Discovering good movies, one bad movie at a time


The world is in trouble, and only one very special hero, chosen by fate, can possibly save it. We could be talking about next week’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. We could also be talking about next week’s Mortal Engines. We could be talking as well about Aquaman or Bumblebee from the week after that. We could, in fact, be talking about a whole hell of a lot of movies: the Chosen One narrative is one of the most overused tropes in contemporary American filmmaking. But just because something is ubiquitous doesn’t mean it can’t be good too, and we’re going to sort through the unfathomably large pile of Very Special Unique Magical Angel Babies to find the best and brightest, the Chosen-est Ones of all.

In Worth Mentioning, we cover Tito and the Birds and Sherlock Jr.

Rob

The Fifth Element (1997)
Moana (2016)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
The Golden Child (1986)

Carrie

The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Hook (1991)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Moana (2016)

Tim

Star Wars (1977)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
The Lego Movie (2014)