Twelve Monkeys (1995)

Directed By – Terry Gilliam

Screenplay By – David Peoples & Janet Peoples

Cinematography By – Roger Pratt

Starring Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe & Brad Pitt

129 min.

This movie is awesome.

Brad Pitt’s eyes are amazing and not in the dreamy sense. Watch this movie and tell me Brad is a bad actor. The guy has crazy eyes the entire movie and they’re awesome.

The score is awesome. Just thinking of it give me the shivers cause of how awesome it is.

I love this movie.

Bruce Willis is also really fucking crazy good in this movie and proves that he can act.

God Bless America

Cool World (1992)

Directed By – Ralph Bakshi

Screenplay By – Michael Grais & Mark Victor

Cinematography By – John A. Alonzo

Starring Brad Pitt, Gabriel Byrne & Kim Basinger

102 min.

You’d think a sexy Who Framed Roger Rabbit starring Brad Pitt, Gabriel Byrne, and Kim Basinger would be a ton of fun, well you’d be wrong. Cool World is a terrible movie and is incredibly tough to get through. It took me two viewings to watch this entire movie. After I stopped half way through (a thing I almost never do), I thought “Maybe it gets better. Let’s give it another chance.” Unfortunately for me and everyone involved in this movie it definitely did not get better.

The animation is bad, except the still background images and even some of the set pieces were “cool”, but the moving animated characters aren’t particularly well done and the integration of the humans interacting with the animated characters is awful. Brad Pitt looks like a clown in most of this movie and it’s not because of his acting it’s because of the clear and persistent fact that he’s not even close to touching the things he’s interacting with.

And don’t get me started on this plot. Holy shit did someone take a lot of drugs and forget that things have to make sense, or at the very least be fucking entertaining, or what?!

Don’t waste your time. Go watch Fritz the Cat and Who Framed Roger Rabbit and you will have spent a more entertaining and productive three hours instead of wasting 102 minutes with this shit pancake. Luckily I won’t have to watch Cool World ever again.

God Bless America

Fury (2014)

Directed By – David Ayer

Screenplay By – David Ayer

Cinematography By – Roman Vasyanov

Starring Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman & Shia LaBeouf

134 min.

After giving us a dud with Sabotage, Ayer is back in full End of Watch glory with Fury. Fury is a unique perspective on WWII combat coming from an intimate look at an American tank crew led by Brad Pitt as Don ‘Wardaddy’ Collier. What Fury has is both action (lots of explosions!) and a solid story with strong character development, making it a war film that will stick around for some time.

Because gun and tank fire is so crucial in telling this story Ayer decided to give the bullets and rockets a laser graphic accompaniment (think Star Wars blasters). During the first battle it with throw you off guard because of how realistic the rest of the film is, but you will quickly get use to the laser effect and appreciate the ability to distinguish friendly fire from enemy fire.

The acting is great from the entire cast, the production design is terrific, and the action is badass. I don’t think there’s really anything bad to say about this movie except a somewhat absurd ending (not climax but ending) and that Brad Pitt’s character decides he cares more about killing SS members than anything else.

Se7en (1995)

Directed By – David Fincher

Screenplay By – Andrew Kevin Walker

Cinematography By – Darius Khondji

Starring By – Morgan Freeman & Brad Pitt

127 min.

Not having watched Se7en in full in a while I didn’t realize how much I fucking love this movie. I’m fairly confident now that this is the best detective movie of all time. It’s simply brilliant. Every aspect is perfect. Maybe it is because I have finally fully understood how complex the relationship is between Somerset (Freeman) and Mills (Pitt) and how truly tragic this entire story is for the two.

This is an extremely intelligent film where single lines of dialogue (if heard or not) and single shots (if fully absorbed or not) will change your entire understanding of what is really going on. I cannot praise this movie enough. It is dark and dealing with a dark subject matter but the idea behind it all is all too human. Are people good, are we all just sinners? Se7en reaches for the stars to ask this question.