Thursday, July 20, 2017
Thursday Movie Picks: The Chosen One
For the third week of July 2017 as part of the Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer of Wandering Through the Shelves. We focus on the concept of the chosen ones. The ones who are destined to either save the world or be the one to help us all. Here are my three picks:
1. The Golden Child
One of the quintessential 80s comedies to star Eddie Murphy during his golden period, this film directed by Michael Ritchie is probably his most underrated which has Murphy as a social worker that just wants to find people who are missing. It’s a very funny film that includes that hilarious line “I want the knife” but it’s a film that has heart as well as a touching story of a man just trying to find a Tibetan child with special powers. Even as it mixes martial arts with some action/adventure, fantasy, and lots of humor all courtesy to Eddie Murphy when he was the funniest man in the world.
2. The Matrix
From the Wachowskis comes the film that was a total game-changer as it revolves around a computer programmer who learns that he’s part of a reality that isn’t real only to become the one person who could stop it all. It is truly one of the finest films that features an iconic performance from Keanu Reeves as this man known as Neo who would defy the bad guys and save humanity from this reality that is proven to be totally false.
3. Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince
The sixth film of the Harry Potter series definitely takes a bit of time for Harry Potter to deal with the revelation that he’s the chosen one to stop Voldemort while learning more about Voldemort’s past. The Half-Blood Prince refers to a book Potter gets which doesn’t teach him some unique potion methods but also new spells as it is a fine take on the book which only sets up the journey Potter would go into in order to defeat Lord Voldemort for good.
And now… here is someone who claims to be the Chosen One but…. Never drew a dime…
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