Bede’s Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon #68: Gotti

Hey, everyone! Welcome to my 68th edition of my Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon series, which is also the very first one of 2019! I have sincerely apologise for the lateness of this edition. I was going to have this online at the end of January as planned but due to both work and personal life being during that time and in early February, so wasn’t able to post it until now. Now back in January here on, I said I was going to do a special Bad Films Of 2018 themed edition of the column in honour of all the awful films that were released in cinemas throughout 2018. I posted up a poll with three bad 2018 movies on it and I said that whichever one out of those three had the highest votes, I would watch and live-tweet for this column. Well, the votes are in and you all have spoken. For this instalment of Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon, you guys wanted me to watch and live-tweet… GOTTI! Did John Travolta make another bad film that’s almost as infamous as BATTLEFIELD EARTH? Whose idea was it sign on ‘E’ from the T.V. show ENTOURAGE as the film’s director? Read on and find out! Enjoy!

Bede @BedeJermyn

I know I’ve said this many times before but I’m going to say it again: is it too late for me to not watch this film?

From the production company that brought you all those straight-to-VOD films where Bruce Willis appears in for 5 minutes comes… GOTTI.

Oh, geez. Where not even 30 seconds in and this film is already trying to ripoff GOODFELLAS with the narration and break-the-fourth-wall meta approach.

I like how in these flashbacks where Gotti is in his 20s, they hide 60 something John Travolta in the shadows so we don’t see how old he looks.

I like how Travolta’s old Gotti sounds like he’s got a mouth full of mash potatoes as he talks.

Geez, I’m only 10 minutes into this film and we’re had more flashbacks/flash forwards in the entirety of cinema.

I don’t how accurate this film is to the true events, but I’m going to assume that both BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY and GREEN BOOK are more accurate to their true events than this film is.

Is it just me or does Travolta’s old man Gotti make up looks very similar to Thanos? 🤔

Poor Kelly Preston. Not only did husband John Travolta tried to bring you down with BATTLEFIELD EARTH, he has to bring you down again with this film too.

You know it’s doesn’t surprise me that former ENTOURAGE star Kevin Connolly directed GOTTI because this looks and feels like one of the fake film that Vinny Chase would have starred in on the show.

So… Many… Mafia… Film… Cliches.

Stacy Keach: legend.

It has to say something that I’ve seen pornos with better and realistic production values than this film.

Wow. This is least lively night club I have ever seen in a film ever.

Ummm… How did that car not see Gotti’s kid ride around on his bike before he ran him over? It’s not that hard to see him.

I know this is meant to be a really sad and tragic scene but I can’t help but be distracted by Kelly Preston’s very large wig.

Oh, man. Kelly Preston is gunning for that Razzie right now.

I like how you can see the exact literal hairline of Travolta’s obvious wig.

Oh, geez. It looks like other Travolta and Preston, everyone else in this film is also wearing a really bad wig as well.

Yep, it’s official. Stacy Keach is onscreen, the film is a tad more watchable.

30 minutes into this film and I think ‘fuck’ has been muttered at least 200 times or so.

“Is John Travolta going to have to slap a bitch?!!!”

Yeah… Character actor Pruit Taylor Vince needs way better movie roles than this.

Hey, Gotti! The Joker called and he wants his purple jacket back!

“I’m 16” You are not bloody 16! You look at least 30!

Ummm… Did Travolta just do the jerk-off sign?! 👀

Wait, they killed off Stacy Keach?! He was the only good part of this film!

I swear one of the extras in this funeral scene looks like Tucker Carson.

Wait, hold the phone! Did the film just reuse the same shot of two people walking down the street from earlier in the film but flip it around?! Wooooowwww.

You know for a film with a lot going on, it sure feels like nothing interesting is happening at all.

Umm… How can those people in the restaurant can’t literally see or hear someone shot to death outside? It’s not that hard to miss it through those giant front windows.

Wow. I never thought I’d ever see a car explosion so dull in execution but somehow, this film manage to do it.

Even that torture scene was dull.

Geez, this film looks visually murky. Even some of the day scenes look like were shot at night time.

Me watching this film.

You know what? I’m starting to be convinced that John Travolta based his performance on Donald Trump, not John Gotti.

Yeah… 1980s wedding dresses looked absolutely awful.

Yeah, sorry filmmakers. No matter who much you actual news footage from the period, it’s not going make your film feel more authentic.

I like how the score for this film sounds like the temp scores that you use for a film’s early test screening.

Yeah… Kelly Preston I like you but please, don’t ever do another New York accent again. It’s… Not the best.

Hmmm… Am the only one that think that the score that’s playing right now sound strangely similar to Metallica’s song “Nothing Else Matters”.

Yep. You can definitely see Travolta trying to gun for that Oscar in this scene… Yeah.. That ain’t going to happen, mate.

Yeah… I don’t like the fact that this film tries to paint John Gotti as some kind of *hero*. There’s something very wrong about that.

I like how John Gotti Jr.’s son looks about the exact same age as his dad.

So… What was the point of the opening/closing meta break-the-fourth-wall scenes again? They added nothing to the film.

Yeah… the credits to this film pretty much tell you everything you need to know about it since it has 23 people listed as a Executive Producer.

Well, that’s end of the film. You know for a film that’s meant to be the definitive take of the most infamous gangsters of all time, this absolutely boring. It feels it would have been suited on the Hallmark channel than cinemas.

Oh, it also has to say something when Pitbull (yes, the rapper of the same name) did the score for this film. It tells you everything about it really.

I hope everyone enjoyed reading this 68 edition of my Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon! Keep a look out later this February for my 69th edition, which I could be doing on one of the following three bad films: THE CAT IN THE HAT, MIAMI CONNECTION or TAMMY AND THE T-REX. Which one will it be? Vote on the poll which will be posted on soon!

– Bede Jermyn

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