The craziest part of this whole thing is that there is a universe in which this is my favorite movie of all time.
Growing up, my friends and I would create/write stories about us as superheroes. And one of the main critiques I was always given was that I didn’t know how to end a scene because I’d always write my character having some dramatic and extremely emotional moment with every character in the scene. And they would laugh at my need to tell my character’s emotional connection to every character on the page.
Well, who’s laughing now? The highest rated movie on…
Do you ever wonder what would have happened, had this movie just totally sucked and completely bombed? Like what would the future of animation/Pixar have looked liked? Glad we don’t have to worry about that because this movie will never not be good.
Though I have always wondered how Woody’s burn mark just goes away.
“Please. He's my friend. And he's the only one I've got.”
“I need help.”
“So do I.”
- This is Gene Hackman at his best.
- Gwyneth Paltrow is a mood.
- Mark Mothersbaugh‘s score is incredibly touching and heartfelt.
- Ben Stiller trying to make me cry.
- The scene where Royal Tenenbaum is at Chas’ wife’s grave by himself might be my favorite shot of the whole movie.
- This movie successfully got me to enjoy Nico’s version of These Days.
- Owen Wilson plays the same character...again.
“You know, Burke, I don’t know which species is worse. You don’t see them f-ing each other over for a g-ddamn percentage.”
Some thoughts watching this film:
- You had me at James Horner. I miss him.
- I liked it better than Alien, but it was not better than Alien.
- Aliens was not scarier than Alien. Aliens really wasn’t scary at all. The focus on the Alien’s limbs rather than the face and body was not a good…