CB's Top 15 Favorite Movies (#15-11)
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This is something I've wanted to do for a long time.
I understand that a meager a top 15 is nothing compared to g1 Flashpenny's top 70, but its all I could come up with, so take it for what Its worth.
Movies are something everyone can enjoy. The make you laugh, cry, scream or stand up and say "I paid $13 to see this shit!?" Nevertheless, movies are an art meduim that have become a part of our society as much as sliced bread is. Over the course of a 3-part series, I will be counting down my top 15 favorite movies, with five movies per entry. I know I've stated what #1 is in the past, so if you already know what #1 is, please don't spoil it for others. Now, without further ado, these are CB's Top 15 Favorite Movies (#15-11)
Story: A group of scientists in Antarctica come across a stray snow dog and decide to take the little fella in. Things turn sour when the dog turns out to be a disgusting alien creature that kills and takes on the forms of the scientists 1 by 1.
One thing that makes this film so great are the special effects. It isn't done with CGI, so the stuff you're seeing is real and looks pretty damn impressive. People turn inside out, blood gushes from eye sockets and mouths and people turn into disfigured space demons in a bloddy mess! The setting also give the movie great atmoshpere. In the secluded land of Antarctica, nobody else is around to help you, so you need to rely on each other for survival. But these scientists can't because one or even several of them could be The Thing! So it has that "who dun it?" kind of feel to it. The acting is great. Kurt Russel plays the main scientist and he delivers a good performance. The rest of the cast does a good job too. Plus, you can't really go wrong with a John Carpenter movie. There was a prequel to this movie that came out in 2011 under the same name and to its credit, its also a good movie. I'd say check both versions out!
Story: Manny the mammoth, Sid the sloth and Diego the smilodon must take care of a human child they found and return him to his father, all while avoiding other hungry smilodons.
After watching that trailer, you probably think this movie is really corny and "out of date". Truth is though, its a very memorable film with good characters a funny jokes! Its nice to see a good animated film that isn't made by Pixar or Dreamworks. Ray Romano does a great job at bringing the grumpy mammoth, Manny, to life. Later in the film, we learn why he's so bitter in a rather sad scene involving a flashback to his family. John Leguizamo as Sid and Denis Leary as Diego are a great comedic duo, seeing as how Sid is very obnoxious which Diego hates. Its a solid animated film with great characters, jokes and story. Certainly worth your time if you haven't seen it already.
As for this film's sequels... the first sequel is alright and worth your time, the second sequel is not and I didn't even see the third sequel since I heard it was awful.
Story: A special military force decends onto a planet to wipe out a race of reptilian space monsters. Things get out of hand and they have to fight for their lives. They also find a stranded little girl.
Oh James Cameron. We can always count on you to make better sequels. I liked the first Alien movie, but I'd be lying if I said it wasn't sloooooow. Aliens, however, is much less slow and more action packed, all while having good characters and writing! The sets are also pretty amazing and give the movie a dark atmosphere. This time around, there's more than one Alien (duh) and they wreck havoc on this crew. The ending has one of the greatest climaxs ever in my opinion, with the queen Alien. Ridley Scott, I liked your first movie, but James Cameron take the cake in this franchise.
Wonderful choices. Especially The Dark Knight and Monsters Inc. Both exceptional movies too my regard.
Cool choices! These movies would probably rank high up on my list---especially Aliens.
I have yet to see The Thing and I don't have much excuse for it. ....I could try to see it in the upcoming weeks.
Ice Age is OK. I enjoyed it enough to say that it's worthy of watching and it has good humor up there, but I preferred Shrek. Perhaps as a challenge you could see and review the newest Ice Age movie? >: )
Aliens is hardcore. It took the bliss of Alien and made it twice as good--and you're right. I do like how fast paced it is compared the first movie. The third one is meh though so I don't recommend that one one unless you are a big Alien fan. Like...REALLY big fan.
I liked Monsters Inc. quite a bit when it came out. It certainly is unique, and even though it has been overplayed I don't nearly mind it as much as Finding Nemo......I have seen that movie 19 times now forcefully. I do look forward to the prequel too.
I prefer Dark Knight Rises and the first Tim Burton movie but the Dark Knight is still awesome and worth checking out.
Excellent job kick starting this list CB. I agree that the first sequel to Ice Age is pretty good, but that the others are not worth one's time.
Those are some really good movies, nice choices. As for the Ice Age sequels, I tought the first one was ok, I really enjoyed the second and haven't seen the third.
Great list so far :) can't wait for the rest!