Surprisingly Good Movies
Submitted by buber on Thu, 03/22/2001 - 02:37
- Punch Drunk Love
I was surprised by this completely different role by Adam Sandler. It seemed that almost every other character was some variation of the same basic person. Here, while he is still playing an angry man, the anger is a much deeper part of the character, making this character significantly scarier but also more empathetic. The movie was slow in places, but overall I enjoyed it.
- Fight Club
A hotel I was at had HBO and this was playing. The previews made it look pretty shallow and unintelligent, but I thought it was a great movie. Very surprising, both how much I enjoyed it and the plot itself.
- Three Kings
I felt this did a great job of showing some of the less glorious aspects of a war like the Gulf War. It also seemed uninteresting from the previews.
- O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The previews didn't impress me and I didn't think I was much of a Clooney fan. We only went to see this cuz we missed the mattinee for Crouching Tiger... But, I was thoroughly entertained. Maybe Clooney is better than I thought...
- Gods and Monsters
I thought the plot for this movie was very interesting. Both McKellen and Fraser did good jobs with their roles. I was surprised by Fraser the most, as it seems most of his roles are brain-dead characters that generate little empathy.
- Dark City
Of all of the "reality isn't what it seems" movies that came out lately (mostly, I'm thinking of The Matrix and ExistenZ), I thought this was the most interesting of the three. I hadn't even heard of it, and my girlfriend and her roommate rented it. I was the only one who liked it...
- Others I've Liked
- Apt Pupil
Just some movies that pleasantly surprised me by how good I felt they were, especially considering what the previews and advertisements for them made me think about them.
Comments about the Others will come shortly...