Midweek Mouth-off: Talking trashy movies

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Last week there was quite a divisive reaction to the trailer for Piranha 3DD. Some couldn’t wait for the purposefully stupid exploitation flick; others instantly dismissed it as a steaming turd…

Given how heated the debate got, today’s question is: What do you think about Trash Cinema Tributes – all those movies like Machete, Piranha 3D, Hobo With a Shotgun and the Grindhouse double of Planet Terror and Death Proof, that try to look as cheap and nasty as possible? How do you feel about paying full price to watch films that are deliberately designed to be straight-to-DVD bad?  Do you worry that by supporting them, audience’s are encouraging Hollywood to keep churning out Z-grade drek? Or does nothing matter more to you than having fun, even if that enjoyment is of the “so bad it’s good” kind?

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Last Updated: March 7, 2012

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