You have waited for ever for this. It is finally here.
Yes, we finally get to finish last films to my list of the 98 movies everyone should see.
81. 82. 83.
These three are to me the ultimate Comic Book movies.
After dealing with the usually good but unfortunate origin film, the second chapter in the recent Spiderman series was perfect. Peter comes into his own and deals heavily on he wants to be and who he truly is.
I like to imagine this film takes place in the same world as Raiders of the Lost Ark. Young hot shot pilot, comes across a rocket pack, fights nazis. What more could you ask for?
While I do have the luggage that comes with being a DC Fanboy, Batman Begins works really well for making a almost plausible and believable Batman in a real world situation. A few plot holes still bug me from time to time, but it is so far the best ever that DC has managed to put on the silver screen.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
The dichotomy of Star Trek films. The needs of the many, versus the needs to the few..or the one. Wrath of Kahn is the greatest Star Trek film and does entirely work on its own but I do enjoy the two of them together. Plus I have great childhood memories of both. WoK I saw in an afternoon matinee with Disney's Treasure Island with my brother, SFS my father pulled me out of school early one afternoon and took me to see it.
WARNING: Only see this film if you have access to delicious noodles after viewing. You will want to eat them.
This is a Japanese movie all about food and primarily Noodles. It is an awesome and surreal romp into a cultures love of food and the traditions therein.
The Bride With White Hair
Chinese supernatural mixed with extreme wire work Kung fu. A fun film that is totally representative of its greater genre.
The Fifth Element
A visual treat and (to paraphrase a new friend met today) "a delightful scifi romp" Totally fun and exactly what you need when you want Fun and Scifi.
The hitman and the orphan he protects. Luc Besson's greatest film.
Two 80's scifi films lead us into the final 8 on our list. While Pixar and practically every other films use of CGI today we must never forget two forefathers of merging computers and cinema.
The Last Starfighter
A teen who is a wiz at a video game gets recruited to defend the frontier from Zur and the Kodan Armada.
A man gets sucked into a virtural world of a computer and must stop the evil CPU.
Both are excellent adventures.
The Wind and the Lion
Sean Connery as a Muslim pirate in 1904 in Morroco. Really, what more than that do you need to see it?
Sean Connery in a loin cloth for most of the movie. Really, what more than that do you need to see it?
My favorite take on the Arthurian legend. John Boorman paints a beautiful mystical world to experience a great version of Le Morte d'Arthur
The Lord of the Rings
These three films get lumped as one for they truly are one story. A great fantasy story and an excellent adaptation of three awesome books.
Terry Gilliam hits us with one of the best time travel movies put to celluloid. Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis give two amazing performances.
What's Up, Doc?
A screwball comedy from the 70s that got a lot of play in my house growing up. Barbara Striesand is actually quite funny and the zany film works. A final car chase that ranks up close to the chase from The Blues Brothers.
We end our list with a film that gets not enough love. Bruce Willis at the height of his early career convinced some studio to give him a bunch of money and just let alot of people have a great time making a fun movie. So many great one liners and just overall fun.
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