This film came in 1998 in Oman (newly released movies used to come one year late back then) and i was 5 years old when we went to see this film in the oldest cinema of Oman, The Stars Cinema. Even though i could not make heads or tails out of the movie, i enjoyed it and it stayed with me throughout my life. I got the chance to see it again just last year, a gap of 12 years. That's a long time. Of course when i saw it the 2nd time around i understood everything and bought back hell-lotta memories!
Believe it or not, many have their Godfathers and GoodFellas, but i have Silent Hill. Arguably one of the best scariest movie i've seen. When i saw it for the first time my reaction to it was kinda mixed. I passed it on as a simple film but after a few weeks i saw the film again and this time i saw it from another perspective and started to appreciate it. It delivers the horror at the most accurate moments, something that is lacking in horror movies of the now. I must have seen this film like around 17-18 times and believe me, i never skip/fast-forward any scene. Yes siree, from A to Z I watch full even though i know what's gonna happen. I know you may think i'm crazy but this film is near to perfect and i don't know why? Maybe because of it's great cast: Radha Mitchell, Kim Coates, Sean Bean & Deborah Kara Unger or it being one of the most ass-tearing horror movies ever made... ???
Woah, hold your horses! Don't start hating me just because i don't like this film. It's a clever movie and arguably one of the most realistic but somehow it gave me no reason to find it likable. Everytime i would watch it and convince myself 'just like the movie, just like the movie that's all' but like i said, it didn't give enough reason to like it! Sorry folks...
I'm not your average cinema-loving guy. I just can't watch a movie in a single succession. I take breaks and usually finish one film in 3-4 days.
Anyways, Spider-Man 3 is the last film i ever saw in cinemas. I remember asking 2 of my friends to buy me a ticket and i would pay them later. They agreed and arrived 30 minutes before the screening. Since we lived very far, it took us longer than expected and we reached 10 minutes after the screening had started. Now my friends had switched off their phones and had gone inside the theatre, so communication was broken. That obnoxious usher wasted my 20 minutes before finally letting me in, so i officially missed the first 30-minutes or so. saw the whole movie standing up. Lol, not a very pleasant experience. After when the film was over, i spotted my friends leaving for the exit door and angrily snatched my ticket from them and shoved it up the ushers @$$ and proved him that i wasn't lying. LOL!
Just a few days later after the above incident, my sisters became very interested in wanting to watch the film, so they bought 3 tickets (i have 3 sisters, you know) but my youngest sister suddenly changed her mind so i filled her space. Like the first time, the 2nd time was also not a very pleasant experience because of 2 reasons: The woman on my right kept pointing out various things to her husband and my younger sister had to go to the bathroom every 3 minutes, so you can say that i also missed several parts of the film... again!
The very next day i bought another ticket and instead of going with someone, i went alone... Ah, the bliss! Finally, no more nagging woman, no more bathroom-going sibling and no more of that annoying usher! But sadly the film didn't quite turn out to be one of the better films i've seen!
Anyways, after these experiences i vowed to myself that i will never step foot in a cinema again and i all i can say is: It's a success!!
It has to be James Cameron. Like i said earlier, Titanic was the first ever film i saw and when i read that it was directed by James Cameron, i went like "i have to see more of this guy". Now, my Dad likes old action stuff like Die Hard, Terminator & The Rambo series and he recommended me all. When i saw James Cameron written on the cover of The Terminator, i just hooked it up in my DVD player and started watching it. Brilliant film only he could have produced. Then i saw T2. After a few months i got the chance to see Aliens! He is the only guy i know who can produce ass-kickingly great sequels without messing it up! Then my sister bought The Abyss and it turned out to be one of the better films i've seen. Not as great as the above mentioned but definitely a watch. Quite recently i saw Avatar and it blew me away 10 feet across my room. Never seen anything so beautiful... Only JC could've had gone for 3D without screwing everything!
James Cameron is at the top of his chosen game and thats a feat very few directors. who came at the same time around him, have been able to accomplish!
Mortal Kombat was not critically well recieved when it came out, although commercially it was quite okay. I think i first saw this film back in 2001, when i was just 8 years old. You know the trailers they show before the start of any movie? I had this Mask cassette and right before the presentation, they showed the Mortal Kombat trailer. The thing that caught my attention was the music. It actually increased my adrenaline, i swear! Since cassettes were cheap back then (yes, we used to have a VHS player), we would buy a cassette every week or so. So, when the buying-time came, i bought Mortal Kombat and enjoyed it. Of course, to any 8-year old kid all he needs is action, fast cars, explosions, buildings and high-falls etc...
That was my experience and surprisingly it hadn't changed one bit when i saw it again just a few weeks ago. As great as it had been to a 8-year old guy..
Atleast it was better than Street Fighter which was released around the same time. SF relied more on comedy and less on action while MK was much more dark!