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DaylightMoon 12/31/2009 10:56:14 AM

Wow, looking back on it, while the 90s was a fantastic decade for indy films, it was not a great one for the genre.  

JoeArtistWriter 12/31/2009 11:02:51 AM

gauleyboy, Spaceballs sucks! Mel Brooks was a genius until about half way through "History of the World," and then his schtick suddenly became flat forever. Perhaps I should include "Robin Hood, Men in Tights" for you too. 

The Producers - great. Blazing Saddles - great, Young Frankenstein - great, High Anxiety, and Silent Movie - pretty good. Spaceballs - sucks.

If you think Jurassic Park, Toy Story, 6th Sense and The Matriz are obscure you need to put away the vhs copy of Spaceball, and put down the bong. Trust me, I never advise anyone to put down the bong, but if you think Spaceballs was great you have suffered severe brain damage.

Gauleyboy, I hate to say it, but you have been downgraded. Oh, and ID4 sucked too - in case you were too busy toking and laughing to Mel's post brilliance hack to notice my opinion of it.

JoeArtistWriter 12/31/2009 11:04:43 AM

Daylight, yeah, it wasn't my decade of choice either, but I write what I'm assigned. Still, the list is worth watching. Long live the 70's!

noahbody 12/31/2009 1:30:24 PM

Gotta say I hated Spaceballs, but thats just me, and I do not think ID4 is "utter $hit!" is it great..... no.       Batman & Robin = Utter SH!T!

Toy Story IS awesome on so many levels (I'm a ToyRus kid, I don't wanna grow up) and changed animation as much as JP changed CGI.

I do disagree with the Matrix being #1 and the Crow was good but not top ten good.

I have never seen Strange Days or Dark City so I have no opinion, but thats the problem with the lists, they are opinions.

The 90s is a hard asignment after the 80s.

Joe, I like that you own up to your opinions and address them in the forum,  I know you are a creative guy and  I think sometimes that skews your view. Not a slam, just an opinion. But people like what they like. If it makes you smile 99.2% of the time it can't be wrong.

jppintar326 12/31/2009 1:47:38 PM

The original Matrix can be enjoyed over and over again?  The original was dull so I didn't get any enjoyment out of it the first time.  Besides, I always thought it took itself too seriously.  The sequels had better action and I learned to laugh at them because I realized how ridiculous they were.  The whole series fell apart under its own weight.  It's your credibility I question.

I'm tired of the George Lucas haters out there ripping Phantom Menance.  That movieI have watched over and over again and enjoyed it as much now as when it came out.  The whole story especially fits together once you have seen Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, both of which I will campaign for when you get to the '00s as well as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

gauleyboy420 12/31/2009 1:55:10 PM

Joe, don't take this personal, BUUUT

Mel Broks was great until Dracula Dead and Loving it... Sorry your not a fan...

ID4 was one of the coolest Sci-Fi mindless alien action flicks of the 90's. AMAZING special effects, and it helped revive the genre of disater flicks.

I also love the Transformers movies.



You post the most on your threads... None of the other Mania writers post as much as you do on their own articles. Occasionally Chad will chime in on Comicscape or reviews, but I've noticed on your Articles you post A LOT!!! I don't know it it's because you want to beef up the amount of post on your threads (so you can use that as a way to get more articles "Hey Look I have 7 pages of post" 4 of them are yours though)

OR if it's because your always defending your (weak) views...


(I think the latter is more likely)


gauleyboy420 12/31/2009 1:55:44 PM

Also despite my screen name, in latter years I have put the bong down

karas1 12/31/2009 1:59:15 PM

I never saw The Crow or Strange Days so I really have no oppinion about them.

Scifi comedy has been done well, check out Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy (the TV series, not the movie) or Red Dwarf if you don't believe me.  But somehow it seems to take being English to do it right.  But Galaxy Quest was perfect, both as scifi and as comedy.

The Sixth Sense, I didn't see it coming.  It was a highly entertaining film.  And it was very artfully done.

12 Monkeys and Dark City I have seen, but not for a long time.

Jurasic Perk, the part where all the bad guys were killed and the good guys weren't came straight from  the book.  It was an exciting film.  One thing that annoyed me was they changed the moral of the story from "life is wierd and strange and to try to control it absolutely is arrogant and doomed to failure" to "there are things man is not meant to know".  Now, I don't believe that there are things that man are not meant to know.  Man is meant to know everything he can learn.  What he does with that knowledge is another matter.

Toy Story was a great movie about sibling rivalry.  Anybody who's ever had a sibling can relate.  Only children may be confused though.

Terminator 2, like Terminator 1 it was time paradox mind candy wrapped up in lots of action and, for the second film, terrific special FX.  And didn't Linda Hamilton look butch?

The Matrix, more mind candy.  I went to that film expecting a generic scifi/action film but it was so much more, about the nature of reality itself.  Wow.  The sequels were cr@p .

ID4 was a fun action film and not much more.  Kinda like the new Star Trek film.

I really liked Twister.  I'm not going to recommend it for any best movie lists, but it is one of those films I haul out every once in a while and watch.  It's got some really great FX, Helen Hunt and flying cows.  And Cary Elweys with a midwest accent.  I've memorized all the dialogue.  Did I mention the flying cow?

Kara S

karas1 12/31/2009 2:02:00 PM

Gauley, be nice to Joe.  I like that he takes part in the conversation rather than starting it and then watching us speak.

hanso 12/31/2009 2:11:30 PM

I think Joe has excellent views and even if you don't agree with his stuff all the time it is still always 100 percent  pure gold to read. 

I like the fact that he takes the time to talk to us and keep the conversation going especially when it comes time for his Lost coverage which like the Matrix rules supreme above all!

I can't believe cats asking for Independence Day to be on any best of the decade list, man that's the reason we get stuck with like 2012, Godzilla, 10,000 BC in the first place.  I don't think it's complete utter shit like Joe does cause I'm a Will Smith fan but no way it belongs anywhere near a top 10.

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