Jonny G liked Ole Holgersen’s Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece) list
- 28 Weeks Later
- About a Boy
- Another Earth
- Away We Go
- Battle Royale
- Before Sunset
- Beneath the Planet of the Apes
- Blade II
- Blade: Trinity
- The Blair Witch Project
- The Boondock Saints
- The Bourne Identity
- Star Trek
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
- Star Trek Into Darkness
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Jonny G watched
I have always been a sucker for coming of age films and this film reminds me why. The film reminds me what it is like to be confused about who you are, about what roads you want to take in life, about love, about betrayal, about self discovery, about family, and about friends.
The Kings of Summer perfectly captures what it is like to be in your early teens. I personally remember having the same feelings that Joe had and seeing him go out and defy the rules gave me a sense of glee. Joe got to do what every teenager dreams of. Just run away.
The score of the movie is so perfect and captures the moments of the scenes perfectly. The acting for the most part is fantastic. I never doubted that the three boys became close friends.
Most importantly the world that the film created felt real and relatable.
I'm in! Just got Amazon Prime and I plan on using it
Nice list. I personally can't understand the love for Spring Breakers but oh well. Haven't seen The Place Beyond the Pines yet?
Jonny G watched
I originally thought I had to watch this film as part of my 30 countries/30 days challenge only to find that I put Seven Samurai in the Japan spot. With that being said I really enjoyed this film.
I get a feeling every now and then that that a film has many problems cause I can't find anything wrong with it. This has only happened to me a couple of times, the most recent being with Hitchcock's Rear Window. I felt empty at the end because I had nothing to pick apart, nothing was out of place. Everything has a reason for being on screen.
Being a huge fan of storytelling this film appeals to me in a way many films haven't. Telling the same story from four different points of view and none of them may be the correct version. This film also tells a lot about human nature, how when we tell our stories we make ourselves the hero or always want something out of it when we tell it. We want to bring ourselves gratitude.
I couldn't help but wondering at times if this became a play and if not it should be. It feels like a play and I mean that with no ill-intent for I love the stage. This film has large amounts of its run time without dialogue but I never lose interest. I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. I can't give the film a higher compliment than that.