This is my 100th post on MoviePilot! In the past year I have met a lot of great people and had a lot of great experiences thanks to the MoviePilot team. I have also really enjoyed being a part of the groups of creators on social media and all of the fun movie chatter and debates that have come from them. I am proud to call myself a creator.
Of course, with so many creators all over the world and all of their varying opinions, you start to realize where all of your own opinions fit in. When you only talk to your friends and family and the people close to you about the movies and shows that you like or don’t like, you obviously don’t get the same perspective as you do when you talk to people from all over the world.
That new perspective gave me an idea. I’m sure we all have some opinions about some films, shows or actors that we’ve kept quiet for one reason or another. Well, it’s time to get that off your chest. These are my Creator Confessions.
Let me start by saying that I do consider myself a bit of a movie snob. I’m not rushing to the theaters to see the fifth installment of some action series with no plot and a bunch of explosions. On the other hand though, I’m also not holding out just for movies with Oscar buzz. I would rather watch Guardians of the Galaxy than The King’s Speech, but I’ll also take Saving Mr. Banks over The Expendables any day of the week.
I love superhero movies. I know, almost everyone does right now, but I will be at the theater for opening night of every Marvel movie as long as I can still get myself there. And yes, I want them to make movies forever. I think Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the best superhero movie of all time, and yes, I have seen The Dark Knight. Sure, there may be some Marvel bias in there, but I stand by my opinion.
When people talk about classic movies, to me that means Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Back to the Future. I can’t really say I’m a fan of old black and white movies. Sometimes I just find them tough to watch. That being said, I watched a couple of Charlie Chaplin films in school and really enjoyed them.
I love Disney movies and I’ve seen the last four Pixar movies in theaters (six if you don’t count Cars 2). I think people should embrace great films and not push them aside because they’re animated. There’s nothing wrong with a grown man tearing up at The Good Dinosaur in a theater full of eight-year-olds. Speaking of which, here is a list of movies that have made me cry: Remember the Titans, Warrior, Up, Toy Story 3 and The Good Dinosaur. There could be more, but those come to mind.
I don’t like horror movies. I saw The Ring at a birthday party when I was 13 and it scared the hell out of me. That kind of ruined horror movies for me going forward. I do like slasher movies though and the original Halloween films are my favorites. Thrillers are ok too, and I love Zodiac. Anything involving an exorcism is an absolute no-no for sure though.
I like Liam Neeson a lot as a person, but I don’t think I’ve really enjoyed any of his movies. I’m just not into the Taken series. I love almost anything with Leo DiCaprio in it, and Chris Pratt and Chris Evans are both getting to that point for me. Hugo Weaving is the best bad guy in the history of movies and he plays the hero in my favorite movie ever.
Like most, I think Empire is the best movie in the Star War series, but I think Return of the King is the worst of the three Lord of the Rings films. I like Indiana Jones as a whole, but if you were to put one on, I wouldn’t be able to tell you which one it is. Unless of course it was the fourth one. In that case, I’d tell you to turn it off. I am not a fan of the Die Hard series. I know 99% of guys are, but I’m just not into it. I’ll watch it if it’s on, but my fiance actually likes those movies more than I do. I also don’t like Quentin Tarantino movies, with Inglourious Basterds being the only exception. I have never been able to get all the way through Pulp Fiction.
That leads me to my biggest confessions; movies I have never seen. I’ve never seen The Graduate, Schidler’s List, Taxi Driver, Titanic, Raging Bull, Million Dollar Baby, The Godfather part 2 or A Clockwork Orange. I’ve seen parts of The Godfather and The Shawshank Redemption, but I’ve never seen them all the way through. One of these days, I plan to watch these movies and so many more, but for now, I’m on the outside looking in.
So there you go. It’s all out there now. If any other creators want to join me, I'm sure we would all be interested in reading some more confessions. I’m sure a lot of you have something you’d like to get off of your chest.