Okay- let me get this straight- the "best year of the modern era" means the year that had the most bankable stars, directors, and properties (sequels)? Or God forbid, the best effects? Sounds like the best marketing blitz ever, to me. This year, 2002, has not pushed the envelope in any way. At least 1999 had a couple of gutsy flicks- Dogma, American Beauty, Malkovich, and Fight Club.Originally posted by icatch9
True 1999 is a great year for movies. I think the difference is Star Power and Blockbuster Power. On your list I don't see any larger than life stars. I guess Cruze and Bitt are larger than life, but those roles didn't exactly use thier star power to fule the movie. With the exeception of Star Wars there are no other blockbusters on your list. The Matirx, The Mummy, The Sixth Sense, and American Pie where all sleeper hits and word of mouth casused them to be successes.
And I'm sorry, but on your list of actors, the only ones that will live on in posterity are Ford, Gibson, Cruise, Eastwood, Freeman, Neeson, Newman, and perhaps Stewart.
Vinn Deisel and The Rock? Are you kidding?
I think we are just too far apart on what makes a good movie. Don't take this the wrong way, but I don't think you would dig any of the flicks I listed from 1962.