Originally Posted by akbar
I would be lying if I didn't say I felt the same way at first. I can only really suggest watching again someday, but focusing on things like the cinematography and the soundtrack and how amazing Joe Pesci is and whatnot.
In the grand sceme of things though, I think I honestly prefer Casino to Goodfellas. Might not be as consistently great from start-to-finish as Goodfellas, but it has one of the greatest last 15 minutes ever.
Originally Posted by SLEEPY LOCO1
I think the first two are genuinely great films. Boxing in general is something that I feel is almost impossible to completely fuck up cinematically, since it's not only fairly easy to choreograph action sequences for but also to put across simple film tropes/clichés such as determination and the typical "underdog" story without a whole lot of exposition. I thought that both films excelled in that manner + provided enough decent subplot to fill a couple of hours as well. Not that they're five star classics or anything, but they're among the best shit that Stallone's ever been involved with.
3 through 5 are obviously medicore at best. With three, I forgot Hulk Hogan was in it and was surprised how well the wrestling scene went. Rest of it was pretty trash though. Four is an absolute masterclass
of cheese, if you're into that kinda thing. Five is just awful, I don't think anybody rates that at all.
Haven't seen the sixth film yet.