Scott OT #92: Roger Ebert Day Thread (6/18)

Today would have been the 76th birthday of Roger Ebert, one of my personal heroes and a huge influence on how I analyze films. This quote genuinely changed the way I watched movies:

“When you ask a friend if Hellboy is any good, you’re not asking if it’s any good compared to Mystic River, you’re asking if it’s any good compared to The Punisher.”

I thought of this quote last weekend, where I watched Legally Blonde and Legends of the Fall back to back. Legends of the Fall is better made but Christ is it boring. Legally Blonde, while seemingly being a more “disposable” film, is a delight and is genuinely inspiring.

Hope you all have fun posting here today and have a great day. I leave you with this masterpiece: