You know him as Aragorn, but Viggo Mortensen is much more than that. He is a chameleon. Whether he is playing an unassuming diner owner, a Russian hitman, or Satan, Viggo Mortensen is one of today’s top actors around. Here’s Viggo Mortensen’s current top ten films on Flickchart:
There are some films on my Flickchart that rank higher than they might have, simply because they contain just one scene that held me captivated. Overall, I may not have cared for the movie, but one particular scene or sequence just caught my attention, and I had to admit: I wish the whole movie could have been like that.
Here are a few films that find themselves pulled from the dregs at the bottom of my Flickchart, buoyed in the middling middle on the strength of one or two effective scenes. One is the first R-rated film to win the Best Picture Oscar. One is considered a modern-day masterpiece. One is a mediocre action flick from a director best known for mediocre action flicks. They all have one thing in common: I didn’t love them…but I loved something about them. (Caution to those who might not have seen the films discussed; there may be a few minor spoilers.)
It’s a fantastic week to have Netflix Instant Watch; easily the best since I began writing this weekly post. Amongst a bunch of other solid titles, the excellent District 9, the surprisingly great Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and the wonderful Amelie are added on Saturday the 21st. There are a few nice titles being released on DVD/Blu-ray as well, take a look: