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Amadeus (1984)
Amadeus...worthy of its recognition
26 April 2008
Warning: Spoilers
Just recently, I have seen this impressive film, and the only words that I could say to describe it are...wonderfully tragic. The film tells the story of a regretful and bitter Antonio Salieri (portrayed by F. Murray Abraham), a man who only wanted to perform music for the joy of it, and to garner critical recognition for his work. Intertwining with Salieri's life, however, is the vulgar, arrogant and vain Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (portrayed by Tom Hulce), in which lies an amazing musical genius beyond comprehension.

As Salieri envies Mozart's musical talent despite his absurd lifestyle ("I am a vulgar man, Your Majesty, but I assure music is not"), he conspires to bring about his rival's ultimate downfall with a plot of murder and plagiarism (claiming Mozart's greatest work, the Requiem Mass in D Minor, as his own). However...God instead destroys his greatest instrument to torture Salieri for the rest of his days. In the end, however...Mozart gets the last laugh, literally. Just before the credits roll, the triumphant voice of Mozart laughing echoes across the ages as "the patron saint of mediocrity" smiles.

The only thing about this film that unsettled me was the fact that they didn't bury Mozart in a pauper's grave as they did historically; instead, they dumped him in a mass grave to rot. However, I guess for a man of Mozart's genius and vulgarity, it serves as a form of poetic justice for Salieri...God's instrument of musical genius is laid to rest in a grave fit for Black Plague carriers.

Despite that...Amadeus is a true work of art. Those who cannot see it need to look in the mirror, watch the film again and then, hopefully they'll be able to see it.
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This movie is the best
16 October 2006
The NeverEnding Story is by far the best fantasy film in the world (this is my opinion) and it will never be topped in the history of forever. I first saw this film at 10, and I liked it, except for the G'Mork. This hideous wolf-vampire scared me for a long time until only this summer, when I finally conquered my fear, and now I watch it every chance I can rent it. I'm only 15, and I still like it, even though people say it's for kids. I believe that's it for people of all ages, young and old. Hopefully, I'll get it for my birthday, and I'll watch it nonstop. The acting, scenery and the movie is just beautiful. That's all I have to say.

NeverEnding Story forever.
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This is the revolutionary in the Gundam legacy some people have been looking for!
14 July 2005
When I saw the show, it was THE most amazing Gundam series I have seen in years, even more so than Gundam SEED. The new machines in SEED Destiny is more well designed than the others; even some that weren't seen in SEED (I'm talking about SEED-MSV) made it into SEED Destiny. Of course, even though Freedom is destroyed, a new Freedom stands up to take its place; I'm talking about the ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom. There's even a new Justice Gundam on the block; ZGMF-X19A Infinite Justice. But, one thing has now caught my eye; a new mobile suit called the Akatsuki; it looks like Zeta Gundam's Hyaku Shiki in both appearance and color. Anyways, besides the machines are the characters; Shinn Asuka, orphan boy, ZAFTs top class, hates Kira, pilots powerful machines, etc. Then again, some old characters come back; Kira, Athrun, Cagalli, Lacus, Andrew Waltfeld, Murrue, etc. This show completely is a revolution in the Gundam series. Let there be GUNDAMS!!!!!
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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (1995–1996)
26 November 2004
Gundam Wing was the very first Gundam series I had ever seen, and boy, it was one of the best Gundam series I have ever watched. I think I first saw it when I was nine, when it first showed up on Cartoon Network. At first I didn't understand it, but, when I first saw the Gundams, I loved it!!!! Later, when I thought about when I saw other Gundam series that were just as good, I thought back on Gundam Wing. I loved the characters, especially Heero Yuy. He is cool, cold, and calculating, just like me. I loved the Gundams and other mobile suits in the series. But, the two tops are most certainly Wing Zero and Epyon, because they both have Zero System computers in their cockpits. Then, in '97, I saw Gundam Wing's closer, Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, and it as good as GW. So, I would have to give it a 100 out of 10 as my rating. Go GUNDAM!!!!!!
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Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (2002–2003)
23 November 2004
When I first heard about a new Gundam series coming from Japan to the United States in April 2003, I didn't know what to expect. But, what I got didn't reach my expectations, Gundam SEED SURPASSED my expectations. My favorite character by far is Kira Yamato. When I first saw his "SEED mode", I thought that one day, that could become reality. My favorite mobile suit by far, is the soon to be introduced ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam, Kira's new suit, built by ZAFT, and equipped with a N-Jammer Canceler, allowing it to use nuclear energy. Kira steals it quite soon, and uses it not to kill anymore. It has all these CIWS guns, railguns, plasma beam cannons, beam rifle, beam sabers, and a mobile armor weapons system that is remenisent to RX-78GP03 Gundam "Dendrobium" from that has-been Gundam 0083. So, it's the best Gundam show I have ever seen out of three(1. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, 2. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, 3. Mobile Suit Gundam Wing) Gundam series that I love. I give it a 10 out of 10 on my scale. GO GUNDAM SEED!!!!!
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This movie is excellent; it should have been longer so that it could be released in theaters!!!!
20 November 2004
When I first saw Bionicle 2: Legends of Metru Nui, it was the best CGI movie that I have seen in a very long time. I never thought that there were even Toa before the Toa we know, and also I found out that they later turn into Turaga when they lose their power, such as when Lhikan turned into a Turaga and the Toa Metru turned into Turaga after they gave up their power. Also, I found out the answer to a mystery that has been one of my Lego goals to solve; where did the Kanohi Vahi, the Great Mask of Time come from and who created the mask?; and finally, the major villain, which I have decided to reveal, is quite possibly the greatest mystery in the movie; Makuta. How is Makuta involved in Metru Nui, why is he in this time period, and finally, how did he get involved with Turaga Dume in the first place as "sworn to protect the Matoran"? Anyways, it was a great movie in my opinion. I give it a 100 on my scale of 1 to 10.(I have heard that they are to release a third Bionicle movie in 2005.)
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