Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Y - Because I Can

Welcome to day twenty-five of the A to Z Challenge. If you're here for the first time or if you've forgotten already, this year's theme is movies! I am posting a quote, a character or two, and a brief synopsis of a movie for each letter. You then get to guess the movie in the comments. Answers will be revealed in the following day's post.

Answer to X: xXx

OK, it's the penultimate day of the challenge. That's right, only two letters left! In honor of this milestone, we have a double shot of movies today. You heard it right, two movies. Could it be that there were two movies that were so good they had to both be honored? Could it be that I couldn't decide which movie to use? I'll let you decide. (Hint: It's mostly the second one.) The first is one of my all-time favorites. The second is just goofy fun that requires shutting down some brain cells during viewing. (If you don't, they will be forcibly shut down for you.)

Quote 1
"Did you guys see the size of that chicken?" - "Dirty Steve" Stephens

Character 1
Jose Chavez y Chavez - In this movie, his characterization is not quite historically accurate. However, he is ridiculously skilled with a gun and a knife, which apparently is historically accurate.

Synopsis 1
Our first movie has an all-star cast as some of history's most notorious gunslingers. It's a fun movie that I think got unfair ratings from critics. C'mon people, it's Lou Diamond Phillips... on a horse!

Quote 2
"If you can't trust the Governments of the world, who can you trust?"

Character 2
Marie Curie - Yep, that Marie Curie, the scientist. She's the love interest. Don't know how historically accurate this one is either.

Synopsis 2
Movie number two is completely different. While it is still based on actual history, it takes a few more liberties. Set in Australia, it takes weirdness to a level that was misunderstood in America when it was released. I think it's an underrated film, but you've got to be in the mood for some ridiculousness for its own sake.

Alright people, let's hear your guesses. Can you get one or both? Let's see.