Friday, May 13, 2022

The New Classics: Movies

When do recently made movies become classics? What makes a movie classic? What movie you predict would be become classic? In this post I will go over 5 movies that has come out since 2000 that I believe should become classics. This is my opinion on what movies will be (if not already) classics. If there is a movie that I missed leave a comment. 

Lord of The Rings

When I think of the best movie I have seen I think of Lord of the Rings (LOTR). No fantasy movie has come close to how well LOTR did. I am not the only one that thinks this out of 24 Oscars that LOTR was nominated for it won 17 of them. Even though they left out one of the best characters, Tom Bombadil, the movies were successful and amazing. When I watch the series, the extended editions are the only way to view its beauty. The practical effects were spot on, Boromir’s death was sad, Sam is shown as the hero, and so many fans have quoted Gollum's iconic lines in his voice. If these movies have not been deemed a classic, then they will.

The Avengers

This movie success helped expand the MCU and it is my favorite Avenger movie. This is the first movie that mixed iconic superheroes (Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk) into one epic movie. Its success comes from having individual movies for these heroes prior to this movie and hinting towards a combined movie. There are classic lines like “Doth mother know you weareth her drapes” when Iron Man meets Thor or “There's only one God, ma'am, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that.” when Captain is conversing with Black Widow. If there was one Marvel movie that I am only allowed to watch I would choose this movie.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse

With Disney having no competitors with animation they have become idle using the same format for all there movies. Even though each animated movie is beautiful, its not memorable because they are not improving. Then in 2018 Sony brought us Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse. I thought it would be a flop, but after watching it I can say this movie is the best Spider-Man movie. The animation is something that hasn’t been done in theaters. The characters were well developed. Miles is awesome, and should have been introduced before. He is different than Peter Parker and it comes across funny. I laughed so hard when he climbed a high building to practice his newfound ability just to climb down and search for a smaller building because of basophobia. I liked that he has a good family relationship something that most superheroes don’t have. Both of his parents are alive and care for him. I honestly believe this should become a classic.


I am a big fan of Christopher Nolan’s Movies and in my opinion his best movie is Inception. One reason Inception is so good because of its use of practical effects. If you watch Inception, then Doctor Strange you will see a drastic quality of effects; even though Inception is older its effects are way better because of the lack of CGI. The buildings folding on top of each other, the rotating hallway scene were practical effects, and it was executed well. The second reason this movie should become a classic is because of the sci-fi story and ambiguous ending. Each person can have a different interpretation of the ending. Does Cobb end up going home to see his kids or is he dreaming? It’s for you to decide. I think Cobb is still in a dream because his kids are wearing the same clothes, they are the same age, and doing the same thing as they always do when he dreams about them. But you can have a different interpretation. The final reason this movie should be a classic is because of Hans Zimmer musical soundtrack. "Time" is one of the best soundtrack song I have heard.

Edge of Tomorrow

The last movie that I think should become a classic is Edge of Tomorrow. Tom Cruise is a classic action star, and in this movie, he finds himself in a time loop failing to beat invaders trying to take over earth. It’s like Groundhog Day, but better. Instead of going to sleep and starting the day again Bill Cage, played by Tom Cruise, dies and starts the events over again. The audience sees the psychological trauma as Bill Cage lives through the same battle over again helping us understand veterans' PTSD. Even though the movie focuses on one event and loops through it many times the action and story are amazing and doesn't seem too repetitive. I did not get bored as I was watching the movie.

I will be honest of all the movies I have listed I believe Edge of Tomorrow won’t become a classic, but I think it should be for its creativity and how fun it is to watch.

There are a lot of great movies out there. Some of them may be on this list. Even though some of your favorite movies aren't classics doesn't mean that they are not amazing. If you had to make a list of movies you would want to be classics what would they be? What movie would you want to keep watching as you grow older? What movies would you want your family or friends to watch with you years from now? Those will be your classic movies movies. 

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