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Am I crazy to think the The Last Boy Scout is one of the best movies I've ever seen?

Asked by jdegrazia (269points) October 7th, 2008

It is by far the most unapologetically silly of the movies I’d ask to bring with me when exiled to a deserted island, but does its silliness take away from its literary value? Or might I be mistaking hilarious one liners for brilliant storytelling?

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hammer43's avatar

well the last boy scout was a good movie, but the best movie? I have to say you haven’t seen enough to make that decision.

jballou's avatar

To each his own. I don’t happen to think there’s much compelling to the Last Boy Scout personally, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t mean something to you.

Movies are a visual storytelling medium, and if you think that movie is superior to any other because it uses the medium to tell a great story, then who is anybody to argue with you? That’s your opinion. No, you’re not crazy.

gadfly's avatar

Yuo don’t get nominated for MTV Awards for Best On-Screen Duo and Best Action Sequence unless you are the one of the best movies ever. Enough said.

scamp's avatar

I hated it because it came out right after my brother comitted suicide. I couldn’t get past the part at the beginning where he shoots himself in the head, sorry.

filmfann's avatar

I love this movie! If you liked it, I recommend Payback, with Mel Gibson.

crazyivan's avatar

Yes, you are crazy to think that. Either that or you have only seen like 14 movies…

Don’t get me wrong, I love that movie. I own it. I watch it maybe once a year or so and it’s right up there with Robocop, Con-Air and Big Trouble in Little China as one of my favorite cheesy, over-the-top action movies. It was fun from start to finish.

But one of the best movies you’ve ever seen?!?!?

mazingerz88's avatar

One of the best? Maybe not. But I could very well see why you would think that. It’s got this good Hollywood style character study. The hard drinking, brooding and depressed hero who was still very good with his gun and nose slamming death strikes. Plus, Tony Scott’s larger than life visual compositions, well staged action scenes.

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