30 Day Film Challenge

Recently, three of our admin team (Starshiptrooper, Lucy, and Baloo) decided to do the 30-day film challenge. It involves answering a different question about our favourite films every day for 30 days. In our case, we did the whole thing in one go, because we like a real challenge. So, without further ado, here follows each question and our respective answers. You can easily see which of us had the most difficulty choosing just one answer!

1. FAVOURITE OPENING SEQUENCE
S: Suspiria (just watch it)
L: The Matrix, or Saturday Night Fever, or Boogie Nights, or Trainspotting, or Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, or Pulp Fiction, or The Dark Knight, or Raiders of the Lost Ark, or Blade
B: The Italian Job (the original)

2. A SEQUEL BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL
S: Evil Dead 2
L: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, or Mad Max Fury Road
B: Terminator 2: Judgement Day

3. BEST USE OF A SONG IN A MOVIE
S: Beetlejuice – the Banana Boat song
L: Star Trek Beyond – Sabotage, or Reservoir Dogs – Stuck in the Middle With You
B: Star Trek Beyond – Sabotage (Beastie Boys)

4. MOST ROMANTIC MOMENT IN A MOVIE
S: When Wall-E meets Eve
L: Carl and Ellie in Up, or Ennis and Jack in Brokeback Mountain
B: Moonrise Kingdom (when Sam and Suzy are on the beach)

5. A MOVIE THAT’S SO BAD IT’S GOOD
S: Reanimator (fecking love those awful old school horrors)
L: Twilight
B: Batman: The Movie (shark repellent, anyone?)

6. CLASSIC/HUGE MOVIE YOU’VE NOT SEEN
S: Top Gun
L: Schindler’s List
B: Rocky

7. FAVOURITE CHARACTER IN A MOVIE
S: R2-D2
L: Donnie Darko, or Princess Leia, or Indiana Jones
B: Indiana Jones

8. FAVOURITE MOVIE DIALOGUE/QUOTE
S: THEY’RE COMING TO GET YOU BARBARA
L: May the Force be with you
B: The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist

9. A MOVIE MOST PEOPLE LOVE, BUT YOU HATE
S: Titanic (snore)
L: Love Actually
B: Bladerunner

10. AN UNFORGETTABLE MOVIE DEATH
S: Donald Gennaro being gobbled up by the T-Rex as he sat on the toilet
L: When Fiver dies in Watership Down
B: Spock (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

11. SPECIAL EFFECT(S) THAT BLEW YOUR MIND
S: Jurassic Park
L: Bullet Time in The Matrix, and the liquid metal in Terminator 2: Judgement Day
B: Transformers

12. FAVOURITE PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE (ACTOR)
S: Bill Murray in Zombieland
L: Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight
B: Robert Downey, Jr. in Tropic Thunder

13. THE MOVIE THAT SCARED YOU THE MOST
S: The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock (alright I was really young at the time!)
L: The Shining
B: The Unborn (I don’t do well with demonic horrors)

14. FUNNIEST. MOVIE. EVER.
S: This is the End
L: South Park the Movie
B: Kung Fu Hustle

15. YOUR GO-TO/COMFORT MOVIE
S: Lords of Dogtown
L: Thor Ragnarok
B: Star Wars

16. FIRST MOVIE CRUSH
S: Johnny Depp as anything he’s ever done
L: Harrison Ford, or Christopher Reeve
B: Keira Knightley

17. FAVOURITE BIOPIC
S: The Theory of Everything
L: The Doors, or Goodfellas
B: Invictus

18. MOVIE ROBBED OF THE BEST PICTURE OSCAR
S: Get Out
L: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, or Brokeback Mountain
B: Dunkirk

19. FAVOURITE SCENE FROM A MOVIE
S: Glen’s death in A Nightmare on Elm Street
L: The Balrog in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, or Bohemian Rhapsody in Wayne’s World, or the flying bikes in E.T., or the zero-g fight scene in Inception, or where Vader kills Palpatine in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, or the Praetorian Guard fight in Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Kylo <3), or the sandstorm in Mad Max Fury Road, or Ripley in the power loader in Aliens, or where Neo dodges the bullets in The Matrix, or where Sarah Connor crushes the terminator in the canning factory in The Terminator, or the first time we saw the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, or the entry of the DeLorean in Back to the Future, or the steadicam club scene in Goodfellas
B: The final courtroom scene in A Few Good Men

20. A MOVIE YOU WISH YOU’D SEEN IN THE CINEMA
S: Any 80’s horror films!
L: Star Wars
B: Pacific Rim

21. FAVOURITE PERFORMANCE IN A MOVIE (ACTRESS)
S: Emma Stone in La La Land
L: Carrie Fisher
B: Angelina Jolie in Maleficent

22. MOVIE MOST PEOPLE HATE, BUT YOU LOVE
S: Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot
L: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
B: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

23. FAVOURITE MOVIE ADAPTED FROM A BOOK
S: All the Harry Potters!
L: The Lord of the Rings
B: The Lord of the Rings trilogy

24. A MOVIE MOMENT THAT MAKES YOU CRY
S: When they leave David in the woods in A.I.
L: The end of It’s a Wonderful Life
B: The ending of 12 Years a Slave

25. A REMAKE/REBOOT BETTER THAN THE ORIGINAL
S: The Crazies
L: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
B: True Grit

26. FAVOURITE MOVIE FROM YOUR FAVOURITE DIRECTOR
S: MOST of the Star Wars movies!
L: The Lord of the Rings
B: Reservoir Dogs

27. FAVOURITE MOVIE MONSTER
S: Leatherface (he’s not a “monster” but he acts like a monster)
L: Jaws
B: Godzilla

28. A MOVIE CHARACTER YOU HATE
S: Anyone Nicolas Fecking Cage has played
L:
Dolores Umbridge
B: Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine

29. FAVOURITE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK/SCORE
S: Drive
L: Twin Peaks
B: Back to the Future

30. FAVOURITE MOVIE ENDING
S: Seven
L: Seven, or The Shawshank Redemption, or Rosemary’s Baby, or The Godfather, or Inception, or Raiders of the Lost Ark, or Casablanca
B: Planet of the Apes (the original)

And there you have it! We hope you enjoyed reading through our picks. We could have easily picked several for each question (one of us did), so narrowing it down to just one choice was very tough. What answers would you pick? Leave your comments below!

~ Starshiptrooper, Lucy, and Baloo

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