Con Air: Great Movie or Greatest Movie?
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Con Air has comedy, it has a love story, it has a redemption story, it has action, it has an underdog, it has Cameos galore, it has a great sound track, it has lovable characters, it has villains that one can really hate.
I believe that Con Air has everything one could want in a movie, therefor I nominate it for best all-around movie ever.
Forrest Gump is just the complete movie because it has absolutely everything. Its about a fictional character named Forrest Gump having a part in almost every major event from the 1960's to the 1970's
Forrest Gump from the very start is an underdog as he goes about life with a below average intelligence
It has comedy, probably one of the only few to win an Oscar with a comedy genre
It revolves around a childhood love story with Forrest and his only friend Jenny as you see life through both their eyes. One that is Forrest a life full of excitement and experiences that effected America without him knowing it and through Jenny as she lives her life troubled trying to find where she truly belongs as fate brings them together no matter how much time passes by.
It has plenty of action as Forrest takes part in the Vietnam War.
It is also very inspiring as it demonstrates that anybody has the ability to make it in this world with whatever disadvantage they were given in life "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get"
The events in the movie also inspired the creation of a chain of restaurants the "Bubba Gump Shrimp Company"
Also everyone can learn a lot about their U.S history from this Movie, such events like the Watergate scandal, Vietnam War, Black Panther Party, Elvis Presley and many more
I believe Forrest Gump is the best all around movie as it contains all the elements I listed above and has the awards to show for it.
I believe Con-Air cannot be the greatest movie because Forrest Gump is the greatest movie
The following (horrible) films have won Oscars, if these are Oscar winning films, we cannot use the winning of an Oscar to lend credence to the overall quality of a film:
- Bowling for Columbine
- Brokeback Mountain
- Christmas Carol, A
- City Slickers
- Forrest Gump
- Harry and the Hendersons
- King Kong
- Men in Black
- Nutty Professor, The
Furthermore, Forrest Gump lacks the depth that Con Air has. Forrest Gump centers around a single character doing one thing over and over again, it's just someone "overcoming" all-odds. I put overcoming in quotes because someone who cannot walk will not be able to through sheer determination, Forrest Gump simply stopped feeling sorry for himself and began to walk. In Vietnam he didn't really do anything brave, he was just doing what he thought was right. Forrest Gump's major strong suit is that it cleverly ties together major historical moments from around the 1960's, unfortunately the tie-ins are superficial at best and cannot even be used to give clear perspective of the history of that time.
Since none of the reasons for Forrest Gump being the best movie ever are valid I cannot agree that it is the best movie ever and will have to stick with my original assertion that the award for best all-around movie ever goes to Con Air.
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