I'm making the most definitive list of favorite movies ever.

For every year, I'm listing every movie I've seen and compare them all to each other asking one question; Which movie do I like more. Movies that score in the 80th percentile or higher, advance to the next round: Favorite of the Decade. After each Decade is done, an All Time list will be formed.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Movie criticism

Random little rant. I forget where I read it now, but last night I saw a comment about ROTS that basically said "If you think this movie is good, you have no way of judging movies... or no taste in movies or can't see quality if it's pissed in your face by the quality fairy. Whatever the quote was, it didn't even desrve an end quote mark. This is just stupid. Yes, I LOVED ROTS, It was note perfect and wipes out so many complaints about the prior two prequels. I don't know if it was a perfect movie (but damn, right after Windu leaves to go arrest Pimpy and the music changes, the intercutting between Annie and Padme... shit. There's barely but microscopic blemishes...)

The point: If there are rules to what all movies should be, then all movie that get every check down the list would all be exactly the same. Here's a thought experiment to provide proof: (Since everyone likes saying "The dialouge sucks" as if they've just knocked out their tenth play and a book of sonnetts)

"You best start believing in ghost stories Miss Turner. You're in one." Is a SHITTY line. It sucks. Disagree? Pictured Barbossa saying it as the moon reveals his ghostly form? You damn right you did, and there it's cool as penguins. Imagine Shaggy saying it in a Scooby Doo movie... not bad there either. Now, give it to Laurence Fishburne in What's Love Got to Do with It, It would suck.

I remember Roger Ebert saying that he judged movies by what they were trying to be. If a drama gets you on the floor laughing (like Pearl Harbor) It may have failed at being a drama. It's not a good comedy, it's a bad movie. The ultimate judges and saviors of which were a man, stranded on a space station, and his robot companions.

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