History YMMV / Xanadu

3rd Oct '17 3:48:24 PM ClintEastwood
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* GenreKiller: The movie's failure killed the musical as a creditable genre for almost ''25 years''.



* VindicatedByCable: The movie was trashed by critics but it picked up its core audience on pay cable channels. Especially in the early 80s era, when HBO (which until 1981 didn't even operate on a 24-hour schedule) had a very small library of movies to air.
23rd Sep '17 8:38:12 PM MrMediaGuy2
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* JustHereForGodzilla: Many Creator/DonBluth fans enjoy the film just for the animated sequence he did.
8th Aug '17 10:46:33 PM mlsmithca
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* DeaderThanDisco: A literal example: the film was conceived and produced at the height of disco's popularity, but had the misfortune to come out at the ''exact'' time it's popularity nosedived. Critics destroyed it, and the general public was so sick of disco that they didn't bother. Had it not been for those young gay men who enjoyed it for the hot mess that it was, it'd have probably faded entirely into obscurity.

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* DeaderThanDisco: A literal example: the film was conceived and produced at the height of disco's popularity, but had the misfortune to come out at the ''exact'' time it's its popularity nosedived. Critics destroyed it, and the general public was so sick of disco that they didn't bother. Had it not been for those young gay men who enjoyed it for the hot mess that it was, it'd have probably faded entirely into obscurity.



* SoBadItsGood: Despite the film's many flaws, it manages to be entertaining. As a double-bill alongside ''Film/CantStopTheMusic'' (another disco musical that toplined the Music/VillagePeople), it inspired John Wilson to create the Golden Raspberry Awards. Perhaps a telling sign of the film's quality is the fact that he admits to re-watching it once in a while.
** Of course, the fact that Wilson named "Suspended in Time" the Worst Song of the Year is laughable.

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* SoBadItsGood: Despite the film's many flaws, it manages to be entertaining. As a double-bill alongside ''Film/CantStopTheMusic'' (another disco musical that toplined the Music/VillagePeople), it inspired John Wilson to create the Golden Raspberry Awards. Perhaps a telling sign of the film's quality is the fact that he admits to re-watching it once in a while.
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while. Of course, the fact that Wilson named "Suspended in Time" the Worst Song of the Year is laughable.



* VindicatedByCable: The movie was trashed by critics but it picked up its core audience on pay cable channels.
** Especially in the early 80s era, when HBO (which until 1981 didn't even operate on a 24-hour schedule) had a very small library of movies to air.

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* VindicatedByCable: The movie was trashed by critics but it picked up its core audience on pay cable channels.
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channels. Especially in the early 80s era, when HBO (which until 1981 didn't even operate on a 24-hour schedule) had a very small library of movies to air.
2nd Jul '17 3:04:57 PM TonyG
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* SoBadItsGood: Despite the film's many flaws, it manages to be entertaining. As a double-bill alongside ''Can't Stop the Music'' (another disco musical that toplined the Music/VillagePeople), it inspired John Wilson to create the Golden Raspberry Awards. Perhaps a telling sign of the film's quality is the fact that he admits to re-watching it once in a while.

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* SoBadItsGood: Despite the film's many flaws, it manages to be entertaining. As a double-bill alongside ''Can't Stop the Music'' ''Film/CantStopTheMusic'' (another disco musical that toplined the Music/VillagePeople), it inspired John Wilson to create the Golden Raspberry Awards. Perhaps a telling sign of the film's quality is the fact that he admits to re-watching it once in a while.
10th Dec '16 7:25:40 AM NWolfman
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugsWhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Though considering the era, cocaine probably ''was'' involved, just not in the creative process.
6th Dec '16 6:31:40 PM NWolfman
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* DeaderThanDisco: A literal example: the film was conceived and produced at the height of disco's popularity, but had the misfortune to come out at the ''exact'' time it's popularity nosedived. Critics destroyed it, and the general public was so sick of disco that they didn't bother, except for those ten-year-old Tropers who didn't care.

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* DeaderThanDisco: A literal example: the film was conceived and produced at the height of disco's popularity, but had the misfortune to come out at the ''exact'' time it's popularity nosedived. Critics destroyed it, and the general public was so sick of disco that they didn't bother, except bother. Had it not been for those ten-year-old Tropers young gay men who didn't care.enjoyed it for the hot mess that it was, it'd have probably faded entirely into obscurity.
29th May '16 8:51:12 PM Twiddler
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* FanYay


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29th Apr '16 4:28:45 AM aye_amber
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* SoBadItsGood: Despite the film's many flaws, it manages to be entertaining. As a double-bill alongside ''Can't Stop the Music'' (another disco musical that toplined the VillagePeople), it inspired John Wilson to create the Golden Raspberry Awards. Perhaps a telling sign of the film's quality is the fact that he admits to re-watching it once in a while.

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* SoBadItsGood: Despite the film's many flaws, it manages to be entertaining. As a double-bill alongside ''Can't Stop the Music'' (another disco musical that toplined the VillagePeople), Music/VillagePeople), it inspired John Wilson to create the Golden Raspberry Awards. Perhaps a telling sign of the film's quality is the fact that he admits to re-watching it once in a while.
19th Nov '15 7:35:22 PM RAraya
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* GenreKiller: The movie's failure killed the musical as a creditable genre for almost ''25 years''.
11th Nov '15 3:11:30 PM DragonQuestZ
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The movie is full of them.



* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs

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