Bede’s Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon #99: The Pest

Hey, everyone! Welcome to the 99th edition of my Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon series. If you may remember in the previous edition of this column last week, I posted up poll with three bad movies and I said that whichever one out of those three films 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 99th instalment of Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon, you guys wanted me to watch and live-tweet… ! What was the talented John Leguizamo thinking when he made this film? Does this film have one of the most annoying, offensive and obnoxious character in all of cinema? Read on and find out! Enjoy!

Bede @BedeJermyn

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

If the ‘90s had its own incredibly obnoxious equivalent of FREDDY GOT FINGERED, it would definitely be this film. #ThePest

I’m just saying right now: New Jack Swing needs to make a comeback. #ThePest

Oh, man. Everything that John Leguizamo does as Pest in the film’s infamous shower rap scene contains so many racial and offensive stereotypes, that I’m surprised that the film shutdown very early. #ThePest

Yep… We’re only a few minutes and it’s no debate: Pest is up there as one of the annoying and hatable characters ever put on film. #ThePest

Ugh… This film is going to be very long ride… #ThePest

So we’ve gone from Pest doing a rap song to doing a dance number with his Mum. Ughhh… #ThePest

Since this film was a very much passion project for John Leguizamo and this personal had a hand in creating, I blame my personal anguish I’m feeling right now on him. #ThePest

Wow. This Irish Catholic priest that Pest knows has the worst fake Irish accent I’ve heard in a film. It makes Tom Cruise’s one in FAR AND AWAY sound amazing by comparison. #ThePest

Umm… Why is Pest randomly playing basketball with a bunch of kids? Somebody needs to call the cops on him. #ThePest

John Leguizamo’s outfit in the film is something that could only have been worn in the ‘90s. #ThePest

Wait… Pest has friends?! Who would want to hang out with him?! He’s annoying! #ThePest

Wait, hold the phone! Pest not only has friends, he has a girlfriend too?! #ThePest

Pest is now impersonating a blind person. There’s no lows this film will go. #ThePest

Umm… Why are there two Scottish kilt-wearing gangsters in this scene right now? #ThePest

Wow… Pest is doing a offensive Asian impression right now at his job… in front of Asian people right now. #ThePest

Of course these Scottish gangsters are obsessed with Sean Connery. Why am I not surprised? #ThePest

I find it very hard to believe that this film’s plot was inspired by the story THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME. #ThePest

I’ll say this about this film. I respect that John Leguizamo fully committed to this film. I don’t like that he did, but I respect the commitment nonetheless. #ThePest

I like how Pest is completely oblivious so far that this millionaire Shanks want to kill him for sport. #ThePest

Actually I’m surprised that Pest has made it so far in life without being killed by someone due to how annoying he is. #ThePest

Ahhh… John Leguizamo. There’s a little thing called ‘restraint’. It definitely would have helped us, the audience, watch this film. #ThePest

Why am I not shocked that these German millionaires have Nazi books in their collection? #ThePest

Shank’s son Himmel looks like he could be a psychopathic serial killer in another film. #ThePest

I’m not sure why anyone would want to showcases all the heads of all the people that killed in a hunt but that being said, Shank is a bored millionaire. So that explains everything. #ThePest

Pest just pissed himself. Ughhh… #ThePest

Now Pest is making fun of people with a stutter and Tourette’s to get out of this situation. Again, kill me now. #ThePest

Oh, geez. That is the fakest snake I have ever seen in a film. #ThePest

I like how Shank and his son are drinking martini’s while on the hunt. #ThePest

Fart jokes. Fart jokes everywhere. #ThePest

Noooo! Pest is taking a crap in the jungle and using his socks as toilet paper! #ThePest

Dammit! That rocket launcher didn’t kill Pest! What a rip! #ThePest

Pest asking for Himmel’s help to escape the island via a boat and now they’re vomiting everywhere. Why? #ThePest

Wait, hold the phone! Pest actually escaped and is now back home before he could get hunted?! This is bullshit! #ThePest

Oh, good! The Shanks have followed Pest in a chopper. There’s still hope left. #ThePest

Oh, dear. Pest is now deliberately trying to offend his girlfriend’s parents. #ThePest

Pest’s crotch is smoking, he’s rolling around on the floor like a dog and he’s running around naked. Nothing surprises me about this film anymore. #ThePest

Uh, on. Shank just accidentally shot Tranquilliser darts at his girlfriend and her mother. Seriously, it can’t be that hard to kill Pest! #ThePest

Shanks has now just involved the Scottish gangsters in his hunt for Pest. #ThePest

Pest is now impersonating a Rabbi. I don’t know how one film can go through so many offensive stereotypes, but this film has. #ThePest

What… Pest’s friend’s car can turn in a DJ stage? Well, I gotta admit. That’s kind of cool. #ThePest

Oh, dear God. Pest is now pretending to be a Japanese person. #ThePest

I like how Shanks is determined to kill Pest no matter what despite the fact he can be easily arrested now since the hunt is not on the island now. #ThePest

Oh, geez. I knew that male sex pheromone was going to back into play in the story. #ThePest

You know what? It has to suck for Ninja being a friend to Pest. He has been treated rather badly by him. #ThePest

Oh, no. Pest has found some weapons. I don’t like where this story is heading now. That means that Pest is going to win now. #ThePest

Dammit, Pest! Do you realise that by shooting at the bad guys, you almost hit your family too?! Dumb arse. #ThePest

Wait, the Shanks secretly poisoned Pest back on the island that will kill him in 24 hours? There’s still hope yet! #ThePest


Pest has now double crossed Shanks and got him arrested. All hope is lost. #ThePest

Oh, dear God! The shower rap is back and is playing the end credits! NOOOOOOO!!! #ThePest

Well, that’s the end of the film. While it’s definitely not a full blown abomination and there are some fun moments throughout, but it’s also not a good film that’s sure. Mainly because Pest is annoying and offensive as fuck. #ThePest

I hope everyone enjoyed reading this 99th edition of Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon! Keep a look out on for the next edtion of Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon as we’ll be celebrating a massive milestone with that one. What’s that you ask? The next one will be the 100th edition of the column. Tp celebrate this very special occasion, I decided that I’ll pick the film that watch and live-tweet for the column myself instead. So which bad film have I chosen for the special 100th anniversary edition of the Bad Movie Tweet-A-Thon? It’s going to be the film that’s considered by many as the CITIZEN KANE of bad movies, which happens to also be one of my personal favourites: THE ROOM. Believe me, you don’t want to miss it!

Article written by Bede Jermyn


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