I am being very generous with my grade. Here’s why: I enjoyed this. I enjoyed this bad movie. This movie is 100% implausible; the characters are either unmotivated and underwritten or their plot points are jammed in with the subtlety of an offshore oil rig. That said, when you are in each scene it is good fun to watch. Kinda like watching an old movie on TV and thinking, “boy, this is corny, but it’s how they did it back then.” Also, there’s a fine line between verisimilitude and ungodly product placement.
Squirm (1976), Jeff Lieberman, C+
January 15, 2006
Who Wants To Be My Friend?
January 15, 2005
Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy, VOY 6
November 22, 2009
Let He Who Is Without Sin…, DS9 5
December 7, 2008
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