Thursday, 18 February 2010


Aliens: Although I preferred the atmospheric pressure that the original created (as far as the horror genre goes), Aliens is better crafted in it's execution. With a more fulfilling plot (longer than the original and less specific) and better action sequences I would rank this as one of the best horrors of all time. Was I surprised when I found out this was made by James Cameron. 100%

Taxi Driver: A very deep movie. I have felt all of the feelings De Niro's character goes through in the movie (although to less psychotic effects) at strategic points in my life and De Niro plays the character well. It's tragically funny how Travis is so misaligned. He is the complete anti-hero and the movie plays him to that which makes the movie real, the moments real and the people real (which makes the movie easy to underrate by the myopic). I was thinking about this a lot last night—especially about how Travis first falls in love (if you can call it that) with the government official and then by transferring to the prostitute he kind of overcomes that, realizing that it was just a crush and what he needed to do for the prostitute was more important. There are so many subliminal messages in the movies which you have to think about lest miss the whole point of the movie. The ending—is it a dream? Well, at least, there's something really creepy about it. 96%

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