You will be unprepared.
That’s a tagline full of promise, all right. Though I have to say, I never felt “unprepared”. There was very little in Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch that I didn’t expect in the wake of the trailers promoting this movie. It takes big event movies across multiple genres – a pinch of The Matrix, a heaping helping of Kill Bill, a splash of Terminator, a dose of Rambo, a dash of The Lord of the Rings, a dollop of Fight Club, a touch of Inception – and tosses them in a blender. The result is a movie that certainly looks cool, but with a narrative that may seem as cobbled-together as the visuals if you start to think about it too hard.
Directors who dominate: No, I’m not talking about directors who demand complete control of everything happening on their set. Well, it’s possible I am talking about those types of directors, as the guy I’m talking about has written the screenplay for every film he’s ever directed (and has acted in most of them). Of course I am talking about the quintessentially awesome, Quentin Tarantino (Oh yes, you can bet I am going to be thinking of Q words for this entire article… are you already sick of my quips?).
When I use the phrase “directors who dominate”, I mean it in the sense of him (or her) dominating Flickchart. Tarantino is easily one of the most dominating directors on my personal Flickchart, and on Flickchart’s global rankings. Let’s take a look at where he stands:
Since our public launch in September, we’ve grown to well over 40,000 users, and garnered a total of more than 60 million rankings. As we approach the close of the year, and the start of a new decade, we thought we might take a moment to showcase the Top 20 films that our users have deemed to be considered the best-of-the-best from 2000-2009. So without further adieu, here are the best ranked films on Flickchart of the decade:
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