starbuck81 asked: 2, 7, 13, 27, 36
2. What was the first movie you ever remember watching on theaters.
Funny story, my parents wanted to take me go see “The Black Cauldron”, but they were honest about my age so I wasn’t allowed in. But I can’t remember that incident myself anyway. The first movie I did end up watching was “Aristocats”. :) For some unknown reason I remember my brother next to me, but couldn’t recall that my parents were there as well. For years I believed it must have happened around christmas time and they went shopping, while we were in the theatre…
7. A guilty pleasure
Does “Bring it on” count as a guilty pleasure or is the awesomeness wildly accepted? Oh no, wait, I know. “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”. I know it gets so many bad reviews, but I went to see it with a friend and when it was finished we immediately bought tickets and saw it again. Back to back. And I love that movie to bits.
13. Top 5 actresses
Who to choose… only 5 is actually hard. Drew Barrymore, Clea DuVall, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Rodriguez, Julianne Moore. A movie featuring any of these women? I’ll probably watch it. No matter how bad (I’ve seen Barrymore’s “Doppelganger”, it doesn’t get crappier than that). But I could go on for a while and this list isn’t set in stone.
27. A Movie you hate
X-Men: The Last Stand. Mostly I just completely deny its existence. After two really good adaptations there comes this piece of utter nonsene, cramped to the brim with different storylines, lots of new characters and everything is wasted. The Dark Phoenix was retconed so long ago, why not show the cosmic entity instead of making Jean go crazy. I especially hated Storm with her “oh no, we need no cure attitude”, sorry, your power allows you to always dress right for the weather, others suffer (like Rogue). No dialogue about what the cure could be. The wannabe terrorist cell called Morlocks was bullshit and I weep that in the credits a character called Psylocke is mentioned, because… ugh, no, just NO! KILL IT WITH FIRE!
36. Favorite remake!
Is there such a thing? I’m probably a snob for being sceptical about remakes at first, but I end up liking a lot of them. Still I often compare and even if it’s good most often think “take bits from the original and parts from the remake to make it perfect”. Well, “The Departed” comes to mind, because I could relate to the characters more. Oh, of course Jackson’s “King Kong”. It’s hard when there is source material, where you could question if it’s a remake or just a new adaptation. I enjoyed the new version of “Nightmare on Elm Street” more than I expected… but a favorite remake… I could talk about remakes for lengths and what I (not) like…
Movies, movies, movies. Always a good topic. :)