posted on Jul, 28 2004 @ 02:41 AM
So far, this has been an incredibly tepid year for movies. So far, there have been two extremely great flicks and the rest are good. I'm not trying
to detract from how good the first three movies are, but I was really hoping for much better.
5. F911 - Many would say, "OXmanK, you only choose this because you are a flaming liberal." But that is not true. I may be a flaming liberal, but
my own ideals do not make this a good picture. Whether you agree with Moore's message or not, you cannot argue that he does make a well-paced,
beautifully edited, and amazingly crafted propaganda piece. And it is my thought that those who hate this movie is because they don't have a
"champion" of the right who can make such a flick.
4. Shrek 2 - What more can you say about a movie that is STILL great for kids and adults. Shrek 2 is one of the few follow ups that can make a run
after the original in fun.
3. Butterfly Effect - Other than the obvious flaws that EVERY mutha farkin' time travel flick has, this movie was solid from top to bottom. Ashton
turned in a very suprising performance in such a movie.
2. Spiderman 2 - I am really suprised that this movie did not take the first place prize of my opinion. It had everything a MOVIE should have...even
though it was a sequel. (I hope ya'll understand that last sentence) It was smart, original, pleasantly paced, and the action did not feel forced.
This was the flick that the original wished it could have been.
1. Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind - Ok, those who missed out on this extrordinary(sp?) movie purely missed out. Charlie Kaufman let loose from
his twisted mind this great gem. Celluloid has never seen such a great film. This is the closest to an everybody than there ever will be. It
combines a great break up story with a love story. It's a tremendous thinker piece, but it is also a movie that will allow everyone to be able to
melt in and just watch. The only basic movie theme that is missing is action. However, I think this gem will be over looked the academy...like every
early movie in the past ten years...
Anyhow, this is my list for the first half of this year...
Comments are always appreciated...