Through Mary, Queen of Apostles,
Who doesn’t like a good film? While I do read alot about movies and books to see their plot points, their pros and cons and I’m also a fan of the Nostalgia Critic and thatguywiththeglasses.com (even though don’t like alot of their crude humor) I don’t see alot of movies and when I do, it has got to be a good film or one which I could make fun of. That said, here are my favorite films in no particular order and my least favorite films. What re yours? If possible, say why they are your favorite and your least favorites.
My favorite films:
Watchmen: I love this movie. I love the graphic novel. Watchmen has everything that I like in a story: a beautiful style, it is thought provoking, compelling characters, good direction, atmosphere and as a plus, it has slooooowww mooootiiioooooon. Just kidding with the last part but as I said, Watchmen is on this list because of all this and because it introduced me to the infinitely better graphic novel which is my favorite book of all time. However, don’t read it unless you have a very strong faith.
Dark City: I saw this film yesterday and saw it again today with my dad and again, this is a film that has alot of things which I like. Its thought provoking, suspenseful and aside form the atmosphere and feeling of the film, it truly is one of the best movies ever made. In fact, it is also one of Roger Eberts favorite films. A warning though: the opening narration spoils the film to hell. Its a good thing I knew it because it reveals alot of things and plot twists which you would find out during the film. The narration spans from a shot of the night sky until a man turns his head and looks at his watch. Mute it until then.
Fight Club: Again another thought provoking movie. There is no need for me to explain this as I’ve spoken to death of it before. However, I don’t think devout Catholics can handle the ultra violence and alot of the sexual undertones of the film. To me, showing sexuality, violence and evil acts can be done without sinning, as long as a) it is shown negatively or, and my preferable method,b) it is left up to the viewer to determine whether the act was evil or not. I love morally ambiguous works such as Watchmen and Fight Club. The moral dissonance of the characters gives the story a whole new depth and more potential to be good but that is just my opinion.
Iron Man: One of the greatest superhero films of all time in my opinion. Everybody and I mean EVERYONE of the actors was excellent, especially Robert Downey Jr’s. We get to see why Tony Stark does the things he does and even though he is a bit of a jerk, Tony is still very likable. I especially love the scene where he rescues the villagers from the terrorists and, though I’m against killing criminals, Ironman is still supposed to be an anti-hero and the sequence just showed how much Tony really cared.
The Dark Knight saga Its Batman like we always wanted him to be; he doesn’t kill people. 'nuff said.