Oh, man... I tried it. Once. And that was once too many. I really
mean no offense here, to each his own... but I have to say it. That movie
absolutely sucked eggs on Sunday. One of the worst wastes of a 3 cent piece
of plastic that was ever produced. That flick actually made "Hellboy" and
"League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" look good.
Perhaps it does belong in the category of "cult classic," for some
folks. But it cannot be compared to true cult classics such as "Pulp
Fiction," "Reservoir Dogs," or "Night of the Living Dead." THOSE are
If you want to see a GOOD movie, go rent "We Were Soldiers." But be
prepared... If you are between 45 and 65, or a more recent veteran, it's
going to touch you. Deeply. Very deeply. Even if you aren't in that age
bracket or a vet, see it. It's worth it.
Sorry guys... but Dang! Someone had to say it... 8^P
Indeed, to each their own. However, I doubt we will see anything from
those movies (or their ilk) insinuate themselves into popular culture or
see fan clubs for those movies. No one will be debating their worth +20
years from now, either, if they are even remembered.
I was lost the first time I saw it, truth be told. Then I watched it
with an interpreter and got it.
I'm a fanboy at heart, what can I say.
Not cult classics.
"A "cult classic" is a band/film/book that has a small number of devoted
fans whose love of the material in question is hugely disproportionate
to its general public acceptance."
I don't think the movies you list qualify, as those movies are
"generally accepted" by the public.
I'd much rather watch Lithgow and Lloyd do the Bigboot-TAY! scene again.
I'll go smash my thumb with a hammer if I want to cry.
BB is not great SF, but any good SF DVD collection should have some of
the some of the oddball movies just to represent the genre more
completely. One needs only to search RMR for references to "over
thruster", "Yoyodyne Propulsion", and other key phrases to gauge its
"cult" popularity. And of course the rocket car used a real rocket
motor, not CGI. And amid all the silliness, it also has rocket ships!
I'm not much for British humor, but "Life of Brian" was a hoot!
Since Tater has expanded the specs for selections, I have to toss in
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," and "We Were Soldiers." Both of those
touched me deep. The latter, very much so.
And if you like westerns, you might consider "Quigley Down Under."
Great "hero riding to the rescue" flick. I know a lot of people didn't like
it, but I did. And I WANT that Sharp's rifle!!!! (If there are any rich guys
reading this, my birthday is in October!)
My $.02, and worth every penny.
I picked up "We Were Soldiers" a couple weeks ago on DVD while visiting
Costco for $8.50. This is one of the most riveting films I can remember
watching in a very long time. What a surpurb movie! It's not a movie
about war, but rather it's about people involved in war from many
different perspectives. For those of you who only saw the movie in a
theater, renting the DVD and viewing the deleted scene of Col. Moore
being de-briefed by Gen. Westmoreland and Secretary of Defense Robert
McNamara is worth the rental itself. It puts a whole new light to
McNamara's book "In Retrospect".
Great selection of movies. Dr. Strangelove is one of my favorites. It
just shows how well written satire holds up over the years.
Tater, if you're into humorious Cohen brothers films, the "Big
Lebowski" and "Oh Brother!" are first class in my book.
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