Sunday, July 19, 2015

Alan Rickman Reel: Judas Kiss

My household are big fans of Alan Rickman. As such, we decided to review his films from start to finish. Using IMDb, that put us starting with Die Hard (Die Hard!!!!) and we knew Dogma and Galaxy Quest would be in there, too. Not to mention all our other favorite Alan Rickman films. Plus, you know, we thought we'd discover so many more fun movies. That is probably still true but we've been discovering some real duds in our journey and it's sucking the fun out of this activity. As such, we've decided to keep going in chronological order but to focus on the ones we like or what sounds good to us.

If we skip one of your favorites feel free to make a case for it in the comments. Links to previous reviews can be found below, under the cut.

sgwordy: How's it seriously been a year since our last AR Reel?

sgwordy: Always nice to see the now classic Rickman/Thompson pairing.

Dr Musacha: Yeah, but it felt more like the movie belonged to the criminals rather than to them. Carla Gugino seemed like the main character.

sgwordy: I agree, but how many movies that Alan Rickman is in, could you say he's the lead character?

Dr Musacha: Not nearly enough.

sgwordy laughs

sgwordy: Did you think his South Louisiana accent was better than his Irish accent (from Michael Collins)?

Dr Musacha: Yes, but everyone was laying on badly affected southern accents so maybe he just sounded better than his peers. You're from Louisiana, what did you think?

sgwordy: I think I have yet to hear what sounds like an authentic South Louisiana accent on screen. Rickman could have been worse, though, so that's something.

We are finally seeing him in modern clothing. It's been a while.

Dr Musacha: Yeah, and even his schlubby suits were definitely better than his Robin Hood get-up.

Rate the movie on a scale of 1 to 10:
Dr Musacha –7
sgwordy –6
Was Rickman the best thing about this movie?
Dr Musacha – No, Gugino's character was the best.
sgwordy – No, he was tied with Thompson. :-)

In the context of his body of work, on a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate Rickman as Rickman?
Dr Musacha –5
sgwordy –5

Favorite Rickman quote from this movie?
Dr Musacha: You're a better driver but I'm too proud to admit it.
sgwordy: I understand that this isn't personal because you're not a person.

Previous films under the cut

Die Hard
Closet Land
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Sense & Sensibility

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