It’s the first of the month, which means there is a crazy amount of turnover on Netflix Instant Watch this week. There’s definitely something for everybody, take a look:
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974 | Feb 6th | R)
Flickchart Ranking: #651
|How would you rank it amongst the best action comedies of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #2641
What do your fellow Flickcharters think?
soysauce – “The toughest decision of this summer. I loved both. Scott Pilgrim was visual treat, hilarious, and wonderfully entertaining. Inception was a smart sci-fi actioner built around an emotional core. In the end, Inception wins out for me, at least for now. Pilgrim’s presentation was a whole lot more fun, but Inception has a more fleshed out backbone.”
admiralpiett – “Sorry Nolan, but Scott Pilgrim was more visually inventive, and had a metric ton more fun and excitement to it.”
PCNewsOne – “Scott Pilgrim has been accused of having nothing at stake. The motivation at the heart of Inception would appear to be the cathartic letting-go of the guilt surrounding a loved-one’s suicide. Major stuff. So why is it that Inception feels empty while Scott Pilgrim dances delicately around the subject of desire in dazzling 8-bit brashness? The clincher is that Scott Pilgrim’s soundtrack didn’t make me feel nauseous. Scott Pilgrim gets the extra life.”
I am oddly intrigued by this film. The trailers are such a weird mix of boring cliches and infectious Tom Cruise swagger that it’s got to be worth a watch somewhere down the road. Plus the director, James Mangold, seems to have good taste in what to helm; so I find it hard to believe he would captain a sinking ship.
I envy the leads in this movie so much. They get paid millions upon millions of dollars to goof around with their buddies all day.