Best Worst Movie

Troll 2, George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox, Tommy Bice, Lila Graves, Laura Gulledge, Merry Hardy, Michael Stephenson

Best Worst Movie: a look back at the making of Troll 2, a movie so bad and infamous that it’s been slowly snowballing into a must-see cult movie, at least in America. The most important piece of info is that the doc’s director is the child-star from Troll 2 (and doesn’t seem to have been too busy since) so the overall feel of the movie leans heavily on navel gazing and fanboy. In saying that, there’s plenty to enjoy in here; lots of ‘highlights’ / ‘lowlights’ from the film itself; seeing the cast get back together after years apart; and being inside a few fan screenings – which looks like it’d be great fun to watch, not unlike the experience of watching The Room. The most entertaining part however is seeing the Italian director (Claudio Fragasso) still taking the film seriously, having steadfast pride in making what’s others have been categorically calling the ‘worst movie ever’… he just goads critics, and calls everyone dogs etc. The biggest misstep is that there’s an uncomfortable 10 mins or so focusing on an unstable ‘cat lady’, which severely shifts the tone, and should have probably been cut. Overall, this documentary’s heart is in the right place, but  at most there’s a good 50-minute DVD bonus feature in there; and lots of random or boring sections that have little context and are of no interest for non-fans. It does make you want to see Troll 2 though…

Score: 4/10

Troll 2 222 , George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox, Tommy Bice, Lila Graves, Laura Gulledge, Merry Hardy, Michael Stephenson

SOME FAMOUS LINES OF DIALOGUE FROM THE MOVIE

“They’re eating her… and then they’re going to eat me… OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!”

“A double-decker bologna sandwich!”

“Nilbog! It’s goblin spelled backwards! This is their kingdom!”

“They’re eating my mom!”

“Do you see this writing…? Do you know what it means…? Hospitality. And you can’t piss on hospitality! I WON’T ALLOW IT!”

Troll 2 2#, George Hardy, Lily Hardy, Pita Ray, Micki Knox, Tommy Bice, Lila Graves, Laura Gulledge, Merry Hardy, Michael Stephenson

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4 comments
  1. It may be out of genre, but I’d have to cast a vote for Napoleon Dynamite.

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    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      Interesting, I HATED that first time round, but watched it again and enjoyed it. Seems to get funnier when you know what’s coming up.

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  2. No, has to be Interstellar.

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    • Paragraph Film Reviews said:

      I’ve not seen that yet, but can’t believe it’s the Best worst Movie made? Nolan is a hero!!!!

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