TOP 5 MOVIES: CHRISTIAN SLATER
How effing cool is this Cat???
Anybody can do an A-Lister’s Top 5… we here at THE LIST continue to honor our vow to celebrate the best of the rest. Now, while Mr. Slater may have, at one point, been considered an A-Lister, he seems to have fallen on hard times over the last decade. Still, he remains an 80’s fav and, for that reason, I honor him now by celebrating his Top 5 Films. Here they are (in order):
SIDENOTE: I am excluding INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE. While it would rank very high on most lists I’d do, I feel that Slater’s part was so small that it almost shouldn’t be counted for this… so it isn’t!
I’ll be honest… I need to rewatch this one. I remember liking it a bunch but don’t hold it to the utmost esteem that many others do. And while Untamed Heart and Young Guns 2 were pleading with me to make THE LIST, Heathers earns itself the #5 spot.
4. VERY BAD THINGS.
Very Bad Things? More like best weekend ever! Personally, I refuse to leave Vegas until a hooker has been buried in the desert! In all seriousness, if you haven’t seen this film, stop reading this or doing whatever you are doing and GO WATCH IT NOW! While it only comes in at #4, it would easily be the first Slater film I’d recommend!
3. ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES.
Prince of Thieves is an awful and awfully cheesy rendition of the beloved Robin Hood tale… and that is exactly what gives it its charm. From bad accents to mullets to Brian Adams songs, this movie rocks… oh, and Slater’s in it!
2. TRUE ROMANCE.
I actually consider this the first Quentin Tarantino film (he wrote it but did not direct) and what a film it is. As far as Slater is concerned, I’d call this his best film performance and one hell of a drug heisting, comic book loving, hooker marrying, Elvis imagining good time.
1. GLEAMING THE CUBE.
I may get crap for this one but I don’t care. I LOVE THIS FILM! Not only is it the best Christian Slater movie, I contend it is the best skateboarding movie ever made! It features Slater as Brian Kelly, a loser skater kid complete with his Vision Gator board, setting out to avenge the death of his adopted Vietnamese brother… YEAH! I KNOW! It’s awesome!!!
What are your favorite Christian Slater films???