From: Broughton, Northants, UK
Funnily enough I liked Flash Gordon - it was meant to be well-over-the-top and it was.
As for "The Big Red One" I did like it. It's an odd movie. On first release it got totally panned. Then a recent director's cut was made, and the film was MUCH longer and apparently a completely different film as a result. The new release won a Palme d'Or, at Cannes, fairly recently. It is stylized, and maybe unrealistic, but it's just really about 6 men. The rest of the war goes on around them, almost without any context. I found Marvin, who I usually have little time for, strangely moving towards the very end. Give the new DVD a try. I would rate it WELL above Private Ryan, which I think is a lousy movie. The initial stages are frighteningly brilliant, but after that it's just tush, has the "typical" character profiles, and in places it's just nauseatingly sugary.
I would say that every "Ernest" movie ever made was awful, but I have to admit to finding them a hoot, as long as you watch them with a youngster.
I'm also a great fan of Dark Star. I know I'm completely without objectivity about it. Some films just seem right at the time that you watch them. I think you probably need to be fairly high to enjoy it. The crew sure were! and I liked the stupid conversation with the bomb. The film wasn't meant to be serious, except in it's complete (but sadly; oh so common) absurdity.
Totally worst movie - any WW2 John Wayne movie, plus his great artistic high point - The Green Berets!
Have to admit i love his cowboy films though
< Message edited by Mart -- 1/16/2008 12:44:54 PM >