It’s a very weird balance to strike in Hollywood, but every once in a while a gem pops out in the most unusual of places. A movie gets made that should fail for every reason conceivable – bad acting, bad effects, bad story – but somehow manages to be so bad that it becomes an instant classic and an actual enjoyable experience to watch. While most of the time that’s very much an unintentional side effect of a perfect storm of incompetence, we’re seeing more and more movies that are doubling down and taking the risk of trying to purposefully make a movie good by making it bad. Confused? Keep on reading and you’ll see what I mean.
Having your movie called the Citizen Kane of bad movies sounds like it’s not a compliment, but it’s actually one of the biggest compliments you can give a man. Tommy Wiseau has managed to make a movie so bad he was instantly immortalized for it and let there be no doubt about it: The Room truly is a bad movie. The movie is pretty much an hour-and-a-half long meme and an endless source of speculation how a movie could end up so bad.