! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.
I’ve been tagged by Toque on a top 10 films meme, in the hope that he’ll find some inspiration for his LoveFilm rentals. In no particular order …
- Final Destination
A kid has a premonition that the plane he’s on is going to blow up, panics, gets thrown off with some school friends and … the plane blows up. Death has been cheated and claims them one by one in the order they should have died. It was the first of its kind and, the scene where the girl gets hit by the bus is classic.
Again, first of a kind and really gruesome. Some bad people are abducted and locked up and forced to maim/kill themselves/each other to same their own lives. Whoever wrote the script should probably be on a list of people to be very worried about.
- Whoops Apocalypse
Not the (relatively) recent one, the old one with Rik Mayall and Alexi Sayle in it. Hilarious spoof with Rik Mayall as a bungling special services commander and Alexi Sayle as some communist leader.
- Italian Job
The old one, not the new one. If you don’t know the story, what planet have you been on?
- Star Wars
All six of them. I know it’s controversial but I like them all and I wish they’d remake the original three so they fit in properly with the three newer films.
- The Matrix
Yet another “first”. I get bored easily by films unless they’re really funny or different and the Matrix falls into the latter category. You have to watch it a few times to figure it all out.
- A Clockwork Orange
Because sometimes you just want to see lots of shagging and mindless violence. There’s probably a plot but I’ve never noticed one.
- Death Race 2000
The film that inspired the Carmageddon series of games. A film set in the future where a trans-continental race takes place regularly in America (officially sanctioned and blessed by the Pope!) where drivers score points for every pedestrian they kill.
- The Exorcist
The original scary poltergeist film in which a priest tries to exorcise a posessed girl. “What’s wrong with me mommy?”
- Kill Bill
All of them. Gratuitous violence and excellent special effects.
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