If anything is abundantly clear about Matthew Vaughn's work directing X-Men: First Class it was that he is a huge fan of the 60s spy genre. That movie played like one of the great, early James Bond films...that is if 007 ever decided to randomly start paling with mutants. But it was fresh, fun, spectacularly produced, and audiences seemed to be on board with it 110%.
It is therefore no surprise then that Vaughn's latest film embraces that classic genre…
Michael Moore has the power to turn people against each other in record time if you happen to disagree on his merits as a documentary filmmaker but with Bowling For Columbine I truly believe he defined a time period of American history better than any other cinematic resource. He asks some very difficult questions here that ultimately can't be answered definitively but as a conversation starter this is perfection.
The saddest thing about it though is that 10 years later…
'The Fifth Element' is one of those rare modern films that was somehow able and allowed to play like something out of the absurd imagination of a child. There are some truly bonkers things in this movie but it still works without becoming pure camp. Now THAT is an impressive feat.