Movie Tag, Favorites Edition

I have been tagged by Velvin to do a tag started by James Starslayer to celebrate one's favorite movies in no particular order. I will now comply with the tag.

1) Post James's video mashup of his one hundred (already?!) favorites. We're sorry for the inconvenience, but we've tried twice and can't get the actual video to show up. All we get is code...

1 1/2: Tagging other bloggers is strictly optional, and I am always a dead end at tagging anyway.

2) list your favorite movies in no particular order

 *note: though this may be stunning to you, as you all know I am a hardcore Tolkien fan, but I do not appreciate the theatrical cuts of ROTK and AUJ. In ROTK I counted at least 12 death blows to the story, neither do I appreciate the flipping and mangling of AUJ, Theater edition. (Though if I tried to watch it simply as a funny movie I would like it better...). The two above, though, are good.

I like this movie. I have explained why more times than anyone cares to read the explanation.


 The rest of the Pixar universe is not on my list of favorites. As for the these, if you like them, you understand, if not, you don't.

 I have seen it censored, but that censored version is an awesome movie if you can look past the blatant historical inaccuricies people have pointed out.

 Narnia 1 is a fun movie we have seen almost ten times. (that's a lot in our house.)
However, I despise #2 and #3 was not great, so I can understand why they did badly, but I badly want a Horse and His Boy movie, and now we'll never get one!

 We finally borrowed it from a friend recently. I did not understand the level of awesome I was missing! We promptly watched it twice in two days. You've all seen it so no need to go on.

On my personal list, it's fairly low, but I have seen it three times and it was funnier each time, so I include it. 

An impressive movie from the days when stuntmen were stuntmen that did an impressive job of converting the book.

 For old time's sake. I had seen it ten times by the time I was 12. It's still fun, but now it's even cheesier.

It has hilarious moments and one of the better ending sequences. From the same Brad Bird who now makes films for Pixar (i.e. Incredibles)

One of those films that's hilarious and not so well-known, without many awkward moments unless you decide they're there to find.

Well, that's my list of favorites. I reached 18. Make of it what you will.


  1. Okay, so know you don't like the LOTR rings movies that much, but gotta say I think they're amazing! :D
    Oh! I saw Monster's University at the movies! I didn't think it was that great, better than the first though, which I never really liked. :)

    I want them to make A Horse and His Boy movie but it is probably the easiest to ruin out of them all, as it is much more different.

    Megamind is awesome! I forgot to add it to my list!

    The Avengers is great as well. I am really looking forward to Thor 2 and the second Avengers!

    I saw The Adventures of Robin Hood a few years ago, but I hated it.

    I've seen El Dorado but I don't want much of it, except the start.

    Thanks for doing the tag!

    God Bless,

    1. I see. However, I am surprised to see that we disagree so much about these movies. But it's all good fun, until somebody loses the remote, that is.

  2. Except for Monsters U, I have seen all of the movies on the list at some point, although I probably haven't seen Iron Giant and El Dorado since I was a kid.

    From what I remember from all of these, I enjoyed them and a half are on my Top list as well.

    I also found Megamind surprising fun and enjoyable, I did not expect it to be as funny as it was. Have you seen How to Train Your Dragon? It is DreamWorks best work, and I think you might enjoy it.


    1. That's good. I got the impression that you hated Pixar, but I guess you just think they're talking down at you? Anyway, I don't have to explain further.
      I have not seen HTTYD, but I hope to soon, since it is the only Dreamworks production besides Megamind which is labeled a good movie by everyone I talk to, even you cyberfriends.

    2. Well, my opinion of Pixar has changed some and I will admit that some of their movies are good fun. After watching the Incredibles as you suggested, it is in my Top 10 favorite animated movies and I have a lot of nostalgia for the first Toy Story movie. My only two real problems with Pixar is that: 1: Most of their movies are considered so much than everything else without exception. 2: I don't find some of the humor all that great for many of the movies. Up, Ratatouille, and Finding Nemo are the only ones that I just do not understand all the love for, but the ones you listed are good.

      Other than those two, I can't think of another great DreamWorks movie. The first Sherk was OK, but nothing special and Madagascar movies are watchable for kid's movies, the others are forgettable. You also enjoy Wreck-It Ralph to a degree. It is a Disney animations film that even non-gamers enjoyed.

      That was a long comment.


    3. I have actually already seen Wreck-It Ralph, while it was in theaters. It was fun, however, it doesn't make my list on review.

      On the Pixar superiority complex: it is my personal opinion that it's a matter of the way they try to generate laughs. Most Pixar films have many instances of genuinely funny dialogue, whereas Dreamworks, their biggest rival, likes to resort to slapstick for the sake of having characters, for instance, sit on someone, which is funny only of you're 8 or younger. The other part is in your admission that Dreamworks has only made two films, even while churning out more than Pixar does, which are widely considered well-made movies.

      I like long comments. Then I can write long replies...:)

  3. Nice list! Glad to know I'm crazy for being bothered by parts of RotK more than the other two. I've seen so many gifs for El Dorado and only recently figured out what it was - will have to see that sometime!