Thanks to the work of most of the OL community, I walked out of Prometheus yesterday not nearly as disappointed as I probably should have. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t like. I would probably watch it again if it was on TV or at a friend hosted movie night. I won’t go out of my way to see it however. That train of thought got me thinking though. A while back I posted a High 5 that involved movies that other people like and I hated. What about the movies I love but know suck? Well, here they are. Feel free to add your own, or make fun of me for liking these shit stains on celluloid.
Last week I took a pounding for hating on some classic movies. Except the Hangover … seems most of the super intelligent OL crowd didn’t fall for that movie. This week I want to move on to happier topics, like death. What makes a good death scene? Dying for ones beliefs and convictions? Sure, that’ll do. Giving some epic prose before sloughing off this mortal coil? Sure, that’s a good one too. I think that a great death scene has meaning. This means that we have to care about the characters, no easy feat. So here they are, my top 5 Death Scenes.
Just be warned, there are spoilers ahead for the following movies: Star Wars, LA Confidential, Saving Private Ryan, Blade Runner, and Highlander: End Game.