I agree-higher stakes, more creative foes.
i feel like this film was maybe the first or second draft of this story. if there would have been more revisions or editing done in the writing process it could have been better. also, it had the feel of a lot of European thrillers from the last couple of decades, almost like the filmmaker just watched a lot of films in preparation and took want he wanted from each one. it's not terrible, but not worth seeing twice.
he manages to become your best friend in every movie he's in. he's so rarely the main player, and even when he's not really a good guy, he finds a way to make you like him every time he's in a film.
also, it's a shame that this is the only selections of his filmography on here. though Mask of the Phantasm is on here, his prior work on Batman The Animated Series is one of animation's finest achievements.
an excellent illustrator and animator. i still find him responsible for making Batman something special again.
this is one of my favorite pieces of cinema, animated or otherwise. Batman is something that has stuck with me since i was young enough to remember, and this film is something that reminds me why i love animation and cinema as an adult.
this is a really fantastic film. it's great seeing his early work and how his style had been there already. it's really impressive to think that this was his first real film, and even more impressive is that his career, as short as it has been so far, is incredibly consistent and keeps getting better.
Charles Schulz was one of the greatest men ever.
please make a good movie. you obviously have some acting ability, you just need to learn how to pick your jobs better.
there was little more to this movie than garbage. it was basically justifying the state of the US economy and the bailouts that were a part of it. the message i got was "hey, those people that screwed everyone over are just human. don't fault them for their greed. also, they probably really love their families, so, you know..."
totally absurd and awesome. i remember loving that their father's voice was played by Mel Blanc when i saw this as a young kid. also, Max von Sydow is in this! amazing!
Tom Hardy's performance is one the past decade's finest. delightfully absurd yet methodically heartfelt. this was a fantastic movie.
James Shigeta is great in this. i saw this one day on TCM while i was home sick from work and really enjoyed it. i had no idea it was Samuel Fuller, but i'm not surprised either.
the early movies are definitely the best.
Kawajiri san is definitely an icon in animation, whether people know his name or not.
i really didn't like this movie while i was watching it, but by the last five minutes i totally understood it and it was absolutely awesome and beautiful. i love this movie.
i love that this movie exists!
i love this movie. pure pulp fun; it's got jet-packs, airplanes, adventure, and seriously, who makes a better villain than a Nazi? this is one of the few occasions where i enjoyed the movie more than the comic book it was based on.
ignore the description and just watch this short film if you get the chance.
still the absolute best! my trip to the Ghibli Museum this summer was filled with great Porco Rosso content. i almost bought a miniature replica of his flying ship.
i have to say that i am not a fan of Takashi Miike by any real stretch, but i found 13 Assassins supremely enjoyable. i would relish this as his finest work to date, letting the story tell the tale far greater than any special effects would have.
so much better than Red Dragon.
this is one of the most beautiful films i have ever seen. an incredible crime drama, and moreover, a truly excellent film. less a film about crime, and more about masculinity, obsession, drive, and the nature of dualities. this is a film about people with purpose, all living the lives. there is no better ending, and no better piece of modern crime cinema.
a friend of mine worked as his teaching assistant for a little bit and i got to pass along some comments to him and everything i hear about the guy makes him seem incredibly intelligent and very good at what he does.
i feel like this one was a little more garbled than the rest of his movies, but the parts that are good are fantastic and well worth a watch.
despite what others will say, i actually very much liked the ending of this movie. it echoed so much of what was established early on with how the character explains himself that it doesn't feel like a weak ending if you paid attention to the character and the film. not a perfect movie, but thoroughly enjoyable and a great piece of Michael Mann film history.
i decided to give this movie 4 stars as an average score. this is definitely not John Woo's best movie, and you can see where there were some issues with the script and story, but the action in this film (more specifically the final scene) tops out nearly any other film in the genre. everyone talks about the final action sequence of this film, and it is unequivocally worth every bit of hype.
when i think of French film in the eighties and nineties i think of Jean-Hugues Anglade.
i am a fan purely on the merit of Betty Blue. she didn't have to make another movie, and i don't know if i want to see anything else with her.