Treasure Planet - This film has always had a bad reputation. It was a box office flop, and some cite it as the start of the decline of Disney hand-drawn animated movies.
Well, I finally got around to watching it one night while browsing Netflix. Ultimately, I think it's a good film, and is underrated. I really don't get all of the negative attention it received. Don't get me wrong, it's not a "Disney masterpiece", but I enjoyed it. It's definitely better than a lot of the crap Disney has churned out before, and after.
The premise is an interesting, sci-fi twist on the whole treasure island/pirate dealie. It has likeable characters, a few of which can be related to. Being a (new-ish) father to a son, the relationship Jim has with Silver hit home for me. The combination of computer and hand-drawn animation is fun to watch, and produces some pretty cool effects. It does follow the Disney formula a bit, but the characters and story keep it from feeling stale. Good film. I do recommend it.
As Good As It Gets - I remember being intrigued by Nicholson's character back when previews for this film were on TV. Hilarious asshole!? Cool!! Never got around to seeing it until a few nights ago...
Having done so, I can now say it's one the best romantic comedies I've ever seen. I'm usually not into that genre (chick flicks), but this particular film is like an anti-romantic comedy, of sorts. It doesn't follow the conventional chick flick formula. There are lots of twists and turns before the credits roll.
The characters are all unique, and are very well acted by the cast. The dialogue is smart, and Nicholson's character is a joy to watch. He definitely deserved the Oscar he got for the role. Being a bit of a misanthrope myself, I can sort of identify with how Nicholson's character views and handles various people.
It's a really good movie. It transcends the chick flick shell it was born from, and is a refreshingly unique film. Definitely worth watching.