I think this entire thread should be blatantly marked with SPOILERS AHEAD.
Because in discussing movies people are going to be discussing plot points. AND SPOILING PLOT POINTS AHEAD is going to be the name of the game. if the game was called
As such, we should establish rules, such as listing the movies discussed before proceeding. So if you see a title to a movie you were going to watch this weekend? Maybe skip that post.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Kentucky Friend Movie
Spoiling commencing, you've been warned.
I wanted to like Alien3, but having Ripley be the only survivor, while it sets the tone of the universe as bring totally apathetic and uncaring, was a really shitty move. Ripley probably would have found a bar at that point and called it a very long day. But nevertheless, I like everything about this movie during the credit sequence and then the film starts.
Resurrection had some good moments in it, but I think Ripley was already at her destructive state of rage a lot earlier in the movie and wouldn't have let it get as far as it did. I loved the turn of Winona Ryder's character as a great parallel to Bishop, But the rest of it plods along to the oncoming inevitable ending. This would have been great as a short movie.
I agree with your stance on all your underrated films, but Sky Captain has the main issue of pretty cardboard characters in a world that the director sees really well but is unable to execute the transition to ours. I loved a lot of the magical elements like seeing the movie at Radio City and a lot of the cliffhanger and matinee vocabulary that was set up, but a lot of people I know were kind of confused and thought there had been an earlier movie they missed. Sometimes the immense amounts of chromakey make everyone's acting job tougher than it should be and they come off saying these lines as best they can and pretending really hard about seeing something but in the end they don't even believe it.
I'll always have a soft spot for Kentucky Fried Movie and my Absolute, All-Time Top Guilty Pleasure That I Expect to Lose All Credibility For: Hudson Hawk. I know it's bad, so, so bad, but Bruce Willis is so goddamned charming.