If a 7 foot genie appears in front of me and offers three wishes, the first thing I’m asking for is my 93 minutes of life spent watching Kazaam back. Or am I? This is often considered and quite possibly one of the worst films ever made, but it’s so dreadful that many folks enjoy it in a strange way. The cult classic, so bad its hilarious type thing is what a lot of us feel for this movie. It’s the story of a boy named Max who comes across this genie named Kazaam (played by Shaq) who has made a boom box his habitat. Anyway, he gives the boy three wishes and a bunch of ridiculous shenanigans take place. At eight years old, we didn’t necessarily realize how terrible the movie was but was it actually that big of a disaster? I mean Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most popular athletes of the 90s and he has a great sense of humor and can be very entertaining. In addition, we can watch this movie today and laugh out loud. We may be laughing for all the wrong reasons at scenes that weren’t intended to be comedy but it still holds some entertainment value. Upon reflection, it’s actually hard to decipher and know what to make of this 90s kids flick. A lot of 90s kids don’t know if we love or hate this film but the theory that something can be so bad that it’s entertaining and so entertaining that it’s good has Kazaam as it’s prime example.
90s kids, which 90s wish maker do you prefer: Kazaam or Genie from Aladdin? Leave your answers and comments below.