Oct 6, 2009

Question:

Exactly how many times can a guy watch, The Fifth Element?

I mean, I love that movie, but, I'm just asking. . .

19 comments:

Irrelephant said...

I don't count that movie as one of my top all-time three best ever, but I will say this--depending on the guy, and depending on that guy's top three list he could feasibly watch it every day for the rest of his life. I'm like that with Blade Runner: if it's on, I almost invariably have to stop and watch it to the end, no matter where I picked up the story. I've got it on DVD, on my computer and on my iPhone. *s* It's that good.

Joan of Argghh! said...

Well, you're a lotta help! But, it's just as I thought. . .

julie said...

If the guy is like my brother, and Fifth Element is one of his favorite movies, then yeah, probably close to every day. Or at least a couple times a week.

I like it, too, but then I haven't seen it so often I'm sick of it yet.

I am starting to get that way about South Park and Family Guy reruns, though...

Mad William Flint said...

Leeloo Dallas Moolti-pass.

*sigh*

The J.R. said...

Two words, "Leeloo Minai Lekarariba-Laminai-Tchai Ekbat De Sebat"

Yes, on my top three. Don't know if Blade qualifies for the top three but it's also one of those movies I have to watch if it's on - along with Jose Wales and Tombstone. The Matrix was there but it's beginning to fade.

LauraB said...

A TERRIFIC movie - I mean, if you have to sit thru a repeat of something that is not a bad option.

And the soundtrack is superb.

And Ruby Rhod? FABulous!

pamibe said...

I dunno... I'm certainly not an expert, only having viewed it 2,628 times...

samaBlog said...

MULTI-PASS!!!

mushroom said...

Josey Wales for sure.

But maybe it's like food --

Actual conversation when my wife returned after having left me home alone for an extended period:

"What did you eat while I was gone?"

"Chili."

"I was gone a week!"

"One day I had chili dogs for breakfast."

Edward said...

My favorite scene was that which interspersed the blue diva performance (voice) and Leeloo's performance (fists).

Second best was the ballroom fight.

Francis W. Porretto said...

Boobies? You tagged that movie for boobies?

Milla Jovovich has many assets, but boobies are not among them!

Joan of Argghh! said...

Francis! Just when I was worried that we may be having too much fun here in the comments, you grace us with your sober observations of the female form.

:o)

Sparrow said...

I watched it all the way through once and have seen snippets on and off, but it does not have a powerful appeal to me. But maybe because I'm a girl. It's one of those gender divides, like the elusive appeal of the Three Stooges.

ZZMike said...

Depends. Me? Once. Any more and I start thinking about a "big-a boom".

If I add the attraction of Ms Jovovich to the repulsion of Chris Tucker, I end up with a -10.

Gary Oldman has one of those roles he was born to play (the very bad guy).

Somewhere I read that Bruce Willis makes mediocre movies worth watching, and really bad movies bearable. Makes sense.

Velociman said...

The Fifth Element sucks. People with no intelligence watch it because it's, like, almost Blade Runner. Only it isn't. Couple that with the fact that I can say with heretical indifference that Blade Runner sucks, too, and you have my take.

dick said...

Have to go with the Velociman, but I have found myself watching it when nothing else is on.

The J.R. said...

ZZMike, Vman, Dick, what's going on here?? 5th is the epitome of why movies exist. It's not a social statement, deeply meaningful or high art. It's why we go to the movies - fun entertainment.
Chris Tucker - hilarious. Milla - gorgeous. Willis - well, Willis, you either like him or hate him, but he is America's action hero bar none.
BTW, the difference between men and women? Men like movies where a lot of people die quickly, women like movies where one person dies real slowly - kinda like marriage.

Joan of Argghh! said...

We can certainly speed up the process if you like. . .

The Maximum Leader said...

Hell. I watched it just the other night on HBO. I saw it was on and figured "Damn, I'll only watch a minute or two. Its not like I haven't seen the film about a hundred times."

Next thing you know it is midnight and the film is over... It sucks you in that way.