Shunned Cinema is a semi-regular (meaning whenever I come around to it) series where I liveblog a film that for some reason or another has been critically derided and generally has an aura of shame about it. These are the kids with lice. There's a whispered sense of banishment--stay away from them. I wanted to know why. Why the bad reps? So I watch the movies, update on Twitter, and post the sweded versions transcripts here. Shunned Cinema.
For some reason the other night I decided to watch Supergirl (Jeannot Szwarc, 1984) and liveblog the experience via Twitter. The motives for this decision remain unclear, even to me. Supergirl represents those films I ignored during my Peter O'Toole-a-Thon, mostly because I had heard it was terrible and the O'Toole participation was tantamount to an expositional dialogue-spewing, English-accented cameo for gravitas. Which it was.
But I was kind of pleasantly surprised by the film. It was kind of delightfully innocent and campy and I didn't end up hating it at all. Its IMDb rating is unfairly low. Supergirl is completely watchable, even to someone like me who's not a huge fan of the fantasy genre and not intimately acquainted with the Superman family on film. And the film is not without it's charms. In fact, I had so much unexpected fun liveblogging, I think whenever I come across a "bad" film, I'll liveblog it and post the sweded version here.
Make sure you read the tweets from the bottom, or else the movie won't make any sense (not that it does anyway). Enjoy!