Carrie on Wayward Son

Watched Memento last night with Neil. Strangely enough, he'd never seen it before. Of course, I was somewhat envious of him as this meant he got to experience a fantastic movie for the first time, and that's something you can rarely (if ever) do twice.

Then I just got through the watching my two favorite action scenes in Matrix Reloaded; the balcony weapons fight, and the highway chase scenes. For a movie that I find so many faults with, it does have about 15 minutes of the best action that I've ever seen straight through in a movie.

I think it's pretty rare for a movie to have that level of intensity and to carry it that long so successfully. The few other times I have seen that have also been in martial arts movies like the Legend of Drunken Master (1 and 2 {amazing end fight scene}), and Fist of Legend. But these are usually because any plot is just filler in between the fights 😉

Now I have to deal with a dilemma; go to work, or go to bed. Both are about as equally appealing and equally rewarding.

Comments (5)
  1. "Memento" is probably the most cherished DVD in my set, and the fact that Christopher Nolan is directing the next Batman makes me very happy.

    I was in awe when I saw "Memento" for the first time. It was one of the few movies that I watched which made me unaware of where I was, and what I was doing. To me, that is the sign of a truly good movie. Oddly enough, the movie before that which produced the same effect was "The Matrix".

    I think that "Drunken Master 2" had some amazing fight scenes, and I agree with you, quite possibly, the best ever. Do you know of a source that has it on DVD?

  2. DavidL says:

    When confronted with two equally compelling choices….choose both. I say go to work and then go straight to sleep (sounds like a giverment job….wha??????).

  3. Nich: Yup: I have it. 🙂

    Or did you want a source you could buy it from?

    If so, Amazon should have it. That’s where i bought my copy from.

  4. Nich: Agreed on batman. There is potential there to make a great movie and to return batman to its dark roots where it so very much belongs.

  5. Naginata says:

    I think the Memento DVD should have a mode where you can watch all the color scenes backwards, but with the b&w scenes in the same order and the same intervals. It would be probably less interesting, but cool to watch once.

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