This is a video I came across yesterday that reminds me just why it is I like movies. Set to Hans Zimmer’s “Time” off the Inception soundtrack, it goes through a number of classic movie scenes, and is really an awe inspiring video project.
Most of these movies are from about the last fifteen years or so, but there aren’t many that are super recent, save Avatar. I’ve been feeling like movies just aren’t quite as epic as they used to be. And I don’t mean “epic” like an hourlong action sequence that destroys Chicago like in Transformers 3, but epic in the sense that Gladiator was. Perhaps this is a thought for another column, but it’s one I haven’t been able to shake for a while now as I sit through new and unexciting superhero and toy movies.