If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Now its no revelation that everyone has a movie that they feel is drastically overrated, but what are the movies you feel that are better than the one you feel is overrated? They have to be very similar in some shape or form or the comparison is stupid.
For my money I prefer The Land Before Time over The Lion King
Now don't worry people I'm not going to go on a rampage in saying that The Lion King is communist or anything, no no no no no, I'm not Carlyle. I just feel The Land Before Time is a more satisfying coming of age story. Its even more ballsy, on top of themes such as the lost of a parent, and being haunted by the past, TLBT also deals with racism, and intolerance, in a kids film no less. I just love the fact that it's dealing with big issues but dealing with them in such simple and acceptable ways. The Lion King is more simple, but more in a black and white sense.
So what are some of yours?
I prefer the 1998 remake of Godzilla more then the original. Why?
Because in the original, Godzilla is simply a monster destroying shit just for the sake of it, in the remake he's an animal who just follows he's basic instincts, seems abit more realistic that way. Sure, I'm not watching movies for realism however the original was kinda goofy in its over the top ways.
Also I have a pretty strong childhood connection to it considering it was one of the first monster movies I saw.
Recently I watched New Jack City on BET and I'm telling you right now I prefer this movie over the 1983 Scarface which is a fair comparison because some of the Scarface footage was shown within NJC. Reason why because Wesley Snipes gives a more balanced performance as a ruthless head of an organized gang syndicate. This is Snipes best performance I can think and he seems to channel all the great gangsters before him from Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Al Pacino (Michael Corleone and Tony Montana), and Joe Pesci. At times he can be campy but that's what works for his character because he is over top while realizing his motivations and goals whether they are ruthless. With Al Pacino's Tony Montanna you don't feel his consistency with his goals, its like he goes through the motions whether he feels like at the time, he might want to get married, sometimes he wants to make money, and sometimes we wants to get high on his supplies. Also Al Pacino can be a little too cartoony and for a performance that he gives the runtime should not be 3 hours, I'm sorry there is so much I can take his one liners no matter how good they are. Also NJC shows both sides of the fence (the lawmen and the lawbreakers) where you sympathize on both sides in a way, I don't see too many movies doing that especially in a crime movie. And while the ending of Scarface is probably one of the greatest endings to a movie ever I like the ending of NJC it was sweet and clean and rather profound. One more thing as much I like this:
Sit yo five dollar ass down before I make change...
I must respectfully disagree, New Jack City is a fun movie, but Scarface is a classic.