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...Because I'm too lazy for a top ten.Everyone has their list of top movies on here, so I thought I'd give it a try. I probably don't have the best taste in movies, but I enjoy plots that have twist and turns along the way. 5. The book of Eli
- In a post-apocalyptic, irradiated world, anything goes. Eli, played by Denzel Washington knows this more than anyone. Eli, a devout follower of god is on a mission to deliver the bible. He is unsure of where to, but is guided by his faith. A man named Carnegie believes that he can accomplish anything if he has it. It ends up being a journey where Eli and Carnegie's step daughter try to evade Carnegie's men. The twists in this movie are great, and the ending was amazing. While you may immediately dismiss this movie because of its "religious propaganda," It is a great movie none the less. Eli: People had more than they needed. We had no idea what was precious and what wasn't. We threw away things people kill each other for now.
4. Monsters inc.
Yes, this is, in fact, a movie that was marketed for kids, but it is also made by the best animation studio out there: Pixar. You all know the story: In a world of monsters, Sullivan and Mike Wazowski have a job to scare kids, via doors that teleport them into closets. Scaring kids gives the monster world energy, and is portrayed as the most important job out there. They believe that the kids are poisonous. radioactive, and terrifying beast of death and destruction. When a young girl escapes from the door and enters the monster world, Sullivan realizes that he couldn't be more wrong. Sullivan, "the best scarer on the floor," begins to bond with the little girl "Boo," and he's on a journey to return her safely to here "door." The feeling of sadness that occurred when Boo left the monster world, was a feeling that isn't found in most movies.
Sulley: Hey, Mike, this might sound crazy but I don't think that kid's dangerous. Mike: Really? Well, in that case, let's keep it. I always wanted a pet that could kill me.
Director Ridley Scott's movie with Russell Crowe is a grest movie- and the violent fighting scenes are top notch. Maximus (Russell Crowe) is the greatest roman general of his time. He's loved by everyone, and the emperor of Rome, Marcus Aurelius wants him to take his place after his passing. Life is perfect, until Commodus's, the son of the emperor, jealousy overtakes him. Commodus wanted to be emperor over Rome, and kills his father over it. He then sends orders out for his men to kill Maximus's family..as he watches. He is soon shackled up and becomes a slave who fight for his life in an arena, only for the amusement of others. Maximus is then on a mission to get his revenge- all while fighting for his life in an arena. Epic battle scenes encompass the movie's amazing plot for revenge.
Commodus: How dare you turn your back to me! Tell me your name!
[Maximus slowly turns and removes his helmet.]
Maximus:My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
And yes, this is another Pixar movie. This movie is about Carl Fredericksen, a grumpy old man who has lived in the same house all his life. A new company is infringing on his territory by constructing a building. He refuses to leave his house, as it was his late-wife's dream house. He decides to full fill him and his late-wife Ellie's goal of living in a place called "paradise falls." He decides to get balloons- thousands of them- to take him there. During his journey, he is interrupted by a knock on his door from Russell, a boy scout that was attempting to get his last badge-helping the elderly. When they arrive at paradise falls, they are off course and must travel around the island. They meet up with Carl's childhood idol- Charles Muntz, an explorer who was the first to travel to paradise falls. Muntz is very different, and is a poacher of a rare species of bird- a bird that happened to be traveling with Carl and Russell. Carl and his crew befriend the bird and Muntz sets off to grt it from them.This film captures many emotions, just like Monster's inc. It deals with many subjects, all very tastefully. It manages to deal with such things as death and the inability to have Children very great, while still being a film for everyone.
Ellie: Thanks for the adventure. Now go have one of your own.
1. The Dark Knight
Yeah.. It's not too original of a pick for number one, but I love Batman as a superhero, and Heath Ledger's amazing performance is just that-amazing. I won't go too deep into the plot (if you haven't seen this movie then you are a sheltered child). Batman is considered a hero in Gotham. While police are still authorized to apprehend "the batman," It is by his hand that the city streets are clean, until the Joker comes into play. Joker is the perfect nemesis for Batman. Batman is known as the world's greatest detective in comics. The Joker is crazy, a schizophrenic freak, who has no identity and presumably no reasoning. This makes Joker a perfect nemesis for Batman. Their relationship is great, and is explored more deeply at the end of the film where The Joker is caught. The Christopher Nolan Batman is very Realistic, and Portraying the Joker would seem hard, but it turned out to be great. Many twist and turns throughout the movie keep it interesting, and the final scenes are great.
The Joker: Oh, you. You just couldn't let me go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You are truly incorruptible, aren't you? Huh? You won't kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness. And I won't kill you because you're just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.
..And there it is. Now before you flame me, realize that I haven't experiences many movies that people consider classics. I'm only a high-school student and I didn't grow up when pulp fiction came out, but rather pokemon 2000. Your favorite movie probably isn't on here because I haven't seen it or it did, in fact, suck.
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