Re: This is a real movie. Seriously.
It is quite interesting that these films are appearing more often in theatres. I would have thought that these films would more likely have been made-for-Sci-Fi Channel (or it's equivalent in Canada, Space: the Imagination Station) or have been direct-to-DVD/Netflix.
Perhaps people go to see these films in theatres as unintentional comedies in which they would have laugh at
the movies (somewhat along the lines of Mystery Science Theatre) and thus feed off the audience participation. Personally, these types of movies work better at home with a group of friends, some beer and party platter, and spend a few hours making fun of every aspect of the movie, from the cheasy special effects to the corny dialogue and over-the-top to wooden acting.