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Jonah's Jabs: Picking a favorite movie

Jonah Unger

Jonah Unger

By Jonah Unger
Staff Writer


I have watched countless hours of movies, TV shows, talk shows, game shows and more. Yet when someone asks if I have a favorite movie. I don't have a clear answer. 

This past weekend, I decided to go onto a journey and find my all-time favorite movie. This wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be. 

First I had to make a list, one through five, of my favorite movies by genre. I identified eight total genres: Action Drama; Drama Tragedy; Comedy; Action; Romantic Comedy; Animation: Action and Adventure: and Horror and Gore.

 I wanted to get as in depth as possible. I mean this is a life-defining decision.

After I made these lists, I chose two movies from each list. From there I made a bracket with my choices. The bracket was spilt in half; East from West (not that it matters). Then each movie was seeded one through eight. 

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The tournament went as planned until I reached the final four. That is when I decided to spice things up a notch. Each team in the final four had a solid chance at taking home all the glory.

The final four consisted of: “Fast and the Furious” (first one); “Beast of No Nation,” “Star Wars” and “Silent Voice.” 

I decided to watch each of these four movies in hopes of crowning a winner. Although it came down to a nail-biting battle with “Beast of No Nation,” the winner was “Fast and the Furious.” This decision came down to the small fact that the first “Fast and the Furious” movie had a legendary soundtrack. 

It was really hard to compare two totally different movies, but when doing that I had to think about which movie I could watch on any given day. 

As far as “Silent Voice” and “Star Wars” go, neither stood a chance against the number-one-seeded powerhouse that is “Fast and the Furious.” 

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