Dr. Jayce’s Mt. Rushmore Four of Fantasy


Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers I know about 2/3’s of you just spit out whatever you were drinking when you saw that the LOTR movie I chose to run with was the second one. Most go with three, but I will go to the mat saying that Towers is the best in the trilogy!

Wizard of Oz- Judy Garland surrounded by a zoo of characters is still just as good today as it was when it first came out. Better even, since originally Oz was deemed a box office failure.

Princess Bride- One of the best movies ever! This is only possible, because it is based on one of the best books ever. In my opinion it is also one of the best book to movie translations! Oh so funny!

Big Fish- This is a sentimental pick. Anyone who understands the male tradition of telling stories will be able to relate to this movie. It is fantastic and magical.

Honorable Mention:

Field of Dreams- If you build it, they will come…If you make it, people will keep watching generation after generation. A true classic.

Bridge to Terabithia- This film is not as well-known as many of the others on this list, but it nearly made its way into my top four.  If I were writing this blog tomorrow, it might just sneak its way in still. If you have not seen this film-DO IT NOW!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail- “What are you going to do, bleed on me?” No more needs to be said.






One response to “Dr. Jayce’s Mt. Rushmore Four of Fantasy”

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    Nicely selected. I think Big Fish is a great and often overlooked film. I didn’t make it out of the theater with dry eyes. In fact, the friend I saw it with was quite tearful… the first of a handful of times I have ever seen her cry.

    I liked Two Towers but have been conflicted over its radical diversion from the books but can understand some of their decisions for a better movie given the time constraints.

    As far as all time classics, I would have to put Big Trouble in Little China amongst my own honorable mentions as well as Legend.

    Hmmm… I haven’t really considered this before. I’ll have to give it some thought.

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