Best & Worst Movies of 1998
(By Gerry Wang)
THE BEST & WORST OF 1998- MOVIES
by Gerry Wang
surveys, and these are the movies the consensus has told
me are the best. Of course, I've seen almost all of them,
and I have to agree to let it get on my list. The worst
list was compiled by me, and I based it on popular
opinion as well as critical reviews. If there seems to be
hostility from me towards chick flicks, then that's just
TOP 10 MOVIES OF 1998:
1.) A BUG'S LIFE- Just a wonderful, wonderful movie. I
truly felt the same awe watching it as I felt during
2.) SAVING PRIVATE RYAN- One of Steven Spielberg's
highest achievements. The ultra-violence chilled me to
3.) X-FILES: THE MOVIE- Never have I seen a TV show
brought to the silver screen so successfully. And it
wasn't just a 2 hour episode.
4.) THE TRUMAN SHOW- Jim Carrey successfully crosses over
to the drama genre, in one of the most innovative movies
of the year.
5.) THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY- The most outrageous,
raunchy, and funny films to come along in years.
6.) RONIN- A very low-key action thriller, with the most
memorable car chases of the year.
7.) BLADE- The introduction to the next big comic book
action hero which will surely result in a Batman-like
8.) THE MASK OF ZORRO- A stylish, swashbuckling adventure
full of charm, wit, and excellent performances.
9.) PLEASANTVILLE- I felt it was more like
Pleasant-stench-ville, but the majority of the people
enjoyed its morality and nostalgia.
10.) MULAN- Disney's best cartoon since Lion King, Mulan
continues the tradition of strong feminist roles in
*Honorable Mention => BABE: PIG IN THE CITY- A rare
feat where the sequel actually surpasses the original.
WORST 10 MOVIES OF 1998 (as compiled by solely Gerry)
1.) ARMAGEDDON- The epitome of the rock and roll style of
film making at the cost of story and script. Plus it
induced dizziness and nausea.
2.) HOPE FLOATS- Chickfest that played more like the
Sunday movie of the week about a woman finding her
3.) PRACTICAL MAGIC- See above. Except this time there is
witchcraft involved. Granted, the movie is much better
than Charmed, its counterpart on the WB.
4.) GODZILLA- Instead of Size Does Matter, it should have
been Plot Does Matter. Makes you miss the old Godzilla.
5.) AIR BUD: GOLDEN RECEIVER- The dog must go. I love
dogs, but I refuse the accept the fact that one could
turn a pop warner football team into champions.
6.) STEPMOM- Not even out yet, but just the damn trailer
pisses me off with its goody goody theme designed to jerk
tears from your eyes.
7.) NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY- It was a funny Saturday Night
Live skit. But damn, 90 minutes of a guys bobbing their
heads? That's torture.
8.) ONE TRUE THING- Enough with this woman feel good
stuff. Men have feelings too.
9.) HOLY MAN- Remember that movie that just came out
recently with Eddie Murphy in a white robe? No? You
10.) WHAT DREAMS MY COME- Boo hoo. Robin Williams is in
heaven, now he wants to go to hell to find his wife. Boo
*Honorable Mention => VERY BAD THINGS- Any movie where
Asian hottie Kobe Tai is offed in the beginning has to
spell doom for the rest of the movie.