Fifteen Day Challenge: Day 14

Linking up with Life of Love for the second to last day of our awesome challenge! In celebration of these last two posts - and happy circumstance - I'm going to give half of the post to my guy, Oscar.

[Day 14]: If you were only allowed to watch one movie for the rest of your life, what movie would it be and why?

Elise: Although Alice in Wonderland is my favourite movie, I really don't think that I'd want to watch it for my whole life. It's timeless to me, and I love the quirkiness of it - and I seriously cannot get enough of Cheshire Cat's charm - but I just ... no. I think I'm going to have to go with either Mozart and the Whale or Courageous.

Why Mozart? It's such a different kind of love story; maybe I'd go as far to say it's a bit indie. It's the story of Isabelle and Donald, two young adults who have lived very different but very lonely lives. They are both diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a form of Autism, and they slowly learn how to effectively push each other's buttons and fall in love with their impurities. It's such a beautiful love story. I really don't like romantic movies all that much, but this one gets me every time. Some of the lines are absolutely beautiful. I think it'd just be a nice film to watch because it's so perfect in its brokenness.

Why Courageous? This movie is targeted at men, and more specifically fathers, but it's still a call to all Christians and all of humanity. It is a Christian movie and God is a frequent reference, but Oscar enjoyed it a lot and he's an Atheist. It centers around five men, four of which are a part of the Albany Police Department, and their experiences as policemen. Tragedy hits one of the families, and the movie evolves into a beautiful piece about life after loss, reliance on God, and the courage it takes to lead your family into God's Kingdom. It's beautiful - and there is a lot of action, for those who need something to constantly focus on. It'd be a great reminder of my duty as a Christian and full of life lessons on appreciating the world around us.

Oscar:  First of all I'd like to thank the very beautiful and amazingly kindhearted Ms. Elise for giving me the chance to write on her blog =). I honestly don't know what I would do without this girl in my life, she's made my world so much better and I love her with everything I have. With that said, I hope you guys enjoy my ramblings on something that is very near and dear to my heart: movies. After seeing endless amounts of movies that I've thoroughly enjoyed over the years, this was a bit more difficult than I thought it'd be.  My favorite movie is 2001: A Space Odyssey; it is such a timeless and revolutionary film. The first time I watched it, I was simply blown away by the overall feel of it; there isn't a lot of dialogue and it is quite lengthy, but it's hard not to get lost in the vastness of space as well as the incredible music in the movie.  I just don't think I can do this movie justice by writing about it - it's an everlasting sci-fi masterpiece.  However, if I had to pick one movie to watch for the rest of my life it'd have to be Iron Man.

Why Iron Man? For me this movie has everything that a good superhero film needs: an awesome origin story, great humor, and most importantly kick-ass action scenes.  Robert Downey Jr. embodies everything that Tony Stark is and you can't help but like him for being such a narcissistic billionaire genius. The first time I saw the completed Iron Man suit I was giddy as hell, and the action scene that followed had me on a crazy adrenaline rush for the rest of the movie. I mean it doesn't get more badass than dodging a tank shell and walking away as it explodes behind you. I loved every minute of it and when I saw the Avengers with Elise, I'm not ashamed to admit that I screamed like a little girl as soon as Iron Man came on the screen.

(note from Elise: Oh my gosh it was pathetic.)

Since I love talking about movies so much and because Elise also picked another movie, I'll give you guys the second movie that I'd watch for the rest of my life: The Dark Knight. From Christopher Nolan's incredible directing to Heath Ledger's phenomenal interpretation of the Joker character, I just can't say enough good things about this movie.  The Dark Knight set the bar extremely high for superhero movies - it plays more like a crime/action drama than a comic book based film. For me, the heart of this movie lies in Heath Ledger's Joker; he has created a character that will be immortalized like no other. Whenever the Joker is on screen, it just gives you an uneasy feeling because you never know just what he's going to do. There's not many actors who can bring such depth and complexity to what could've been a simple comic book villain. Ledger gave the performance of his life and deserved the best supporting actor Academy Award. It's a shame that a person with so much talent had to die. I've memorized so many lines in this movie that it's ridiculous; if you haven't watched this movie, get out there, rent it and enjoy one of (if not the) best superhero movie ever made.

Can ya'll tell that I'm 'dating' a movie buff? He complicates every assignment I give him. :) Instead of actually explaining why he'd want to watch it, he explains why others should watch it, LOL.

7 thoughts on “Fifteen Day Challenge: Day 14

  1. Courageous is a great movie--I think I've cried every time I've seen it--I can't even imagine the pain of having your child die.
    And Iron Man is my favorite of the Avengers. :)

  2. oooo iron man and batman, great movies :)

  3. Never seen Mozart & The Whale or Courageous, though I had heard Courageous is quite good. I do love Oscar's picks :)

  4. I'm thinking Mozart & The Whale will definitely make my movies-to-see list, Elise. And I love all the superhero movies, Oscar. Good choices. Except my squeal of shame in the Avengers was when Captain America walked on screen.

  5. LOOOVE The Dark Knight... Heath Ledger was undeniably the BEST actor in that movie. So sad that he passed away afterward...but I could watch that movie over and over again, just to see how fantastic he does with that character.

  6. Mozart is a great movie, and I love The Dark Night! Good choices.

  7. Love Alice in Wonderland! Never heard of Mozart and the Whale, but I'm going to give it a watch. I'm playing catch up a bit, but I think one of my choices is Leon.


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