A number of directors in the last two decades have been excellent at picking music to be a part of their movies, but for my money, the one who manages to always impress me is Wes Anderson. Starting with Bottle Rocket, Anderson has been smart to pepper all of his movies with great music. Who can think of “Judy is a Punk” by The Ramones without thinking of the visual file of Margot Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums? Or “Let Her Dance” by The Bobby Fuller Four without thinking of Mr. Fox and family dancing at the end of Fantastic Mr. Fox? Or even “This Time Tomorrow” by The Kinks at the start of The Darjeeling Limited? These are three perfect examples of great music in Anderson’s films, but for my money, his best compilation of music comes from his second movie, which was released in 1998. The movie was Rushmore.
For the past five years, Marvel has unofficially kicked off the summer movie season with their fantastic lineup of superheroes. With big names like Wolverine, Spider-Man and Iron Man at their disposal, they have dominated the last half-decade of setting the bar high for the beginning of the summer. This weekend, they will attempt to do the same with a new film franchise based on Thor, about the strong and cocky god of thunder who gets kicked out of Asgard and forced to live on Earth. But before you start off the summer with this big-budget spectacle, check out some of these under-ranked films from the stars of Thor.
|How would you rank it amongst the best animated movies of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #2829
I never got a chance to see this in theaters. Does it end with a pop song and big dance scene like every other DreamWorks Animation movie? I firmly believe that’s the main reason DreamWorks (Sony and Fox’s animation studios are guilty of this too) will never make a truly great film.
|How would you rank it amongst the best movies based on comic books of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #8515
The biggest turkey of the year. Sad, considering there’s probably a good movie to be made with the source material.
|How would you rank it amongst the best dramatic films of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #9237
Read Ebert’s review. There’s a reason he won a Pulitzer.
|How would you rank it amongst the best movie comedies of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: #8470
Edward Norton in a dual-role as a set of wildly different twins. Or as I call it, cinematic bliss.
|How would you rank it amongst the best thrillers of all time?
Flickchart Ranking: Just Added
The original Lost Boys definitely deserves to remain in the public’s consciousness. I’m pretty sure these DTV sequels do not.