Last April, I told you all about my stupid little hobby of collecting behind-the-scenes pictures that ruin films. I still collect these pictures, because a good hobby is a good hobby, but because being positive is healthier than being negative, I've been seeking out images that actually make their movies better. This is that.
10Gandalf and Saruman from The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings is a movie with wizards and tiny people and tree monsters.
"It looks like you guys are expected at a mall to sign autographs on the 5th, but we can always cancel that. Otherwise your next free day would be ... March 17th."
How It Helps the Movie
Look! Saruman and Gandalf are actually good friends. And they hired this little hairy-man, something between a hobbit and a real-sized person, to be their personal assistant. And if the look on Saruman's face is to be believed, their assistant just can't do ANYTHING right! I'd watch THAT buddy comedy.
Also it reminds me of Space Jam, one of my favorite movies. Everyone remembers Michael Jordan as a Bull, but I think people overlook the fact that he also played for the Washington Wizards at the end of his career. So, when I look at that picture above, I can't NOT be reminded of the OTHER time a short, chubby, nerdy-looking guy with glasses followed around a wizard for an entire movie.
9 Planet of the Apes
In 2001, Tim Burton reimagined Planet of the Apes with Mark Wahlberg, Paul Giamatti, Tim Roth, and some others. His decision to reimagine the film as a shitty, tedious affair was a bold and certainly unorthodox approach, but ultimately people prefer the original.
Chris Brown (fan submission)
This is actually what I imagine every single one of Tim Burton's dinner parties is like.
How It Helps the Movie
We're no longer on a planet where apes evolved superintelligent brains; we're on a planet where apes evolved superintelligent brains but now Tim Burton is their crazy human leader. All of the other humans are pets and slaves, but Burton manages the entire planet, dictating orders to his lieutenants over their nightly dinner meetings. I don't know why Tim Burton taught the apes how to talk and dress themselves just so he could use them to enslave humanity, but I'm sure his reasons are crazy-ass and I would love to hear them.