25 February 2018

My favourite movies/films

Not an exhaustive list, but it’s a start.

Generally in order of which ones I've either seen the most, have fond memories of, would recommend the most, or simply think are the best. Not including horror movies on this list, as that's really a different category/goal of film.
  1. Spirited Away
  2. Matrix
  3. Truman Show
  4. WALL-E
  5. Monsters, Inc
  6. Inside Out
  7. Iron Giant
  8. Matilda
  9. Hot Fuzz
  10. Shaun of the Dead
  11. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2
  12. Moon
  13. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
  14. Princess Mononoke
  15. Coraline
  16. Donnie Darko
  17. Butterfly Effect
  18. Day The Earth Stood Still
  19. Groundhog Day
  20. Lion King
  21. Aladdin
  22. Back To The Future
  23. Terminator 2
  24. Inception
  25. Arrival
  26. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  27. Toy Story
  28. Toy Story 3
  29. Up
  30. Pan’s Labyrinth
  31. A Beautiful Mind
  32. 12 Years A Slave
  33. Beauty and the Beast
  34. Incredibles
  35. Oblivion
  36. 2001 Space Odyssey
  37. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  38. It's a Wonderful Life
  39. X-Men Days of Future Past
  40. Fifth Element
  41. Shawshank Redemption
  42. Clockwork Orange
  43. Godfather 2
  44. Kill Bill 2
  45. Elephant Man
  46. Bedazzled
  47. Bruce Almighty

Horror

  1. Jeepers Creepers
  2. Shining
  3. The Fly
  4. The Thing
  5. Insidious
  6. Annabelle
  7. Signs
  8. Split
  9. Sixth Sense
  10. Saw
  11. Se7en
  12. It Follows
  13. Babadook
  14. Requiem For A Dream
  15. Ghost Stories
  16. Lights Out
  17. It
  18. A Quiet Place
  19. Grudge
  20. Ring
  21. Paranormal Activity
  22. Rec
  23. Blair Witch
  24. Alien
  25. Unfriended
  26. Drag Me To Hell
  27. Mist
I don't find scary:

  1. Exorcist
  2. Nightmare on Elm Street
  3. Loved Ones
  4. Funny Games
  5. Carrie
  6. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  7. Hereditary
  8. Any zombie films
  9. Jaws
  10. Get Out


13 February 2018

Force Awakens vs Last Jedi


  • Indigenous species
    • Ending of FA shows black seagulls occupying the island
    • LJ replaces with with Porgs. Add the crystal foxes, and the toad creatures on the island
  • Plot
    • FA reveals the plot of Luke Skywalker vs Ben Solo shortly after we meet Han Solo again and why Luke ran away.
    • LJ revolves around the reasoning behind Luke's story
    • In LJ, Rey learning the light/dark side of the force even though she'd mastered it in the first film
  • Villains
    • FA reveals Snoke as an intimidating but not formidable character.
    • LJ reveals him in detail, but he is easily killed by Kylo Ren.
  • Powers
    • FA introduces Rey picking up her powers really quickly, never recognised by herself before, compared to Luke doing weeks/months of training
    • LJ introduces new never-before seen powers like:
      • Snoke bringing Kylo and Rey together
      • Leia flying through space
      • Luke creating an interstellar hologram
      • Ghost Yoda is able to cast lightning
  • Fight battles
    • FA has the fights with Kylo (Rey and Finn), and Finn vs the 'Traitor' Stormtrooper
    • LJ has the Praetorian Guard scene
  • Starships
    • LJ introduces the Dreadnought and Snoke's ship
    • LJ introduces a hyperspace jump through a ship to destroy it
  • Humour
    • FA has BB-8, C-3PO providing quips, and Kylo attacking the computer consoles twice
    • LJ has Chewie preparing to eat roast Prog, the toad creatures getty angry, Yoda making quips, and Kylo attacking the elevator