Cracked offers up a list of 7 words only bad movies have in the title. It’s not bad as far as it goes, but:
- The seven words (which may be gleaned from the title of this post) are 100% from Guy Flick titles. And, you know, fair enough. But you could probably come up with a similar list for Chick Flick titles (“Heart” and “Love” both come to mind).
- Even by that standard, I bet there are more crappy movies with the “Fighter” than “Ninja” in the title.
- Horror movies are insufficiently represented. “Dark” and “Blood” (Blood Simple and a few others excepted) would likely yield a crapload of crap. And don’t get me started on “Shark”. Has there ever been an actual good movie with “Shark” in the title?)
- Despite what the article says, any Hong Kong movie with “Cop” in the title starring Jackie Chan is pretty much guaranteed to be awesome.
(Hat tip: Bill Crider, though his link is a little off.)