Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Badi (1983)

How bad is it? It's a Turkish rip-off of "E.T." with one truly enormous flaw.
Should you see it? It has some laughs, if you can find a version dubbed or subtitled.
This shot of the creature isn't typical.

There are at least two Turkish "E.T." films and this is the worse of the two I've seen. It follows the plot of the American film rather closely, but suffers from an incredibly small budget. It's big problem is that the supposedly loveable creature is horribly unappealing, reminding me of the short-lived Chris Elliot TV show "Get a Life" that had an episode with an alien monster called "Spewy" that kept trying to kill him, but which he insisted was loveable. Amazingly, this film manages to be better than the original in one respect; there are positive adult characters in this film, something sorely lacking in the original!

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