(06-11-2014, 01:00 PM)Dawning Wrote: Ya I have this too. Sometimes movies are just so, so, so bad it's like they do a full 360 and end up being good ironically.
Lots of American films from the 80s are like this. American popular culture from the 80s is so fucking lame lmao, as well as pretty much everything Corey Feldman has ever done:
This isn't a movie but it's the kid from the previous trailer singing pop music and it is the most mind-blowingly bad (in a funny way) shit you will see.
Bollywood is amazingly cheesy and shit too ya. It's Indian film trying to be American film right? Why? I'm sure Indians can make way better films than Hollywood trash
1) I sincerely enjoyed Robocop and the Christopher Reeve Superman movies at one point in time
2) Excuse me while I go vomit because I laughed too hard.
3) Bollywood =/= Indian cinema as a whole. When you look past Bollywood, Indian cinema is downright amazing. The thing with Bollywood is the fact that it doesn't really hold up well in modern times. It's a hark back to traditional Indian theatre. Epics like the Mahabarata would be adapted into a play and for moments of the story riddled with exposition, there would a few musical numbers to help make things more entertaining. Traditions don't exactly mesh well with modern times. What makes an old Bollywood film enjoyable is the fact that most of them usually stick to very traditional stories/concepts, like an incompetent son learning responsibility or a classic love triangle. The settings and the surroundings don't stray too far from traditions/ideals from back then. These kinds of films would often take place in rural villages, small towns, or way out in the countryside. Nowadays, those kinds of settings don't appeal to a younger audience. So Bollywood has attempted to mix together traditions in modern times, and it really doesn't work out all that well most of the time. Nowadays, that's even more readily apparent as Bollywood films start to become more... raunchy (featuring the likes of scantily clad women, half-naked men with abs covered in oil, "edgy" hip-hop dancers, etc.). There's a handy little video
that explains all this stuff in greater detail.
That's not to say that there aren't Bollywood films that aren't good because there are quite a few that I still thoroughly enjoy to this very day like Kal Ho Naa Ho, Lucky: No Time for Love, Kyon Ki, and Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. However, those films actually deviated from the modern Bollywood standard to some degree and tried new things (most of which actually did work). Even then, those films aren't exactly the best because well... they're not 100% original.