I waited to watch this movie long after it hit DVD. God, how everyone raved about it... and that made me suspicious. Watched it and immediately lost whatever remained of my faith in the mainstream's taste levels.
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See: Seinfeld, Elaine.
#19 on The Best Movies of 1996
#97 on The Greatest Chick Flickssee more on The English Patient
Sure the fight scenes were kind of good... but this movie's pacing made me want to kill myself. I GET that we needed to understand his relationship with Girl In Flowy Dress, but seriously...20 minutes? Did we have to watch them run around the woods together in realtime? Also... don't think it could have been more over the top in the end. Not actually possible to get much hammier than that. Oh, wait... Diane Lane's giant floating head in the sky at the end of Perfect Storm. That could possibly be hammier.
#4 on The Best War Movies Eversee more on Braveheart
Aww, soft spot for this. It is what it is. But Best Picture? This movie beat Traffic? Sheesh.
#20 on The Best War Movies Eversee more on Gladiator
OMG, this is another movie that made me want to slit my wrists from boredom. Best Picture? Admittedly it was up against a weak field. Why wasn't Ghost World nommed that year?
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Again, not a bad movie. But it beat Saving Private Ryan ... and as much as I dislike Benigni's hijinks, Life is Beautiful was kind of amazing.
#11 on The Best Movies of 1998see more on Shakespeare in Love
This. Beat. Goodfellas.
I really don't need to say more than that, do I?
#70 on The Best War Movies Eversee more on Dances with Wolves
Barf. Its not like the films it was up against were that much better, I just hated this stupid movie.
#18 on The Best Los Angeles Movies
#81 on The Best Ensemble Moviessee more on Crash