And Rocky’s speech was the true reason the Berlin wall came down, check it out. In addition we just the tragic end of Apollo creed which shocked everyone. I would place this as the 2nd best Rocky overall. Plus with lines like this “If he dies, he dies”(Thick Russian Accent) you just can’t lose.
High-C - USA ! USA ! USA ! You can’t ignore the cold war undertones in possibly the best Rocky movie ever. USA versus Russia in the ultimate showdown. Can you say training montage !! The ultimate underdog story gets better with yet another david versus goliath story.
Special K - Dare I say anything more with James Bond and Han Solo banging the same chick. Plus we found out he was named after the dog. Oh and Fuck the Nazis.
Parker comes to terms with who he is, a hero, and realizes he needs to man up with Mary Jane, I would too if they chose a hotter actress, and he became the hero we deserved at the time. Plus that train scene where her fights Doc Oc and saves the people is sweet and sadly Spiderman has been downhill since.
Special K - Let us not forget the scene where he comes out of the water in his bathing suit which was turned into an ice cream. I have never seen High-C lick something that fast.
Casino Royal starts with a bang and keeps going. Daniel Craig delivers and makes me believe he is a badass all the way through. Even the lull portion of the film (well possible lull) the card game, is still filled with suspense and intensity. And Eva Green is dirty hot with big knockers.
The buddy movie set in NYC made this action packed story thrill the audiences and have the relation with the common man. What made the first movie so good is you had an unsuspecting action hero. What made this one so good, is you added an unsuspecting but perfect partner.
It has exploding aliens, face melting marines, chest bursting, an alien queen, a creepy little kid, plus it has a tough ass Latina which is a staple of the 80’s movie. Last but not least John Connor’s dad(Michael Biehn) is there, one of the few men who have fought a terminator and an alien and survived neither.
Special k- I personally was not that big a fan of Batman Begins, High-C loved it, me not so much. Sure it was gritty and dark and much better than the Schumacher ones, but it just felt meh to me. From poor casting to a bad guy switcheroo, I really wasn't expecting much going into the Dark Knight. Then I saw that 10 minute trailer and I was hooked. Honestly I might be as brazen to say this but they really should name this movie The Joker. He really steals the show and led the action around for the whole movie. Sadly we will never know if Ledger could follow up his performance since he passed away before the movie even premiered
The overall gritty tone, great action and Nolan's take on expanding the Batman universe left us with wanting even more ! This was the Batman Fans Sequel that they needed and deserved.
Special K - The Holy Trilogy, the one that inspired a generation, out of the three one stands alone. The Empire Strikes Back in my mind is greatest of all sequels. After a decisive victory in A New Hope things things were looking peachy for the rebel alliance, oh boy were they wrong. Some of the things that make Empire so good in order: Darth Vader is Luke’s father, Han in Carbonite, Luke loses his hand, and the baddest mofo in the galaxy LANDDDOOO.
The greatest thing about a trilogy is that the 2nd one can end in a depressingly gloomy way, which in my opinion is a breath of fresh air. Empire also included one of the most famous characters in all of the movies, Yoda. That green bastard, that baddest Jedi in the galaxy, is like 2 feet tall and he didn’t even swing a lightsaber but in my mind there would be no Mr. Miyagi if there was no Yoda.
This movie had it all, huge actor, great story, good twists, homages to the original, and big time special effects, which kind of still holds up today. At the time there was no movie more expensive and so grandiose, but this managed to corral all the hype and delivered with some of the best one liners in Arnold’s Career. (No problemo .. Dick wad) Albeit, “I’ll be back” from the original is still probably the greatest of all time.