Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Hero Tales

Two more movies; this time both excellent examples of the filmmaker's craft, I'm happy to say. I'll admit that I am totally biased when it comes to certain genres. For instance, I'll take a pretty good war/buddy picture over a bad comedy any day. Bad comedy is not funny, it's a crime against aesthetic sensibilities (see Carrot Top). A so-so war movie at least has gripping action and heroics. Of all my favorite genres (historical drama, war, sci-fi, romantic comedy, etc.) the "hero tale" is way up at the top. At its worst you have some drek like Deathstalker & the Warriors From Hell, which is only watchable in the MST3k version, at its best you have, say, Lord of the Rings. (read entire entry...)

1 comment:

Hellman Jackson said...

Hey, you've got things to say about God; can you give me your opinion on this:

http://hellmanjackson.blogspot.com/2004/12/vote-for-your-view-on-nature-of-god.html

Feel free to pass this on; I'm curious about what the result will look like.