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The Best and Worst Movies of 2003?

Cliff posted more than 10 years ago | from the jackson-and-company-will-dominate-this-one dept.

Movies 1093

rufey asks: "As 2003 comes to a close, I thought it would be interesting to ask Slashdot what they thought the best and worst movie of 2003 was, and why. At the beginning of the year there was excitement about parts 2 and 3 of The Matrix triology, X-Men 2, and of course, LOTR: Return of the King. In Slashdot's opinion, what did and didn't live up to the hype and expectations, and were there any surprises?"

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I 2nd the nomination: Gayniggers from Outer Space (2, Informative)

pr0ntab (632466) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760647)

as the worst movie of not only this year, but every year since it was released (1992). It was so bad, people kept asking to re-evaluate it, just to see if anyone could do any worse.

Ug.. (1, Funny)

drayzel (626716) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760495)

Here comes all the votes for ROTK as worst picture and GiGli as best... or seomthing like that.


Re:Ug.. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760606)

Well, when compared to any of the ROTK filth, Gigli was an all-out smash hit!

Maybe it was the fact that I was watching a movie with countless losers in the audience. It made me feel like a dork myself.

Snoogins. []

Re:Ug.. (3, Interesting)

Amiga Lover (708890) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760670)

I'm certainly not going to vote for any of the LOTR pics as 'best movies'. Best "emulation of a coffee table picturebook" yes. Phenomenal scenes, pretty well done compositing, amazing themes but... everything just kept running ahead without giving me a feel of the true fellowship between our adventurers.

I've not read the LOTR books, and the movies have made me want to, but I don't feel they stand strongly on their own. Large format animated picture accessories to the books, but not on their own.

w00000000t (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760497)

I got first post HAHAHAH

The Matrix (1, Insightful)

c_waddington (681862) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760498)

The Matrix proved itself to be the weak series it threatened to be in the first movie.

Re:The Matrix (4, Insightful)

calebtucker (691882) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760566)

Uh, I'm not following. The 1st was great and there was plenty of ways they could have expanded upon the 1st to make a good sequel (but obviously, they chose a different path).

Re:The Matrix (2, Funny)

calebtucker (691882) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760586)

Wow, I suck as a person. Replace "was plenty.." with "were plenty.."

Re:The Matrix (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760624)

He meant that some people expected that the first movie would suck, but it didn't. Therefore most people thought the next two would be as good (or almost as). They weren't even close. Marix Reloaded/Revolutions = worst movies ever.

Re:The Matrix (2, Interesting)

heir2chaos (656103) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760615)

I thought that the Matrix series had potential, but I was extremely let down by the Reloaded, though Revolutions almost redeemed that. In my mind, they should have stopped with the original. It stood much better on its own than the story line created after the addition of this year's movies.

Re:The Matrix (3, Insightful)

56ker (566853) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760621)

The first was the best, but as with most sequels you start coming across the law of diminishing returns (except for box office takings). The third especially seemed like one over-long movie trailer relying too heavily on CGI to make up for a lacking script.

The Hulk (5, Funny)

qewl (671495) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760499)

The Hulk. Need I say more? I wanted to throw something heavy at the screen during most of the showing.

Re:The Hulk (2, Funny)

twoslice (457793) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760526)

Are you kidding??? That movie should be nominated for the best comedy of the year award! I never laughed so hard in all my life...

Re:The Hulk (1)

cujo_1111 (627504) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760592)

I don't think it was meant to be funny...

Re:The Hulk (1)

twoslice (457793) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760617)

You kidding right? How can someone take it seriously when a big green guy bounces like a rubber ball all over the place?

Re:The Hulk (5, Funny)

merphant (672048) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760541)

Seriously. This movie was horrible, and long. Near the end of the film, one of the characters said "I'm sorry" and someone in the theater shouted back, "Not as sorry as this movie!"

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Surprises (5, Insightful)

shawkin (165588) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760509)

Lost in Translation
American Splendor

Re:Surprises (5, Interesting)

The Only Druid (587299) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760607)

Frankly, American Splendor was utterly uniteresting to me. Lost in Translation, however, was brilliant. I dont think I ever respected Murray as an actor before - though I've thought him to be a fantastic comedian - but this movie showed that he actually had the ability to evoke complex emotion. Scarlett similarly was impressive. The two of them are the movie, and I'd be shocked if they're utterly excluded from the Oscars.

Re:Surprises (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760630)

I second that emotion . Three cheers for Lost in Translation

Re:Surprises (1)

starphish (256015) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760648)

Wow! You picked my two favorite movies this year. The acting in both were amazing. I actually saw them both on the same day. I saw Lost in Translation at 6:30 and American Splendor at 9:00. It was a good day.

pfftt (4, Insightful)

Frequanaut (135988) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760510)

LoTR...meh..Go check out Bubba HoTep []

Re:pfftt (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760596)

I would love to give my opinion on Bubba Ho-Tep, but unfortunately hasn't come out in my area, but after tomorrow... :)

X-men 2 was better than the first. Pirates was better than expected. The Matrix sequels did not live up to their hype. Elf was fairly funny.

ROTK the best (2, Funny)

the_2nd_coming (444906) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760512)

and I have not had a chance to see it yet!!!

I just know :-)

worst...Gilie or how ever you spell that crappy Ben and Jen movie.

Re:ROTK the best (0)

l0tu53at3r (176637) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760539)

I'm willing to bet you actually do know the spelling of the movie. Or at the very least know how to find the spelling, considering the vast amounts of information you have access to. :-)

Re:ROTK the best (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760583)

I just got back from it. It is the ONLY big title movie this year to live up its hype. It had some weak points, and the end was overly drawn out, but overall, awesome.

poll... (5, Insightful)

webtre (717698) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760513)

shouldn't this be a poll?

Matrix down, ROTK up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760514)

Pretty clear I think. But I'm sure this thread is a good place for lots of people to disagree.

Noise. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760515)

The Matrix triology, X-Men 2, and of course, LOTR: Return of the King

Meh, ick, oooh!

most over Hyped? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760516)

Over hyped movie of the year is matrix reloaded...

Bad Santa (1)

buck_wild (447801) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760517)

A little over-acting in some parts, but I liked it.

Re:Bad Santa (1)

shamilton (619422) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760548)

I thought Reloaded completely bit when I first saw it, but I've liked it more and more with each additional viewing. I now hold it in higher regard than the original. I'm fairly sure the same thing will happen with Revolutions, at least for myself.

Re:Bad Santa (1)

shamilton (619422) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760574)

Crap, replied to the wrong post... You know, the one above it.

Hello, Mummy... (5, Insightful)

Ironclad2 (697456) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760518)

3 words:

Bubba. Ho. Tep.

Re:Hello, Mummy... (5, Interesting)

TrippTDF (513419) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760572)


Bubba Ho-Tep [] is the best damn film I've seen in a long time. An instant cult classic.

Basic plot: Elvis and a black JFK take on a 10,000 year old mummy from Egypt. It's also got a great explination for Elivs's life, times, and thoughts on fame.

See this movie. Hopefully it will make it to DVD sometime soon.

Hail to the King..Yeah Baby.. (4, Interesting)

cOdEgUru (181536) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760519)

I dont know which were the best ones..

But Gigli and Kangaroo Jack takes the cake for the worst ones..

Re:Hail to the King..Yeah Baby.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760556)

Did you actually see Gigli? I haven't, because everyone says it was so bad. But I'd think that would be tough, because J'Lo is in that, and therefore there's a good chance that J'Lo's ass will be, and I like J'Lo's ass...

So I'm conflicted.

Re:Hail to the King..Yeah Baby.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760663)

Check out Girls of the Ivy League at your local Family Porn. You won't regret it.

Piglets Big Movie (3, Funny)

clifgriffin (676199) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760520)

really sucked.

I mean it did.

Put that in the bad list please.


School of Rock (5, Insightful)

Ghoser777 (113623) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760521)

This movie was much better than I thought it was going to be. It was fun to watch and see how Jack Black interact with a bunch of high class elemtary school students.

Not an award winner, or even close, but still a lot better than I was anticipating.

Matt Fahrenbacher

Re:School of Rock (1)

Cyno01 (573917) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760555)

Good movie, but it was almost a disney movie, JB saved it from that though.

Re:School of Rock (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760665)

I was afraid that it was going to be "Michael Jackson: Garage Days (Finally) Visited", but you knew when JB mentioned Motorhead [] that no, this movie has rock cred.
But please, no sequels.
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Matrix rerereloaded (1)

poopy (195530) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760522)

The fear instilled unto me from the second matrix film has made me too scared to even walk past a poster of the 3rd matirx film....let alone watch it.

Best I've seen (2, Interesting)

MikeCapone (693319) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760523)

Mystic River was pretty good.

Les Invasions Barbares (transl. to The Barbarian Invasions) was excellent.

I still haven't seen Lost in Translation. I hear it's great. 21 Grams seems really good too.

Pirates of the Carribean was surprisingly fun. A mix between The Princess Bride (but not as good story) and old computer game Monkey Island.

I can't think of anything else right now. Haven't seen RotK yet. Hopefully it'll be better than The Two Towers.

Re:Best I've seen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760549)

yep, Mystic River is the best movie i have seen this year. i Havent seen ROTK yet though.. :)

Matrix (3, Interesting)

thesupermikey (220055) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760527)

I really really like the 3rd Matrix film. I'm a sucker for Dragonball Z fights.

It gets my award for best ever.

Most overrated... (0, Flamebait)

i_am_syco (694486) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760528)

Matrix Revolutions!

Matrix Revolutions!

Matrix Revolutions!

Matrix Revolutions!

Matrix Revolutions!

Matrix Revolutions!

Oh, and Finding Nemo r0x0r3d.

Re:Most overrated... (4, Insightful)

Sivar (316343) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760565)

Matrix Revolutions, overrated?
It was rated very poorly by nearly every crit...


Lame-ass movies (0, Troll)

FrenchyinCT (733872) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760529)

The second Matrix movie was just as pointless and boring as the first one, so I didn't see #3. But I did get a really good satire out of #2 for a mailing list I'm on. Honestly, why the hell are they always wearing sunglasses when they all live underground???

Re:Lame-ass movies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760649)

uhh... there isn't a single pair of sunglasses in the 'real world'

Re:Lame-ass movies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760656)

They only wore sunglasses in the matrix. When they were in the "real" world (the world in which they lived underground), they never wore sunglasses.

nemo (4, Insightful)

Cheeze (12756) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760531)

nemo was pretty darn good for a major released cartoon.

The matrixes were ok, but didn't live up to the hype the first one caused.

i personally though 28 days later was a good movie.

Re:nemo (1)

Cheeze (12756) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760560)

oh, and kill bill vol 1 was awesome too. I can't wait for the rest of the series.

Re:nemo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760593)

wouldn't that be 'matrices' and no matrixes

if it were a poll it has a missing option... (3, Funny)

i.r.id10t (595143) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760533)

"What about all of us who don't go to the movies or buy dvds, etc. and practice what we preach you insensitive clod!"

I'd have to say (3, Informative)

mOoZik (698544) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760534)

Master and commander!

Re:I'd have to say (2, Insightful)

fjordboy (169716) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760643)

I agree. That was fantastic. I saw that on Wednesday night and then saw RoTK today. I'd have to say that those two along with "Finding Nemo" are the best of this year.

For movies that were absolutely terrible I vote: "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" and "Anger Management" and "American Wedding" (I didn't bother finishing that even).

ack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760536)

where is the link???? how can we slashdot when there is nothing to slashdot???
at least link us to SCO or NY Times or goatse for christ's sake!!

Pirates of the Caribbean (5, Insightful)

Quobobo (709437) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760537)

Yes, it was totally predictable, and standard.. but even so, it was awesome. If this is an indication of what Disney might make more of in the future, than I'm glad.

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Quentens masterpiece (5, Insightful)

tanveer1979 (530624) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760543)

Kill Bill was a surprise. But on second thoughts you never expect the Pulp fiction chap to churn out shoddy things. Though it was too violent for some people's taste, the action scenes are choreographed to perfection. No CGI etc and pure raw martal arts and it beats matrix hands down in the fights. The volume one of Kill Bill was released this year. Check out IMDB []

Re:Quentens masterpiece (1)

ottothecow (600101) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760632)


Go see it if you havn't

Gandalf dies! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760547)

Talk about fucking Tolkien's corpse with a 2x4! wtf! This, imo, makes RotK the worst move EVER.

Re:Gandalf dies! (0)

l0tu53at3r (176637) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760582)

Gandalf dies!
Talk about fucking Tolkien's corpse with a 2x4! wtf! This, imo, makes RotK the worst move EVER.

That, my friend, ALL of that, is a matter of perception and opinion.

Re:Gandalf dies! (1)

rob_hines (589958) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760637)

It'd be nice if people who criticize something are actually familiar with what they're criticizing. There are plenty of things to pick at in the LotR series, but this isn't one of them. Read the book. Gandalf died fighting the Balrog. He was returned to Middle Earth as Galdalf the White because he still had things to do. He was a demigod, and a bearer of one of the three elven rings of power. At least get your facts straight before you make a stupid comment like this.

My nomination (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760552)

Britney Spears in Crossroads.

Very touchy and intellectual.

I cried all night.

"In Slashdot's opinion..." (4, Funny)

PseudoThink (576121) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760554)

With regard to these movies, Slashdot doesn't have opinions. It has geekloads of rock-solid, indisputable facts. Though these facts might vary and occasionally even conflict, they are all absolutely true, from a certain point of view.

28 Days Later - best horror movie in years (4, Insightful)

fetta (141344) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760558)

28 Days Later may be the best horror movie that I've seen since the original alien. An amazing amount of tension - but what really got me was that it didn't rely on special effects. From an effects perspective, you could have made the same movie in 1970.

Watch this movie and realize that you can do sci-fi and horror without relying on the crutch of CGI effects.

Re:28 Days Later - best horror movie in years (1, Interesting)

The Only Druid (587299) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760644)

Actually, I think the value of 28 Days Later lies not in the fact that it somehow managed to reinvent zombies: I cant think of a single movie/video game in the past few decades that had a zombie move quickly. Any movie that takes what would reasonably be called a standard like "zombies", and reinvents it, deserves a hell of a lot of credit.

It had scientific flaws - such as the speed of the viral infection, or the fact that the rageaholics dont attack each other - but what story isn't a little fantastical?

Agreement (1)

aSiTiC (519647) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760652)

I was impressed by 28 Days Later too. Small budget + small-name actors + good writer = High impact movie. Lots of fun :)

My Thoughts (1)

m3rr (669531) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760563)

I thought the X-Men sequal was even better than the first and it did a great job of setting up the obvious third installment. As far as The Matrix, I feel that trilogy took a turn for the worst. The stories of the 2nd and 3rd movies wasn't quite as intriguing as in the first movie. Although, I will say that The Matrix did a hell of a lot better job working in a love story than those crappy new Star Wars movies... ((((shudder))))

The authoritative list (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760567)

Matrix Reloaded: Great
Matrix Revolutions: OK
Terminator 3: Lame
About Schmidt: Pretty good
Finding Nemo: Great

You can all stop debating now.

Lord of the Rings (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760569)

Worst... Trilogy... EVAR.

Ghey, boring, stupid, appeals to dorks and gamers, plotless, dumb.

The Matrix: Revolutions (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760570)

If I wanted to see a religious movie I would have watched Jesus Christ Superstar.

The worst movie? That's an easy one. (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760575)

I've got this Paris Hilton mpeg, see, and...

my picks (1)

frission (676318) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760577)

surprised no one has mentioned it, but I think Kill Bill was probably my favorite movie this year. i can't think of another movie that i had more fun at, and thought that everything about the movie was basically "cool" the soundtrack is amazing, props to the RZA. i liked X2 and a couple of indies like Lost in Translation and Thirteen as well...

new concept (5, Funny)

slunk1 (694204) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760578)

wow. a thread designed just for trolling. interesting concept.

No best, plenty worst (1)

squiggleslash (241428) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760581)

I can't say there was a best film because there wasn't a film that particularly grabbed me. Most films I saw were disappointments, or if they weren't disappointments (Matrix Revolutions, Italian Job) it was because I had spectacularly low expectations before I saw them.

The worst film, in my view, this year was Kill Bill. Tarantino is a fantasticly talented scriptwriter and director, and while usually a little self-indulgent, it's almost always forgivable. Kill Bill wasn't forgiveable - it was entirely self-indulgent, it lacked everything that made Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and Jackie Brown, great films. It was just plain stupid. Visually it sucked. The plot was virtually non-existant - the premise certainly was AWOL. Gah!

Matrix Reloaded was a disappointment but not on the same level. The Wachowski brothers have never proved themselves to be substantially better than average in all respects, The Matrix had plenty of faults, so Reloaded didn't have the same "let down" feeling Kill Bill did.

Re:No best, plenty worst (1)

yamcha666 (519244) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760666)

Visually it sucked.

If I heard the rumors correctly, Tarantino was going for that old Kung-fu bootleg look with Kill Bill. I just got Swordsmen II the other day, and comparing the visuals of the two, I think Tarantino got the effect down pretty well. He definitely wasn't going for fancy, but really, are kung-fu movies supposed to be fancy?

Best: LOTR/Matrix. Worst: LOTR/Matrix (-1, Troll)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760584)

For all its cinematic glory, LOTR and the Matrix didn't have anything new to offer viewers except a nine hour fantasy-boy masturbation session.

They really highlighted the crazy lengths to which we've come using computer animation. The difference between last year's CG and this year's CG is immense and the improvements seem to be increasing at a logorythmic rate. Soon we will be able to have whole movies produced with CG and have them done faster than was ever possible before.

But the two sets of movies also show the worst of Hollywood, the deep vacancies of the writers' creativity. While the Matrix may have at least had a glimmer of originality and cleverness, LOTR just rehashed (not very well mind you, leaving out key figures like Tom Bumbledore) a years old text written by a pompous English professor who was more interested in creating new languages than in using the languages right in front of him to craft a better story. But the Matrix lapsed into a regular shoot-em-up and LOTR climaxed with a quiet shudder and the whole lot sucked up too much money for too little return to the audience.

Re:Best: LOTR/Matrix. Worst: LOTR/Matrix (1)

KiwiEngineer (585036) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760675)

I agree with your opinions on the matrix, but with respect to LOTR I have to say that you are a troll of the highest order. I am not a LOTR freak, and have only seen the first two movies a couple of times each, and read the book only once, about ten years ago.

LOTR uses CG to better tell a story that is played out on a massive scale. It is not used simply for the joy of running animation engines hot for a year or so. I will concede that the Matrix did fall into the trap of CG for its own sake after the first movie.

Many others plainly disagree with your opinion on the text of LOTR based on its taking out readers surveys of favourite books again and again.

Bad Santa (4, Insightful)

crispy1083 (636320) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760594)

A truly hilarious film. There was some controversy that people might have confused it for a lighter Christmas parody, but it was an excellent dark farce.

Best quote from Billy Bob Thorton, while in a Santa suit, while having anal sex with a woman: "You're not going to shit right for a week."

X-Men2 surprise, matrix revolutions (2, Insightful)

runfaster (687790) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760597)

I was really surprised how entertaining X-Men2 was... I didn't enjoy the first terribly, but Nightcrawler alone sold me on the third. Plus, there was better (but still weak) character devolpment, plus tiny peeks of some old favorites (Shadowcat, Colossus, etc.) Surprisingly good... After Reloaded, I don't think many were surprised that Revolutions was as bad as it was though... Reeves' acting started to get cheesy, and the storyline? Good grief...

WORST MOVIE EVER (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760600)

In The Cut. Period.
I cant believe Meg Ryan, let alone a movie studio would make that garbage. I still have nightmares about it. I dont know why I stayed through the whole thing. Maybe it was because I shelled out 8 bucks to see that crap. Ughhhh..


best movie (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760602)

Hmm, I'd have to say, "Cowgirl Dora." Of course that's the only new movie I've seen, but hey, Swiper gets some cookies. I always feel bad for swiper ...

Worst: Kill Bill (1)

Vicegrip (82853) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760605)

Although Kill Bill did have a certain comical "this is really bad" value that reminded me of some of the finer moments of some sewer grade anime I've seen-- still, that anime was better.

The Ring (5, Interesting)

RealProgrammer (723725) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760609)

This is probably the scariest movie I've ever seen. It was released in 2003, right? If not, it's *still* my pick of 2003.

At first it looks like a juvenile cross between "Conspiracy Theory" and "The Net", but then it shifts gears and scares the living shit out of you.

I'm still freaked (can you tell?), and I only saw it once.

Finding Nemo... (1)

cujo_1111 (627504) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760613)

I would have to say I enjoyed 'Finding Nemo' far more than any other movie all year.

Although 'Bad Boys 2' kept me entertained, not a great movie though.

Terminator 3 - ick (5, Funny)

UnderScan (470605) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760618)

Kludge of a story that was hacked together to sell tickets. Inclusion of a new stronger, faster, & harder to kill Terminator that also oozes with sexual energy & is not scary or intimidating. Film score that didn't use the Terminator2 theme to inspire awe & fear.

T2: "Hasta la vista, baby!"
T3: "Talk to the hand."

eww. I feel dirty just thinking about that film.

ROTK BAD. (2, Funny)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760622)

I mean the already published the book for the 3rd movie! How much does that suck? And don't get me started on how much it stole from that satanic game D&D! I mean anyone who has anything to do with D&D is evil and should be shot!

Kill Bill Volume 1++ (2, Interesting)

wackybrit (321117) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760623)

Went into Kill Bill without really knowing anything about it, and enjoyed myself as much as when I saw Clockwork Orange at the theater after it was unbanned (I'm from the UK).

Why? Because of the fighting. I'm not really into violent movies or the whole escapism thing, but seeing Uma Thurmann kick some major ass was almost sexual. A nice pastiche of the last 50 years of kung-fu cinema.

I had huge hopes for 2003 (4, Insightful)

PovRayMan (31900) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760627)

When I found out I was going to conclude The Matrix and The Lord of the Rings in 2003 all within months of each other, I was jittered with excitement. Both movie series filled in two seperate geek aspects; computers and epic fantasy. Some say The Matrix fell short with the sequels, but I won't get into the argument. I for one enjoyed all three Matrix films, and that's that. The ending of Revolutions left me somewhat satisfied, but not filled with joy knowing and seeing the end. Now just the other night I watched Return of the King and that void of emotion has been completely filled. Not only did The Lord of the Rings movie series end, it gave a full out conclusion. Most people not familiar with the books (That's me until I saw FOTR and then read the books for the first time) would assume that when the ring is destroyed the movie would end. Instead we're returned to the purity of Middle Earth as it once was before the corruption of the ring where the king of men rules once more, and the Hobbits drink, dance and sing joyfull songs. Unlike Matrix Revolutions we just get the idea that the Matrix lives on, but those who want out are freed and the machines no longer go off patrolling and killing humans from Zion (Assuming the humans don't go off killing the machines). That ending is nice and non-conventional, but it leaves an emotional gap. Return of the King fills the void, and even overflows it.

"You bow to no one..."


So many flicks, so little worth watching (1)

rueger (210566) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760629)

Before posting I tripped over to the Internet Movie Database [] and looked at what has been released. I realized that there had been almost nothing that was sufficiently interesting to get me to watch.

The one film that REALLY stood out was a 2002 release, The Hours [] . Even Nicole Kidman impressed me.

Face it - Hollywood has lost all interest in making good films.

Big Disappointment (cheat: was on TV) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760631)

Okay, so it was on TV, but the biggest disappointment for me was Battlestar Galactica. I admit the original was cheesey, but it was the 70's (okay, maybe 1980 or so), when everything was a bit overdone. While this seemed more realistic, everything that made me like the first one (the buddy relationship between Apollo and Starbuck, the Starbuck-Athena-Cassieopea triangle, and the tension between Apollo and Sheba...) were gone. Basically, I felt the characters in this were almost completely undeveloped or cliche, or nothing more than a setup for a series.

But then again, the writer/producer (Ron Moore) was never actually known for his ability to create a strong character arc. Other than his first 2 eps of ST:TNG, seeing his name on the writing credits usually told me the episode would not be character based, or would be about Klingons.

While he seems to be a nice guy, I still don't think he could develop a character to save his life.

My vote. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7760645)

Glory Hole is one of the best movies I've seen this year. I watch it constantly when my girlfriend is on the rag. Muy bueno.

21 grams, kill bill (1)

ankit (70020) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760646)

Both very different movies, and imo would easily figure in top 10 for most people.

Kill Bill was perhaps the first movie that made me want to see it again even before I had left the movie hall. Amazing direction, camera work, and the anime was icing on the cake.

21 grams was a nice first english movie by a non-english speaking director. It seemed to lose itself towards the end, but had a nice overal effect.

ROTK would have to come close, but read here [] why I would not call it the best.

Worst.... Movie.... Ever.... (3, Insightful)

MBCook (132727) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760653)

OK, so I never saw it, but I'd like to nominate a movie from January 17th. That instant horror classic (the horror being what you expiriance at even having to watch the commercials for it)...

Kangaroo Jack []

Best movie? Pirates of the Carabian was good, I haven't watched Seabiscuit yet (I've got it on DVD near me right now), I liked X-2, and I thought that The Matrix: Reloaded was entertaining, Nemo was fantastic, I loved A Mighty Wind, and those are the only 2k3 movies that I've seen (that I can think of) as I only watch DVDs.

Does Chicago count? It came out Dec 25th of last year, so that's within the last year (not last calender year though).

Dogville (2, Interesting)

Shipud (685171) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760671)

No doubt. Powerful stuff. Too bad Kidman won't be there for the rest of the trilogy, but I don't think von Trier will disappoint... 'nuff said. Wouldn't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen it [] .

The Matrix [take your pick which one] (0)

popisdead (594564) | more than 10 years ago | (#7760677)

People don't realize IT'S JUST A SCI FI MOVIE. It's not that great or impressive. To all those people who use 'Neo' as a handle Get a grip! The second one was so bad I didn't bother with the third. Best: D'uh! I haven't even seen RoTK but I can't put my vote anywhere else.
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