So for the last week of May and ending my spotlight on 90’s movies the last year I want to spotlight is 1998.
1998 was a great year for alot of things, it was a great year in Hip Hop/R&B/Rap music (Doo Wop, Are you That somebody, All My Life, Going back to cali) a hilarious year in politics with Bill Clinton declaring ” I did not have sexual relations with that woman” (when of course everybody knew he did) Also a good year in technology… the mp3 and Google search engine was invented in 1998.
My favorite movies of 1998 are:
In 1998 I was a teenager so i was pretty much done with Disney movies but when I saw Mulan I was finally relieved that Disney had made a movie that broke the mold of Disney princesses. This is definitely my favorite Disney movie because not only did it showcase a strong female but also had a strong plot and great songs that weren’t lyrically cheesy. One thing Disney is infamous for is its lack of ethnic diversity when it comes to its girl-roles and so it was great to see the story of Mulan.
Most people probably haven’t seen this movie or heard of it, but its a shame cause this was such a great movie with excellent actor performances. What I liked about this movie aside from the acting was the theme of conformity and how sometimes following a specific set of societal norms can be retarded. The movie’s main premise is a comparative look at 1950’s America and 1990’s America and asks the question which one is better? The use of color and cinematography further helps with the narrative and philosophical question in this movie…making this movie ( in my opinion) brilliant and one of the best 90’s movies ever.
3. Ever After
I will be the first to admit this is totally a chick flick (even though I hate that term and use is sparingly on this blog) but that dosent mean its bad. If you accept that this is a chick flick, then you can accept that is probably one of the best chick flicks ever. Drew Barrymore really makes this movie what it is becasue she doesn’t come off as super girly or pretentious, just a hard working woman who falls in love with a prince…I love when opposites attract and this movie is definitely showcases that.
4. The Man in the Iron Mask
So if you follow this blog then you already know that I love this movie, because I have already reviewed it here. The summary of my thoughts its that Leonardo DiCaprio is brilliant in this film and really brings the movie alive. It also helps that the plot is fantastic and the acting of John Malkcovich and the other Musketeers are also note-worthy.
The Truman Show
Meet Joe Black
The Mask of Zorro
What were your favorite Films of 1998?