So what is this Bottom100 shenanigans you've been hearing so much about? Have you asked yourself that yet? If not, don't worry. While not questioning yourself isn't normal, I won't hold it against you. I am asking it for you now, so you got off this one easy, you lazy bum. 

The Bottom100 part of this blog is, quite simply, me, you're devoted spiritual leader, watching and reviewing every single movie on the IMDb Bottom 100 list. As with their well known Top 250 Movies, the concept of the Bottom 100 is a list of movies based on their metascore from user submitted votes, ranging from 1 (worst), to 10 (anti-worst). As opposed to the Top 250, however, the Bottom 100 movies score exceptionally low (>2.0). This is obvious to even the most daft of laymen. Anybody vaguely familiar with IMDb will know that the moviescoring system is a relatively accurate (of course everything is relative (except that statement)) depiction of the movie’s broad appeal. Not saying that they should determine if you or I watch a given movie or not (nor should any review really), but they do give you an idea of what to expect. With the Bottom 100, what to expect was blatantly clear from the word go: absolute cack. And it delivered.

The movies are reviewed with no real prior knowledge of their productions or any reviewing experience besides shouting loud words at people down the pub. I watch the movie of the week, and write a ~1600 word review, sometimes researching the movie a little, if I feel it calls for extra insights. What you will read here, are basically just one completely unbiased, albeit movie-loving, guy’s thoughts on the underbelly of the movie production world. The movies are reviewed chronologically and will spawn an update tagged Bottom100 every Sunday, hopefully. Unless I croak during this adventure. 

So why am I doing this? Did I lose a bet? Was my family held ransom for this project? Have I experienced a vision from a malevolent deity? No, not really. I don't have a perfectly clear idea of why this is happening. It just is, because I enjoy writing, I enjoy movies, and I suppose in a weird way I'm a glutton for punishment. I will most likely hate every single movie in this 100 movie extravaganza, but at least writing about it is therapeutic in a way. And it gives me something to do. Perhaps I can hone my writing skills a little. Build up for something worth people's while. I don't know. Fact of the matter is, this is happening. Deal with it. 

While this blog is mainly, for the time being, concerned with the Bottom 100 thing, I will occasionally post other stuff too. Either amusing anecdotes from my time fighting the Huguenots in the 16th and 17th centuries respectively, or other similarly themed nonsense. But you'll always be able to find what you are looking for, provided you are looking for Bottom 100 stuff, by simply hovering over the following link, and with your index finger (or indeed any of your other digits), click the button on the mouse. The link that needs to be clicked is this one. Here

Update. I understand that the list of movies I'm reviewing is a snapshot of the shittiest movies on IMDb anno 2013. Obviously it's a fluctuating thing, and things have changed. In order for me not to have to keep finding these obscure movies, I've frozen the list in 2013 and when I'm done with those 100, I'll start worrying about what's next. I might do an updated version or just start on something else. We'll see. We will see. I just said that. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018