"The Vatican Tapes" is...just...there. It transcends both 'good' and 'bad', being the reason why the term 'mediocre' exists. I feel like I've seen it before in the form of every other possession movie.
The problem is that "The Empire Strikes Back" had better editing, cinematography, direction, dialogue, acting and everything. It set the bar so high that I have to be careful not to sound too negative when speaking of the third entry, as "Return of the Jedi" feels so inferior in comparison- even though it's pretty good in almost every way.
I can't say that "Rabid" is a great movie. If anything, I thought it was rather crude and shallow despite Cronenbergs attempts at sexually charged symbolism and social commentary. Yet I was also taken aback by the ambition and creativity, even though I should be used to this from Cronenberg by now.
"The Empire Strikes Back" is the perfect continuation of the "Star Wars" saga, fleshing out the Universe and developing the characters, while offering superior effects, cinematography, writing, acting and direction.
"A Force of One" has a pretty cool, if a bit absurd, concept going for it. Who doesn't like the idea of Chuck Norris training police officers to fend off a cop killing serial killer, while he prepares for a climactic fight with Bill 'Superfoot' Wallace?
Amusingly, ripping off Indiana Jones probably made "Magnificent Warriors" into the most original kung fu flick since...ever...I expect characters to introduce their fists to the faces of their enemies, but I don't expect aerial combat, fedoras and explosive car chases.