#1 Posted by Unilad (561 posts) -

Hey,

I was wondering if anyone could give me some great escapist movies that make you forget the world, your problems no matter your age. An example Avatar, Hugo etc. Not serious...just fun etc.

Long story short...I'm a long long way from home...and missing some stuff.

Thanks

#2 Posted by csl316 (8655 posts) -

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. Seriously, it's about people just doing what they feel like and not worrying about things like national security. They truly live in the moment.

#3 Posted by TooWalrus (13197 posts) -
@csl316 said:
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. Seriously, it's about people just doing what they feel like and not worrying about things like national security. They truly live in the moment.
Cavity searches all around.
#4 Posted by I3elmont (24 posts) -

Prometheus.. one of the greatest sci fi flicks to come around in ages... not a thriller... not a horror flick.. just a good film.

#5 Posted by EVO (3908 posts) -

I got lost in The Fall. The story is ok, but the cinematography, art direction and locations are absolutely breathtaking.

#6 Posted by TyCobb (1972 posts) -

@I3elmont said:

Prometheus.. one of the greatest sci fi flicks to come around in ages... not a thriller... not a horror flick.. just a good film.

Sorry, but that movie sucked and just leaves you with more questions than answers. It also makes you question how dumb people are. "Stop running in the same direction as the rolling structure! Veer left you dumb bitch!" God I hated that movie. Instead of Prometheus, just re-watch Alien and Aliens.

#7 Posted by NTM (7377 posts) -

@TyCobb said:

@I3elmont said:

Prometheus.. one of the greatest sci fi flicks to come around in ages... not a thriller... not a horror flick.. just a good film.

Sorry, but that movie sucked and just leaves you with more questions than answers. It also makes you question how dumb people are. "Stop running in the same direction as the rolling structure! Veer left you dumb bitch!" God I hated that movie. Instead of Prometheus, just re-watch Alien and Aliens.

I agree; the majority of the characters in that film were dumb, but other than that, I loved it as well. There are also not a lot of questions that hinder it, any of the questions that are there lead to some interesting stuff that I don't mind waiting for.

#8 Posted by I3elmont (24 posts) -

@TyCobb: Yeah let me veer to the side where all the falling debris is. also, what good is a movie that gives you all the answers? especially a sci fi flick like that. its going to get a sequel no later than 2014 so maybe you can get your answers there

#9 Posted by Yummylee (21627 posts) -

Any film made by Pixar. Feast is also a pretty fun creature feature if you're into that sorta stuff.

#10 Edited by TyCobb (1972 posts) -

@I3elmont said:

@TyCobb: Yeah let me veer to the side where all the falling debris is. also, what good is a movie that gives you all the answers? especially a sci fi flick like that. its going to get a sequel no later than 2014 so maybe you can get your answers there

It was a fucking prequel and it was originally supposed to give us answers. Instead it gave no answers and just more questions.

Also, after the infected boyfriend made the girl cry and pissed off about her not being able to have kids, they immediately have make up sex 15 seconds later? Yea, because that certainly makes sense and isn't just some stupid way of making it awkward that she gets pregnant with an Alien baby. Ridley Scott fucked this movie up and I still want my $10.50 back for seeing this shit in theaters.

They can keep their sequel. I'll just re-watch the good Alien movies and make up my own back story.

#11 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1010 posts) -

I would recommend Elvira, Who framed Roger Rabbit and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

#12 Posted by I3elmont (24 posts) -

@TyCobb: scott didnt write the film wtf are you talking about? if thats the one scene that person based their review on that person obviously cant recognize a good movie when they see one. and it was never supposed to be a prequel, its a separate story that takes place in the same universe, thats all.

#13 Posted by TyCobb (1972 posts) -

@I3elmont said:

@TyCobb: scott didnt write the film wtf are you talking about? if thats the one scene that person based their review on that person obviously cant recognize a good movie when they see one. and it was never supposed to be a prequel, its a separate story that takes place in the same universe, thats all.

I didn't say he wrote it; he directed it. It is in his vision and I am sure he cut a lot of the stuff out considering that supposedly the Blu-Ray will "answer questions".

It was originally supposed to be a prequel. Looking at the wiki page it appears I am wrong in that the finished film was not a prequel like originally planned. So I redact that. But I still stand by that the movie fucking sucked. =)

#14 Posted by I3elmont (24 posts) -

@TyCobb: hey atleast you admit when you're wrong. we can just agree to disagree, i think the film is great!

#16 Posted by GunstarRed (5178 posts) -

Fast Five.

#17 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

For a movie to do that you would need a movie that has an interesting world and fleshes it out, plus a cast of characters who you get invested in. So here are a few that I think fit the bill.

  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
  • Star Wars Trilogy.
  • The Hunger Games.
#18 Edited by SpartanHoplite (384 posts) -

@I3elmont

Veering to you're side & taking your chances with the depris is better than being crushed. Still, even if everyone was rather braindead, i still liked it, but i do hope they'll finish it off in a sequel & dont drag it on.

OP, watch The Fift Element.

#19 Posted by ShockD (2401 posts) -

The Green Mile (if you haven't watched it already).

#20 Posted by JonathanAshleyMoore (283 posts) -

Labyrinth. Absolute craziness and wackiness in kid/open minded adult form. I fucking love that movie. Magic Dance, man.

#21 Posted by coakroach (2490 posts) -

The Persona 4 Endurance Run

#22 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Avatar is the best movie for that, seen that movie like 6 times, Ill switch channels and it will be on and ill end up watching the whole thing.

#23 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@I3elmont said:

Prometheus.. one of the greatest sci fi flicks to come around in ages... not a thriller... not a horror flick.. just a good film.

I agree went into that movie hearing alot of bad things about it but really really liked it.

#24 Posted by VierasTalo (775 posts) -

Timecop and Con Air. You will never need anything else.