Quentin Tarantino's Top 20 Films of All Time... A Perspective
Aug 19, 2009
Recently, Quentin Tarantino released a list of his top 20 favorite films of all time. Since he is one of my favorite Directors, I thought I would give my own perspective of them. Some of these films I have actually never seen, but the ones I can talk about I will. Enjoy!
This is the first DVD I ever bought! I had actually never seen the movie before, but I liked the way the packaging looked and then I also ended up loving the movie a whole lot. Though the Lunch community has seen my Top 10 films of all time, Fight Clubis in my top 20, probably number 11. Great acting by Ed Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter.
Tarantino accidently calls this film "Fridays", but he was in fact talking about Fridaystarring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker. Quite possibly one of the funniest films ever made. I was way to young when I first saw this film and I still thought it was hilarious. I think by now everyone knows Chris Tucker's two famous lines in this film, "Don't You eva....eva eva eva eva eva... come by here again!" and "You Just got knocked the F**k out!!"
I think that this is a movie that people really either loved or hated. It was either to slow, or for fans of the film, just right. I loved it and had a great appreciation for the dark humor that made up the film that I actually normally don't like. I thought both Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray were fabulous in this movie.
Tarantino states that for a while, The Matrix was his number 2 film behind Battle Royale, but after both The Matrix Reloadedand The Matrix Revolutionscame out, he said it had ruined the mythology for him.
I don't know anyone who isn't a fan of The Matrix. The people who aren't fans are probably the ones who still don't know what was going on ten years later. I had no problems keeping up with the film and again is most definitely in my Top 20. I didn't have a problem with the sequels like Tarantino did.
Tarantino calls this movie Bruce Willi's best performance ever and a re-telling of the Superman mythos.
While I did like this film, I don't think it deserved all the hype that it got. While Bruce Willis was amazing in this film, Samuel L. Jackson was even better. Honestly, after Unbreakable, Shyamalan just got full of himself and his films went down from here. Good film though.
Hi, my name is Julian Brown. I currently write for The Brotherly Game, a local Philadelphia soccer website where I cover the US Women's National Team and the local WPS Philadelphia Independence. I … more