friend of a friend, who said I know someone who could a good movie script, turns out they really were not all that good and no amount of CGI or Special Effects are going to save this movie!!
– The director/main star/producer left the project due to ” creative differences”, insert other assorted people who left the movie set for the same reason.
– We had someone who worked on a bigger movie previously and they did quite a good job on that, so maybe they will sprinkle some of their magic pixie dust on this one too!!
Now of course there are countless other reasons why movies turn bad,how long have we got. So should you happen to glance at the running time and think” Oooh, I can make my bus or train home with time to spare”, well think again and go to that slightly longer movie and get a taxi home instead!!
P.s As with everything in life there are always exceptions to the 80 minute rule, but these blog post tend to be quite short and I am not go through the whole of cinema history!!