Director James Gunn considers Jaws and The Godfather as two of the best films ever made. Gunn has made a name for himself in both the Marvel and DC superhero franchises with his Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad team-up films.
The director’s high energy joke-infused action-comedies have been a massive hit with fans and critics alike, grossing billions of dollars at the box office.
Gunn is very active on social media, often interacting with fans and sharing his opinions on pop culture.
In the past, Gunn’s revealed things like his favorite movies of all-time, his favorite DC characters, his favorite comic book movies, and more.
Given Gunn’s popularity, viewers are always interested to hear his thoughts on a variety of movie-related topics. When prompted with films he enjoyed more than the book, Gunn picked two all-timers.
Director James Gunn recently took to Twitter to share with fans the two movies he considers the best of all time: Steven Spielberg’s Jaws and Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather.
The director offered his film favorites after prompted by a question from a fan that asked which films he thought were better than the novels in which they were adapted.
Gunn acknowledges that both Jaws and The Godfather are based on good books, but have been improved by their film counterparts.
The Godfather and Jaws are frequently cited amongst the greatest films of all-time, as their influence on Hollywood is still felt all these years later.
The two films earned widespread critical praise and were box office hits. Both received Best Picture nominations, with The Godfather winning the Academy’s top prize in 1972. At the Oscars this year, The Godfather’s 50th anniversary was recognized, highlighting how important it is to the medium.
Jaws was a pop culture phenomenon upon release in 1975, completely changing the film landscape. Many would agree Gunn made some excellent picks here.
It is no wonder that Gunn would consider Jaws to be one of the best films ever made.
The Steven Spielberg directed monster film blends horror, action, and adventure will lovable characters. Along with George Lucas’ Star Wars, it was one of the first films to usher in the age of the blockbuster, a category that Gunn is surely familiar with. Although The Godfather is not considered a blockbuster in the classical sense, it was one of the biggest films of its generation.
The film’s story is on a scale that rivals many epics and consists of an ensemble cast of richly developed characters.
Both Guardians of the Galaxy and The Suicide Squad excel in their character dynamics and handling of complex plot elements.
It is evident that Gunn was influenced by Jaws and The Godfather when crafting his own work, and now as the director built his own filmography that will in turn inspire future generations of filmmakers.