We need more post-apocalyptic martial arts movies with end fights in the rain.
Farcical comedies are a lost art.
Exhibit A: OSCAR.
It is so underappreciated as a comedy.
We’ve got gangster iconography everywhere, silly gags, crackling dialogue, and some joyful filmmaking in so many scenes.
This could have been a disaster in the wrong hands.
And check out the cast listing.
It’s like a who’s who of character actors, and everyone brings their A game.
Get your ass into your favourite chair, and watch OSCAR.
It’s my personal top comedy from Stallone.…
The thing about A Don Simpson & Jerry Bruckheimer Production?
It’s Boys With Toys, but at the very highest level.
Real shit, biggest stunts, biggest booms, biggest movies.
I didn’t used to appreciate that.
I learned better, and so I went back to this movie, after over a decade and a half of not watching it.
That sunlit haze, the bronzed light spilling over everything the eye can see?
That’s Tony Scott blessing your eyes, showing you how this world looks.…
A perfect storm of 1980s Hollywood, making something that’s left a mark on the pop culture landscape.
The performances, the music, the action, the Legacy, man.
Tony Scott breaking through, Tom Cruise’s starmaking role, as well as Val Kilmer’s.
Looking back on it, it’s insane how much was poured into Top Gun.
The fact that it all came together and worked as well as it did is one of the biggest success stories of 1980s action filmmaking.
Great shit, man.