The only two I can think of that I wouldn’t cut or add anything to are Withnail and I, Requiem for a Dream and Napoleon Dynamite.
Others that are great for me but could be tweaked are;
A Scanner Darkly
A Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Mutiny on the Bounty (1984) The best acting I’ve ever seen from Hopkins.
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUlgVqSeLRk[/video]Posted 5 years agoklumpyMember
Haven’t seen The Illusionist pop up yet.
Would agree with ‘Some like it hot’, ‘Starship Troopers’, and ‘Fifth Element’. All are really internally consistent in quality and pace, and (for Troopers and Fifth Element) effects and props – nothing ever drags or jars.
The Matrix would be perfect if the humans in pods were being networked as a giant computer (as the W Bros reputedly initially envisioned) but the ‘battery’ nonsense renders it merely the best film ever – but not perfect. 😆Posted 5 years agoCougarSubscriber
Why is the Matrix “bad”?
Don’t get me wrong. It’s a great film, highly enjoyable and groundbreaking in many ways. It’s a thing of beauty and incredibly slick. But the underlying plot is twaddle of the highest order. Batteries? Really?
I’m really not a loony, or a film snob:
I really, really meant to put a smiley at the end of that statement. No offence intended.
You can have a great action film with also has depth and subtlety.
Point Break & Top Gun are just all surface and bluster
Sure. But it’s not a prerequisite for an enjoyable film. For a ‘perfect’ film, sure.
& Cougar, regarding Source Code, thought it was good but the ending pretty much ruined it for me.
I can’t actually remember the ending. I’ll have to rewatch it.Posted 5 years agoCougarSubscriber
Cougar, sorted out that stuff with the alien numbers yet?
Yeah, sort of. I had to look up the population of Hadley’s Hope – I remembered Burke saying “60 or 70 families” – it’s 158. So your “160” was near enough. And there’s way more aliens than that. They took out maybe a couple of dozen during the first encounter, and the sentry guns accounted for a hundred. One colonist = one alien doesn’t add up.
But. We’re assuming that the only way to produce xenomorphs is by the traditional impregnation and chest-burst scenario. There may be other ways we’ve not seen. Isn’t there a bit in one of the AvP movies where an alien is bred in a human womb? I don’t believe the AvP franchise is regarded as canon, but point is that there could be other mechanisms. Hell, maybe the colonists kept pets.
It’s a serious bit of reconning, of course. The obvious answer is Cameron either employed a bit of artistic licence, or simply didn’t notice (or care). So you’re right, it doesn’t add up, but in the grand scheme of things I don’t really think it’s a show-stopper. A simple dialogue change upping the numbers would have fixed it (and it’s not an issue in the original release anyway due to the absence of the sentry gun plot line).Posted 5 years ago
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