Your Choice 4: A First Time For Everything

15 10 2012

It’s that time of year again, a time when you get to choose which film I review and either make me happy or miserable (in the case of the first and third time – miserable). Originally I was thinking of doing Comedy films but then I had a brilliant Idea. There are many film classics as well as possible future classics I would really like to do (and one I would do if I either got a Billion Views in a month or £1000000 in the bank). Many of these films are part of a series of films too which are also considered some of the best in cinema history. So this month you will get the choice of which series will start first. This month you are in for a real treat, here are your choices:

Jurassic Park – released in 1993, the film became an Instant Classic and Legend of Cinema. With special effects which are still by far the best CGI in cinema history. Starring Sam Neil, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough, the film (for those who were born yesterday) follows a group of people who get stuck on an island which is a Giant Zoo full of Dinosaurs. It’s success spawned 2 sequels with a third on the way and for 5 years was the highest grossing film of all time. The film is regarded (and is, that’s a fact) one of the Greatest film in the history of Cinema and if you have not seen it, WHY, YOU HAVE HAD PLENTY OF TIME?

Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace – I have always said that I would review the Star Wars films in the proper order. Released in 1999, Episode 1 expanded the story of what was already a Legendary series. The film tells the beginning of a story about a young boy who becomes the most evil person in the Galaxy and the cinemas number 1 villain – Darth Vader. The film in my opinion deserves a lot more credit than it gets from Star Wars fans. With a new age of Special Effects, the films set’s and scenes are incredible, the film also tells the early story of C-3PO, R2-D2, Obi Wan Kenobi and Emperor Palpatine. The film also stars a young Natalie Portman who is today one of Cinemas top Actresses as well as Liam Neeson who today is one of Cinemas top Actors. With some Great Battle sequences and lightsaber duels, this is a fantastic addition to an already Great Film Series.

Planet Of The Apes – Before Space, there was Earth, Before Wars, there was Apes and before Star Wars, the was Planet of the Apes. Starring Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall, Planet of the Apes was a Sci-Fi classic whose presence still goes strong today. With 4 sequels, a remake in 2001 and a reboot in 2011, this film is one of the original Legends of Cinema. The film won an Academy Award for best Makeup. It tells the story of an astronaut who has travelled into the future to a world ruled by Apes where Humans are nothing but the bottom of the Food Chain. The film also features one of Cinemas greatest endings. If you are up for a true classic, this is the film for you.

X-Men – The film that launched the best of the Marvel FIlm Series. While X-Men is not currently a Classic Film, I would like it for the series to be. The film could be considered the launch film for Hugh Jackman who plays Wolverine who also stars alongside Legendary British Actor Patrick Stewart. While it may not be as great as the previous 3 choices, don’t knock it. The series itself has 2 of the best Super Hero films in Cinema History (X-Men 2 and X-Men First Class). While I could have started with First Class, I decided to start with this one. While Classic films will always have a place in our cinema hearts, there is always room for new and future classics.

Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring – The first film in what is the most overrated film series in Cinema History. While it has some Good Stuff, it is mostly PANTS. While it may be based on a popular book series (which I lost interest in within the first 3 pages) quite a lot of the story does not make sense to someone who has a brain. If you are going to take a piece of jewellery to a place filled with yobos (Sorry, Orks), why would you send 4 children, 2 blokes from your local, a man with a tall hat and a stick (He may be able to break some bones with that), a midget and a tall chav. While some people claim it is a classic, I think it’s boring, because it is.

There are your choices but before you vote, there is one more thing. An extra part of this vote includes a one-off post for each film. The film you choose will have a top ten post related to it. The choices are:

  • Jurassic Park – Top Ten Dinosaurs from the films
  • The Phantom Menace – Top Ten Jedi (Including Sith Lightsaber Users)
  • Planet Of The Apes – Top Ten Ape Names (All Films)
  • X-Men – Top Ten X-Men Characters in Films (Including Wolverine and First Class)
  • Fellowship Of the Ring – Top Ten Races (Not the top ten times Legolas was found guilty of drug use at the Annual Gondor Marathon)

Just something else to consider when you make your vote. To vote just choose one of the 5 films from the list below and click vote. The poll will close at Midnight on the 31st December 2012. The film will be reviewed around about February. So please vote and check back soon to see who wins, Thankyou.

Poll Closed – the Winner is Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.





2 responses

30 11 2012
The Colclough

too many choices here, but i eventually settled on Star Wars I. i think ‘first time for everything’ was a good theme to pick the movie lineup.

1 12 2012

Thank you for your vote.

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