2005 Top TEN Films
2005 Top T.E.N Films
Would have made the record of not for its dreadful ending, this film shows the awesomeness of alien creatures like never before. Spielberg fused old-style film monsters with the most recent special effects to give you a visually spectacular version of the War of the Worlds. Although this movie was breathtaking in the beginning and middle, it's ending left much to be desired, unlike the TOP T.E.N we've chosen for 2005's Best T.E.N!
This picture was as daring as it was daring. Shot entirely behind a green screen, all the movies characters worked really well together to deliver some of their most dramatic, amazing scenes. Watching this movie brought back that comic book feeling that you used to have if you introduced your characters to life in your head.
9 - Batman Begins
DC has come back with a vengeance not seen since Richard Pryor stole all those pennies in Superman III. Batman begins the battle anew between Marvel and DC for superhero supremacy. The battle lines have been drawn in movie since they were in the comic books, with Marvel going for flash and action, whilst DC opting for more detail and battle. Bruce Wayne is superbly played by Christian Bale that knows how to play dark (watch The Machinist). Although I feel that Katie Holmes actually detracted from the film, you get a sense that large things are in store for our caped crusader.
This is the film that for the remainder of the year, all other comedies attempted to compare itself to. I adored Vince Vaugn who, as a character role, has experienced a hit or miss type of career. He does it this time as he matches up with Owen Wilson to deliver a performance reminiscent of Swingers (the all-time sensitive guy movie). Christopher Walken was also a great addition to the cast, as the stodgy old father.
7 - King Kong
How great is a movie where the title character only shows an hour and all the other characters are one dimensional? Under Peter Jackson, the master of all things fantasy, this movie was simply incredible.
6 -- Serenity
Science fiction is about new worlds, and fresh ideas. Here is a picture that fused some of the old west frontier town with space ships and kung-fu. May sound crazy but it works well together. The main characters are simply a bunch of smugglers which are being chased by a government specific assassin, since among their former stowaway's could have top secret information locked in her brain. Given the success of this film after the cancelled television show, comparison to Star Trek was inevitable. We expect this one becomes a brand new franchise .
Can't have a picture nowadays made in New Orleans without their being some voodoo. Seems like most of the people down there either practise it, or stay away from it from the simple fact that they believe in it. Can you believe?
4 - Saw 2
Very difficult to best the first movie for this type of film. Most of the suspense came in the not understanding and never having seen occasions such as that which transpired in the first movie. This newest variant weaves a slightly more intricate tale that involve a father and son with a finish that is sure to keep you talking after the film has ended.
3 - Million Dollar Baby
Hillary Swank surrounded by 2 much older guys. Not my idea of exiting. But this film does a great job in getting emotion out of the audience. You are feeling determined as she was to become something, as angry as she ought to have been toward her loved ones, and the fondness she felt for the old trainer. This movie is packed full of emotion, so it is what a film ought to be.
2 - Hotel Rwanda
This is a story that needed to be told. A catastrophe so terrible that it is message required to came out so as to help prevent those events from happening again. We look at these people, all of us black or white, as simple Africans living in the dirt. This movie made them human, made us weep and suffer together for their plight.
1 - Crash
This movie was not just among the very best of 2005, but among the all-time classic films of its time. Taking a European slant with slowing weaving different stories and characters until they came together a many points near the finish, every scene, every section is worth watching, worth commenting on. This picture ought to be part of any group you've got, or is the reason to start one.