I’m Johann and I’m currently doing a student internship at Webedia GmbH. I got the idea from the YouTube channels of Sebastian (DashFUN) and Yves (MOVIE PILOT)which I’ve been following for over a year.
I watch most films and series via stream, because you can find almost everything there – and if something isn’t available, I borrow it from Amazon Prime. But I still have DVDs from my childhood at home, which I still watch from time to time (although I made the DVD of “The Three ??? – The Secret of the Ghost Island” disappear before anyone came to visit, because I didn’t think it was that great anymore and ended up giving it away as a gift, sorry little sister).
And of course I also go to the cinema – last about in “Jurassic World 3″ (“silly”) and “Everything Everywhere All At Once” (“too long”)…
In the first week of my internship I am in the editorial office of DashFUN, where I was asked an article about my five personal favorite films to write, which of course I also like to do, even if the choice was anything but easy for me.
But I could really watch the following films every day without getting bored…
(George Lucas, 1977)
“Episode IV: A New Hope” is not only the movie that sets the greatest trilogy of all time, but the whole massive “Star Wars’ franchise – with all its ups and downs. But the highest level are the first three films, which mean a lot to me and somehow all are among my favorite films, which is why it is very difficult to decide on one of them.
However, I used “Episode IV” for this list because it kicked off “Star Wars’ fired. He sparked my enthusiasm for these films – and it’s no wonder that eleven more films and 16 series came after that because he was just an incredibly strong world building operates. However, the film also works very well on its own for me: the story is pleasantly “simple” and immediately captivated me. The characters are all great and have something very unique about them. It’s so much fun to follow them through this world, because they, too, only discover everything in amazement together with the audience during the course of the film…
(Ivan Reitman, 1984)
Funny, exciting, entertaining, nostalgic and iconic. So I would the first “Ghostbusters’ film by Ivan Reitman – and in contrast to ‘Star Wars“, where the choice was difficult for me, none of the other “Ghostbusters“-Parts only come close to the original. The animation effects haven’t aged well, but that’s why I enjoy seeing the ghosts attack so much.
The cast is great and works very well together, with each member of Ghostbusters playing an important part. The quips of Bill Murray, the superstitions of Dan Aykroyd, the scientific touch of Harold Ramis, and the “indifference” of Ernie Hudson work very well together. It’s just a fun adventure that I loved even as a kidhaunted has and hopefully will be for a long timeghosts becomes…
(Steven Spielberg, 1993)
“Jurassic Park” is also the first film in a major franchise – and as with “GhostbustersAt the same time, it is clearly the best contribution to the blockbuster series. He introduces us to the world of dinosaurs – together with the protagonists, all of whom are also totally enthusiastic about dinosaurs. At least until the original giants attack. That enthusiasm rubbed off directly on me. The dinosaurs look so realistic that I briefly forgot they weren’t real.
The characters also fascinated me directly, because they reacted to the dinosaurs in a very similar way to myself. Because the film gives us enough time for that in the first half – to (amazingly) react to the animals and to arrive at “Jurassic Park “. However, I was just as riveted to the screen in the second half as it is packed with action, suspense and character development almost without a break. All in all a film that inspires me more and more with every watch…
Jurassic Park Trailer DF
(James Mangold, 2017)
Wolverine’s first two solo films, X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Wolverine: Warrior’s Journey, aren’t worthy of the character in my opinion. Since I’m also a big fan of the “X-Men” series, especially Hugh Jackman’s Logan, I hesitated to see this film for a long time in order not to be disappointed a third time. As part of Yves’ “X-Men” rewatch on YouTube, I finally dared to try “Logan – The Wolverine” and was completely surprised.
The film combines the farewell of two absolute cult figures (Wolverine + Professor X) with an amazingly multi-layered character study, organic humor, new fascinating characters, road movie and western vibes, incredible (and incredibly brutal) action and a touching emotional punch. All of this works like a chemical reaction, creating a new substance, only this substance is better than anything we’ve seen in the X-Men franchise to date.
(Jon Watts, 2021)
I never thought that a film that relies entirely on the viewer’s love for previous films would be better than those beloved precursors. But that’s exactly what “Spider-Man: No Way Home” the case: He connects the three previous live-action spider men and gives the first two a subsequent satisfying conclusion, while Tom Holland finally gets a worthy Spider-Man storyline.
How the strip not only treats Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield just right, but also how the villains are integrated into the story is really great and I was thrilled. I grew up with these characters and seeing their stories come to fruition really meant a lot to me.
I found it funny, sad, emotional, nostalgic, entertaining and endlessly exciting. But how could I write about this film without mentioning the incredible performances by Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina and all three Spider-Men. Norman Osborne’s monologue in the Safe-House alone was worth the cinema ticket…