#9 - Goodfellas vs. Jurassic (Poll Closed)

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Posted 9 months.


  • Jacob Moquin - 8 months ago

    Wow, these poll creators are absolutely malicious! If I had to create a list of my ten favorite things, I'm pretty sure both Joe Pesci and Tyrannosaurus Rex would show up. Goodfellas is absolutely fantastic, and would make the list of my top 25 films of all time, but Jurassic Park was the film that kindled my love for the magic of cinema, and for that reason alone, I have to vote for it.

  • Jon Demske - 8 months ago

    Everyone is talking about quality over nostalgia. And sure, selfproclaimed “true” cinefiles are always going to pick Scorsese over Speilberg in a head to head. But Goodfellas is a nostalgia pick too. We get to live vicariously through Ray Liotta’s storyline, we get to become gangster’s without suffering the consequences, just like we get to feel the wonder of seeing dinosaurs without suffering the fate of the goat. So now that we see they are both nostalgia picks, I’m going with JP. Its sense of wonderment is vastly preferable to Goodfellas guilty pleasure vibes. Plus, there are so so so so so so so many other good gangster films.

  • Chris Massa - Pittsburgh, PA - 8 months ago

    I just rewatched GoodFellas, and I knew it was good, but... wow. And I also can't believe I forgot how entertaining it is. This isn't just a contest between quality and nostalgia, or between greatness and entertainment; I'd argue that it's actually a contest between two phenomenally entertaining films, one of which just happens to be a masterpiece. So long, Jurassic Park.

  • Phil H - 8 months ago

    This is tough, but Jurassic Park gets my vote in a heart vs head contest. This film was a big part of my childhood and it still holds up.

  • Matthew M Thompson - 9 months ago

    To all the 30 somethings out there i have a bad feeling about this but I feel Jurassic is about to go extinct.

  • Jake Albrecht - 9 months ago

    I don't particularly like Goodfellas but it's obviously better than Jurassic Park which I watch any time it's on, but honestly the plot is ridiculous and a lot of it is pretty stupid.

  • Luke Pamer - 9 months ago

    I recently visited NYC & walked across Manhattan where the famous kitchen tracking shot was filmed. It’s now just another restaurant & looks very boring. Equally boring anecdote aside, Goodfella’s all the way.

  • Jason Eaken - 9 months ago

    I voted "Goodfellas" and it's not even close for me.

    But I am REALLY curious to see how the younger side of Filmspotting Nation votes in this one. Could be an early upset.

  • Lutz A. - 9 months ago

    I really don't get the love everybody has for "Goodfellas". I think that of Scorsese's mob-movies "Casino" is actually the best. I know it often gets snuffed, because it contains many elements that he had done similar in "Gaadfellas". But to me, "Casino" improved on all these things. "Goodfellas" has a few remarkable scenes and performances, but apart from that, it is far inferior to "Casino". Since "Casino" is, for whatever reason, not in the line-up, I don't have to fear losing it. So I can let go of "Goodfellas" even more easily. Also, as a modern Action-Adventure Special effects extravaganza "Jurassic Park" is still one of the landmark films of that genre and deserves some recognitiion for this.

  • Jake Strunk - 9 months ago

    Hey, T-Rex... go home and get ya shine box...

    Goodfellas all the way.

  • Neil Mitchell - 9 months ago

    Love both, but I'm going against the flow with the one that gives me the rush of pure entertainment and dinosaurs. Goodfellas isn't close to my favourite Scorsese, great as it is.

  • Jessica, Somerville, MA - 9 months ago

    I'll be glad to see Jurassic Park go extinct in this round.

  • Kevin Kiley - 9 months ago

    I will take the movie with the lower body count and surprisingly it is not Spielberg.

    Goodfellas by a bent nose. I always wanted to be a gangster.

  • Nathan Willard - 9 months ago

    This is the only one I really had to take a bit of think about. But in the end I'll take quality over nostalgia.

  • Mike H. - 9 months ago

    Picture a red-faced Richard Attenborough with a telephone cord wrapped around his neck getting choked by Jimmy the Gent. That's basically what's about to happen to Jurassic Park in this round.

    But hey........."everyone takes a beatin' sometimes"- Henry Hill.

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