posted on May, 12 2005 @ 10:32 AM
Underrated movies, huh? Here's my list:
Event Horizon - The best horror/sci fi ever, in my humble opinion. Slow it down at certain parts, and you will see some insane stuff going
down. Sam Neill is brilliant as the highly unstable Dr Weir. Also stars Lawrence Fishburne, Joely Richardson, and Sean Pertwee.
Pitch Black - Vin Diesel's best film to date for me. Richard B Riddick is one of the best antiheroes ever. Brilliant directing, imaginative
yet realistic settings, nasty monsters, and appearances by Claudia Black (Farscape), and Keith David (the voice of Spawn, I believe).
Fifth Element - This film is so awesome. Bruce Willis kicks arse, Milla Jovovich kicks arse, Gary Oldman is excellent as Zorg, and Chris Tucker
is hilarious. Love the hairdos, Chris.
Dog Soldiers - British cult movie. Yet another fine perfomance by Sean Pertwee (Event Horizon, Equilibrium, The 51st State). Watch as a British
Army squad gets picked off by a family of werewolves in the Scottish Highlands. Ahhh.... bonnie Scotland....
Human Traffic - This movie should be required viewing for clubbers. Follow a weekend in the life of Jip (John Simm) and his friends as they hit
clubs, drop ecstacy, fall in love, and basically have a wild time in Cardiff. Packed full of student philosophy too, including the theory that Star
Wars is based on the story of a drug cartel. Awesome soundtrack on this movie.
The 51st State - Samuel L Jackson is Elmo. Elmo is a master chemist, who tried to kill his drug lord boss (Meatloaf), before jetting off to
Liverpool to make a deal for a new drug's formula. He is stranded in Liverpool with local wise guy Felix, played by Robert Carlyle. Hilarious comedy
crime caper, featuring guns, drugs, nazis, football hooligans, bent cops, crazed gangsters, and a foxy female contract killer. Also stars Sean
Pertwee, Ricky Tomlinson, and Rhys Ifans.
Twin Town - A Swansea drug dealer and his bent cop associates come unstuck when they declare war on two brothers. Unfortunately for them, the
two brothers are, in their view, untouchable, and as such, the brothers stop at nothing to avenge the murder of their family. Comedy crime caper
starring Dougray Scott and Rhys Ifans.
Virtuosity - How utterly ironic is it that this is my favourite performance by Russell Crowe. I say ironic, because he plays the psychotic
computer program turned synthetic nanotech android Sid 6.7. Denzel Washington plays Parker Barnes, the cop with a history with an aspect of Sid 6.7's
personality. One for the techno phreaks out there, this performance by Crowe shows similarities to Wesley Snipes in Demolition Man.