Some objectively bad movies i enjoyed revisiting for no reason i can comprehend other than my childhood, mostly:
Getting Even With Dad [6/10]
This is the kind of movie they don't really make anymore. Most would argue for good reason =)
It was a staple of the 90's and films like this were made in the 80's and maybe moreso the 90's in an attempt to connect with a younger audience, where the message was, kids are smart, resourceful, adventurous and capable of driving a story. Kids just want to be taken seriously and these movies provided an outlet for that.
This one was a hodgepodge of many themes and a metric ton of tropes, which would be bad news if casting didn't deliver and the supporting characters didn't ham it up with fun performances
Ted Danson puts on a fun display as an ex con cake designer looking for one last score. You can see he's having fun and it helps the movie. Macaulay Culkin is being himself, somewhat reprising a slightly more mature Kevin McCallister, and it works, but nothing to write home about.
The plot is actually amusing in design and creative enough if a bit asinine. There are good helpings of blundering numbskullery, and given the right actors (Saul Rubinek as Bobby steals the show), it doesn't come off as annoying. I'd say this is a good one to jump back to an interesting time in cinema if you aren't in the mood for anything else and are okay watching something stupid once in a while. But be warned, going in with any expectations at all will probably ruin this for most.
Son in Law [5.2/10]
Pauly Shore. This was a thing. The perpetual fish out of water. Probably one of the better of his movies and arguably the godfather of the Fish Out of Water Quadrilogy (no, Bio-Dome doesn't count). Highlights include Kelly Kapowski strip tease, wheezing on grindage, "Oh, I don't wanna be rude or anything, but, Mrs. Warner, you're givin' me a semi."
At the end of the day, these movies send a positive message and are a good stupid watch. Personally, I like In The Army Now better.
You Don't Mess With The Zohan [6.5/10]
Probably a 6 at most, but an extra half a point for the chutzpah.
This movie is insane or rather absurd. I have no idea how it even got made. But i'm kind of glad it did. I applaud someone taking a bit of a chance something this ridiculous. Rob Schneider and John Turturro as Palestinian national would be terrorist assassin greedy cab driver and terrorist extraordinaire, respectively; Adam Sandler, huge, silky smooth and persistently positively smiling, pretzel-izes people and threatens Paul Mitchell.
Visual comedy that should insult practically everyone and likely insults no one. That's probably an accomplishment. Grab a container of hummus, turn off your brain a bit and give this one a shot, you can only be horribly disappointed
End of the day, it's hard to recommend any of these for people to spend their time or money on, but at the same time, its a great break from general cinema to see how broad the art form is and, for the first two, a real generation of the history.