Saturday, January 23, 2010

A review of James Cameron directed films

Wherein seen and unseen

  1. 1978, Xenogenesis. Never heard of it.

  2. 1981, Piranha II: The Spawning. Haven't seen it.

  3. 1984, The Terminator. Watched in the theater flummoxed I was enjoying an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.

  4. 1986, Aliens. Wonderful action movie. I prefer the claustrophobic suspense of the first, but it's a close call.

  5. 1989, The Abyss. As a whole, not that good. But there are moments of greatness. Not a fan of the ending, especially the "aliens are here to save sucky humanity" director's cut version.

  6. 1991, Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Pretty good sequel.

  7. 1994, True Lies. Stupid and insulting.

  8. 1997, Titanic. Never saw it.

  9. 2009, Avatar. Haven't seen it. I kinda want to see it in a nice theater for the 3D effects, but I don't get out much and there's other movies I'd rather spend movie on. So 80% chance I'll miss this. One possibility: last year I watched all 5 OScar Best Picture nominees during the AMC theater marathon. I don't know if they're doing that this year or how it would work with ten movies, but, if nominated, that's probably my best chance of seeing it.

Other movies of note involving James Cameron:
  • 1979, Rock 'n' Roll High School. Wiki lists his involvement as "other." Dumbass movie that still negatively colors my opinion of the Ramones.
  • 1981, Escape from New York. Wiki lists his involvement as "other." Great movie with Kurt Russell doing the world's best Clint Eastwood impersonation.
  • 1991, Point Break. Producer. Totally fun action movie. Only way to make it better would be to decartoon Gary Busey's character and add a smidgen of reality to the skydiving.
  • 1995, Strange Days. Writer and Producer. Loved it in the theater. Haven't seen it since 1995 and don't remember much about it.


Blogger tbv said...

Rock N Roll High School is a cultural landmark of the era!


The Ramones themselves often projected RNRHS before sets when playing clubs. Saw it that way a bunch of times.


2/08/2010 01:16:00 PM  

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