Project 101

Dan attempts to watch 101 movies in 12 months

Archive for December 6th, 2008

#4 Scarface

Posted by Dan on December 6, 2008

Okay, time to break out a big-time iconic movie, so what better to start with that Scarface?

I really dug this movie, but to be honest, it’s probably not something I’ll break out again anytime soon. This movie is a perfect example of what   and I were talking about when this started – there’s some movies that, unless you see them when they came out, at that time and at that age of social climate, then it kinda loses something.

I get the feeling that had I watched this movie 15 years ago, it would’ve blown my mind, but this movie does age a lot. The character of Tony Montana isn’t entirely believable – I mean, hell, Pacino spends most of the movie overacting his arse off, but for some reason, you don’t care. Tony’s a bad motherfucker, and I can definitely understand why it’s got the following it does.

Seeing it for the first time in 2008 though, doesn’t quite have the same sheen to it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad I’ve seen it, I just thought it’d be better.

I give it 3 fuckin cockaroaches out of 5

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#3 Elizabethtown

Posted by Dan on December 6, 2008

Okay, so last night I wanted to get through another movie on the list, but at the same time, I wasn’t really in the mood to invest 2 hours in a movie, so I wanted something as non-committal as possible. This movie is one of Charm’s favourites, so I thought I’d watch it and see what the fuss is all about.

Elizabethtown is quite possibly one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. If someone held a gun to my head and said that I had to watch Plan 9 From Outer Space or Elizabethtown again or else he’d kill me, I’d have to seriously weigh up the pros and cons of each option.

Quite ironic is one of the first lines in the movie:

There’s a diffrence between a failure and a fiasco. A failure is merely the absence of success. Any fool can achieve failure. But a fiasco, a fiasco is a disaster of epic propotions. A fiasco is a folk tale told to other’s to make other people feel more alive because it didn’t happen to them.

touche, Cameron Crowe, touche.

I fell asleep at several points in this movie. There wasn’t really a single thing I liked about this movie. I can’t stand Orlando Bloom as an actor (I’m still convinced that he was actually born a woman), and I can’t stand Snaggletooth – both ugly and untalented. How is she still getting work?

I didn’t like it for the main reason that I found the entire movie and everything in it to be unbelievable. There’s no way that shit like that would happen, and that the people around those events would react in those ways. I’m calling shenanigans on that entire movie

I give it zero stars.

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