jake_twothousandfive wrote:Next thing you'll be telling me I need to go check out this Godfather series I've been hearing about.
You can skip part III though.
I saw about half of the first one. I really didn't like it though. I don't care for most gangster movies.
I've seen a lot of the classics: It's a Wonderful Life, Citizen Kane, 12 Angry Men, Dr. Strangelove, the Dollars Trilogy, etc. Some I just haven't bothered with.
The first Godfather is long and a little slow. It's a classic and I love it, but it is a little dated. Part II is fantastic though and probably the better of the two. You should probably just watch part II, if you like it your interest in watching part I may be sparked. Then again if you're not into gangster movies...
III wouldn't get such a bad rap if it wasn't Godfather III. If it was the only Godfather that existed it wouldn't be a classic, but it wouldn't be considered one of the worst movies ever either. It would just be another gangster movie. I don't see how Godfather I is dated. In my opinion that's one of the few movies (and part 2 as well) that will always seem fresh.
j24jags wrote:Ratatouille 8.5/10 -I watched this last night with some friends and it made me realize how long it has been since I've seen a great Pixar/animated movie. Pixar always comes through, and I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It made me want to see Wall-E, Up, and Fantastic Mr.Fox very badly. Great movie, highly recommended for all ages.
Mr. Fox is a Wes Anderson movie, not Pixar, but it's very good.
I saw this for the first time a few days ago. I thought it was decent, but nothing to get overly excited about. Are any of the other 5 (Rocky 2-5 and Rocky Balboa) worth seeing?
Watch 2 immediately. Then 3. Then 4. Then watch Rocky Balboa. Then be glad you've come this far without somebody taking away your man card. But seriously, Rocky is a great classic, and they only get better.
The Rocky series is so classic (aside from 5... please skip it) because each movie is amazing for a different reason. Rocky and Rocky 3, for example, are 2 totally different types of movies, but each is great for different reasons. Definitely something you should see through all the way. Except 5. My god, was that one awful.
I do tend to agree with the concensus, though. Rocky 4 is the pinnacle of the the whole thing...
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