So today I have decided to do one of the tags I have found whilst browsing the internet recently. This one is the ‘Films, Films, Films’ tag. I tag you reading this to answer the questions, and I’ll leave a link to the article I found containing the questions below.
1. What is your all time favourite film?
As some of you may know, my absolute favourite film is Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. I’ve seen it so many times and it grows on me every time, and I always pick up on something new, fresh and interesting each time. The acting, particularly from the masterful Heath Ledger and the simply terrific Gary Oldman, is superb, and it truly is a masterpiece of cinema. In my opinion, no film has come close to the quality of The Dark Knight, arguably one of the best films of the 21st Century, and certainly my favourite of all time.
2. What is your favourite scene from that film?
There is so much about The Dark Knight that I enjoy, and when every scene contributes to the deep, winding story, it really is very hard to pick a favourite. However, after much deliberation, I’ve decided my favourite scene is the whole hospital section, firstly when The Joker is poisoning Harvey Dent’s mind, and then the brilliant scene in which The Joker detonates the bomb designed to reduce the hospital to rubble. Simply fantastic, gripping, well edited, brilliantly acted, terrific cinema.
3. Who is your favourite actor and actress?
I’ve raved about multiple actors and actresses over my time with the blog, but my all time favourite actor has to be Bryan Cranston. Although some of his cinematic ventures have been less than great, his performances in Argo and more specifically Breaking Bad are simply magical. Cranston commands the viewer’s attention, grabs them by the neck and doesn’t let go until the end credits role. Cranston is a master of acting, and he most definitely deserves his numerous Emmy and Golden Globe nominations and wins. My favourite actress is a bit more difficult, but although a bit unoriginal, it has to go to Jennifer Lawrence. I’m not a huge fan of Silver Linings Playbook, but her performance was gripping, and she has been very consistent recently, and still manages to show up in lesser known films, even when tied to huge series such as X-Men and The Hunger Games.
4. What was the first film you saw in the cinema?
It’s quite a weird one, but the first film I saw in the cinema is 2004’s Garfield. I haven’t seen it in a very long time, and looking back it probably was pretty rubbish, but my childhood naivety meant I loved this, and watched it multiple times when the DVD was released.
5. Favourite director?
Another difficult one, because there’s so many directors I admire, but ultimately, it’s the mastermind of cinema, Michael Bay. No, no, I joke, but I don’t think I could pick one, so my two favourite directors are Christopher Nolan and Ridley Scott. Nolan is consistent and ambitious, and each of his releases garners the success it deserves, because you can really tell the hard work and dedication that goes into his work. Although cinema these days is saturated with popcorn flicks where the viewer turns off their brain for 90 minutes, Nolan’s films are a throwback to the golden age of cinema, providing a deep and interesting story, alongside outstanding design and visual effects. I also chose Ridley Scott because of the effect some of his earlier work has had on contemporary cinema. Particularly, I love the effort that went into Alien, my favourite Scott film, because of the incredible shots and visual effects so far ahead of there time. To add some perspective, there was only 11 years between the original Planet of the Apes, which was relatively primitive (get it) and then Alien, a visual effects masterpiece.
6. Favourite guilty pleasure film?
Normally I’m not a fan of generic comedies, but I have a soft spot for Will Ferrell’s Step Brothers. It is just brilliant, and although not really my typical genre, I think it’s an absolute blast from start to finish.
7. What is a film you hate that everyone loves?
This one goes to Thor: The Dark World. Although it did well both critically and commercially, I really didn’t get into it as much as I did the 2011 Thor. The story is very forgettable, and none of the A-listers starring really turned up, except Tom Hiddleston, who I admit was born to play Loki.
8. What is a film you love that everyone hates?
I wouldn’t go as far to say I loved it, but I didn’t hate The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It’s been slated both commercially and critically, with some saying it has derailed the franchise, but personally I don’t think it was that bad. It wasn’t good by any stretch of the imagination, but at least the CGI was good, and the incredible chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone is just adorable.
9. Which actor/actress do you have a crush on?
Do I really need to answer this question? This is so obviously Scarlett Johansson!
10. What is your favourite animated film?
Yet again, I don’t think there is one definitive answer in my opinion, but it’s between The Lion King, Monsters Inc. and The Incredibles. All brilliant Disney films that I love in different ways. They make me laugh, some make me cry, but all are 100% a great time.
11. Who is your favourite film villain?
From one of my favourite films, Alien, it has to be the eponymous Xenomorph. H.R. Giger’s terrific design is frightening and intricate. Easily one of the most iconic film villains of all time.
12. One remake you wish had never been made.
The Amazing Spider-Man. I’d much rather the film rights to the webslinger had reverted to Marvel Studios so Peter Parker could have been included into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, particularly the upcoming Captain America: Civil War.
13. Favourite film genre
This is easily the genre of superhero and comic-book films, but I’m also a fan of action, and any film that treats their viewers with respect and expects them to piece together the puzzle themselves.
14. Ever walked out of a film?
I’ve never walked out of a film in a cinema, but I have switched off a lot of DVDs and Netflix films that I didn’t enjoy, including Ride Along. Simply terrible.
15. Favourite sidekick
There’s not a lot of sidekicks that I’m fond of, but if it counts, my pick goes to Tom Hardy’s Eames in Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece Inception.
Well, there it was, the Films, Films, Films Tag! I’d love to see my readers’ versions of this, so if you want, leave a link of your attempt in the comments below. Thanks for reading and see you soon for another article!
Original article: http://mintyfilms.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/films-films-films-tag.html