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Darkknight2280 12/14/2009 8:51:48 AM

I agree with that big time TWOMCS..i have and still rewatch thos emovies so very much its crazy! Love them.

Wyldstaar 12/14/2009 8:58:05 AM

Minor pet peeve for me here.  Titanic is not the highest grossing movie EVER.  When you factor in inflation, Gone With The Wind is the biggest money maker.  If you're going to compare a film's profits to all those who came before it or since, failing to adjust your figures for inflation makes any comparison pointless.  There is no point in making a comparison if the data forming the conclusion is flawed.

EagleManiac 12/14/2009 9:38:25 AM

I like the work of BOTH directors, and I think they both have their strong and weak points. But, it seems whenever Cameron is mentioned, the first movie that people say is his defintive piece of work, they mention Titanic. IMHO, his best movie that he directed was Aliens. The fact that he had to come into a story-line that so many people knew, and do something completely different than the original, but at the same time make it feel like it's a part of the original as much as possible was amazing. It truly is the greatest sequel ever made( with the possible exception of The Empire Strikes Back), and works so well with the original movie. Alien/Aliens as a duology is how I look at the Alien franchise. I ignore the horrible Alien 3 and even worse Ressurection. Both were crappy attempts to extend the franchise, and neither deserve to be mentioned with the first two, which are classics! AvP and AvP:R both sucked wind even worse than Alien 3 or 4, so they should be ignored as well. But, back to what Cameron did with Aliens. He maintained that level of horror that made Alien one of the best horror films of all time, but added that incredible thrill ride with the military aspect and the introduction of The Queen, truly one of the most terrifying creatures put on film! Amazing sequel to an amazing movie, Aliens will forever be known to me as Cameron's best work. We'll see what Avatar does, but Aliens will be tough to beat, IMHO!

Darkknight2280 12/14/2009 10:29:32 AM

AMEN TKAY!!! You hit that nail right on its head!!

monkeyfoot 12/14/2009 10:58:49 AM

LOL! Damn, Tkay! Looks like that flick ripped every romantic bone out of your body with fish hooks!

Yeah, I like the movie. Have no problem with it. But I understand why alot of guys don't. But it makes the major bucks just like the Twilight films and books do. It's woman's p-rn and there's nothing wrong with it if that's your thing, or even if it's not.

Come to think of it: why don't they make epic FX-laden multi-million dollar movie of guy's p-rn? :p

shac2846 12/14/2009 11:03:14 AM

I have and always will go off of a directors body of work. I have seen all of Jackson's movies and while the cat definitely has the chops to pull down some epic stuff (I think he still has some more incredible stuff in him) he still has a way to go to catch up with Cameron, to me anyway.

I have watched the first Terminators, Aliens, and Abyss, more times than I'm willing to admit and I went to film school because I was inspired by Cameron. That guy has just entertained me with everything he's done including Titanic. And TKay (good to hear from you sir) I'll admit it isn't the best movie ever but it was certainly better than a lifetime movie. Just like with Avatar, which everyone keeps saying is cliched and I agree to a certain extent, it's all about execution. In Titanic Cameron delivered a historical epic that earned it's place up there with many other Oscar/big budget epics. Regarding the Avatar's story I would revert anyone to Roger Eberts review of the film at chicagosuntimes.com 

With Jackson a lot of his early stuff like Meet the Feebles, and Dead Alive, it left me going WTF! Especially Feebles, and I got all of the alegorical stuff it was just pure craziness. I would recommend to anyone seeing Bad Taste as it was made pretty dirt cheap and is pretty amazing what Jackson was able to pull with peanuts. The special edition has a documentary made by the New Zealand film commision about the movie and the at the time upcoming filmmaker peter jackson. It shows him doing all of the costumes, minuatures, and special effects essentually by himself. Really cool. You could definitely see a lot of Lord of the Rings coming in Bad Taste. But Anyway, make mine Cameron, but who knows in 10 years Jackson might be gaining on his heels. 

shac2846 12/14/2009 11:26:16 AM

Tkay, let's go see Avatar, you'll feel better.

hanso 12/14/2009 11:37:17 AM

Come on now, everyone knows the most expensive fan rape in the history of the world is The Phantom Menace.

Wiseguy 12/14/2009 11:54:44 AM

Titanic? The movie that held the #1 spot for almost 4 months, that made the most money ever. I don't think it was that bad, though I admit I've never seen it beginning to end but have seen enough parts on occassion to get it. Yeah, it isn't my cup of tea exactly but shit more people liked it than hated it if it held that long. I mostly like watching the ship go down, mostly

ripum853 12/14/2009 12:11:13 PM

Since LOTR is my favorite film of all time (the 3 films combined of course), and Titanic is my most hated, I give it to Jackson as default.  And yes, I loved the Terminator Films, Aliens, and True Lies.  Abyss is my personal "have to prepare" film of the bunch haha.  So even though Cameron has more watchable films then Jackson, I give it to Jackson solely by comparing their "best" films.  And I already know I won't like Avatar beyond it's technical brilliance, so if that wins Best Picture I'll be steamed lol.  Sure let it gain a lot of money, and let it win the deserved techinical awards, but just not Picture, he's already won Best Picture for a film with a lot of flash and dazzling effects without substance to back it up.

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