Apr 16 2009
Now that I’m about to be disappointed by every blockbuster coming out in May, I’m looking ahead to the next project that I’m truly excited about.
That would be James Cameron’s Avatar coming in December which promises to completely change the way we view movies. I’m sure the movie is going to be visually unforgettable, and I decided to take a look back at other similarly jaw dropping films of recent memory.
No worries about plot here, this is purely a beauty contest. Let me know what I forgot.
Danny Boyle’s sci-fi masterpiece had an endless parade of solar glamor shots.
2) Speed Racer
Everyone may have hated it, but you can’t honestly say you’d seen anything like it before.
3) The Fall
Way, way out there, but way, way too good looking to not be included here.
4) Sin City
More than just black and white, Sin City created a comic bookish visual style all its own.
5) The Matrix Reloaded
What? Not the original? No. Though light on story, the sequel was the visually superior of the two, thanks no doubt to a vastly increased budget.
6) What Dreams May Come
Heaven, Hell and everything in between were rendered beautifully in this movie that was way ahead of its time.
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that it’s gorgeous. And no, I’m not talking about the leatherbound chiseled men aspect of it.
8 ) Hero
Often overlooked in favor of its more popular predecessor, Crouching Tiger, Hero was actually both the better film and the better looking of the two.
Say what you want about the absurdity of the toy-based film, it truly took special effect integration in movies to a completely new level.
10) The Fountain
I hated this movie with a passion, but I absolutely could not look away the entire time, and I still listen to the soundtrack to this day. It’s more like an art exhibition than an actual film.
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