Best John Travolta Movie?

monkey_00*
09-22-2003, 08:59 PM
John Travolta is one of my alltime favorite Actors...........I'd like to get everyone's opinions here on Travolta's movies and which one(s) you feel were his best........Best John Travolta Movie?

Zodiac
09-22-2003, 09:22 PM
Pulp Fiction.

Great movie.

dempsey_k*
09-22-2003, 09:22 PM
John Travolta is a sad...sad man.

Blow Out was his best movie, Thin Red Line was the best movie he was in.

monkey_00*
09-22-2003, 09:36 PM
John Travolta is a sad...sad man.

Blow Out was his best movie, Thin Red Line was the best movie he was in.
Why do you say that?.........Does that have anything to do with his connections to Scientology?

Nalyd Psycho
09-22-2003, 09:51 PM
Why do you say that?.........Does that have anything to do with his connections to Scientology?

No, his connections to Battlefield Earth...

Pulp Fiction is the only travolta movie I've watched and thuroughly enjoyed.

ArtVandelei
09-22-2003, 09:51 PM
I'd go with Face Off, as his character wasn't at the forefront as much on Pulp Fiction.

I kinda like Travolta, he'd make a perfect Quagmire in "Family Guy, the movie"

monkey_00*
09-22-2003, 10:00 PM
No, his connections to Battlefield Earth...

Pulp Fiction is the only travolta movie I've watched and thuroughly enjoyed.
I didn't mind him in Battlefield Earth.......I actually thought it was kind of funny cause here he was supposed to be this Giant being from another World and yet we could still tell that it was Travolta.

monkey_00*
09-22-2003, 10:14 PM
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monkey_00*
09-22-2003, 10:51 PM
'Battlefield Earth' by the way was written by L. Ron Hubbard; the Founder of Scientology

Mack
09-22-2003, 10:54 PM
Travolta is a member of Scientology and i believe Tom Cruise is also.

kira
09-22-2003, 11:21 PM
Any movie I don't have to watch.

dempsey_k*
09-22-2003, 11:35 PM
Why do you say that?.........Does that have anything to do with his connections to Scientology?

Partly. He's just a complete failure because he invested too much stock in the wrong places .. so to speak. Him and Michael Jackson are two superstars in their respective fields you just shake your head in disbelief at what could have been. John Travolta is a joke, he's worse than Kevin Costner because he smiles all the time and thinks he's charming....ewwww what does he want give him $5 maybe he'll go away.

Dar
09-23-2003, 06:20 AM
Travolta is a member of Scientology and i believe Tom Cruise is also.

As are many many more actors.

discostu
09-23-2003, 06:25 AM
Travolta's a real hit-and-miss actor I find. When he gets the right role, he can be brilliant, but he picks way too many duds, which is why his career is so inconsistent.

His best movie, IMO, is Get Shorty. Absolutely hilarious movie. If it didn't come out within a year or two of Pulp Fiction, it probably would get more recognition. Instead, it's usually thought of as the other John Travolta gangster movie from the mid-90's.

Motown Beatdown
09-23-2003, 06:33 AM
Partly. He's just a complete failure because he invested too much stock in the wrong places .. so to speak. Him and Michael Jackson are two superstars in their respective fields you just shake your head in disbelief at what could have been. John Travolta is a joke, he's worse than Kevin Costner because he smiles all the time and thinks he's charming....ewwww what does he want give him $5 maybe he'll go away.



If i remember correctly shortly after 9-11, Travolta hired some bomb sniffing dogs. He was afraid terrorists would go after him. IMO he's just another hollywood actor who believes in his own self-importance

stanley
09-23-2003, 06:52 AM
This thread made the rounds a few months ago, and my opinion hasn't changed. Saturday Night Fever is far and away his best movie. The field was closer to Secretariat at Belmont in '73 than are his other films to this one. Like it or hate it because of its setting, SNF is a movie with three-dimensional characters, metaphors, and an actual theme (a heavy concept, I know). His character and his acting was central to the quality of that film as an artistic venture.

Pulp Fiction was a unique movie due in most part to Tarantino's warped style, and Travolta was certainly good in his part. However, because of this "moment-in-time" directorial style, the actor had much less to do with the film's success than did the director.

Travolta is like Stallone - they both should have quit while ahead.

Moose Head
09-23-2003, 06:58 AM
Where do I start? The man has done some of the finest cinematic work of the past 1/3 century. Here are my 8 fav's, brings a tear to the eye:

Battlefield Earth
Staying Alive
Perfect
Two of a King
Look who's talking 3
Look who's talking 2
Look who's talking 1
Two of a Kind
Boy in the Bubble (How did I miss this dramatic tour de force the first time round)

iamcaper
09-23-2003, 07:31 AM
Battlefield Earth and Face-Off

Epoch
09-23-2003, 07:51 AM
Face/Off is my fav.

Digger12
09-23-2003, 08:49 AM
I thought he was OK in Basic...not exactly a multifaceted acting tour de force, but he did the job.

I don't mind him, sometimes I even like him...but only in small doses.

plaugher
09-23-2003, 08:49 AM
Pulp Fiction. By a landslide.

USC Trojans
09-23-2003, 08:54 AM
I kinda like Travolta, he'd make a perfect Quagmire in "Family Guy, the movie"

Heh heh. O-right.

My favorite Travolta movie is Face/Off, and then Pulp Fiction.

No Quarter
09-23-2003, 09:00 AM
Carrie

RedRumNJD
09-23-2003, 09:08 AM
Another vote for Saturday Night Fever. He didn't have a big enough role in Pulp Fiction, although it is a great movie.

canucksfan
09-23-2003, 09:38 AM
I have to go with Face off

hipcheck85
09-23-2003, 10:36 AM
The boy in the plastic Bubble

jiggs 10
09-23-2003, 10:43 AM
"Grease" by FAR! Then "Saturday Night Fever".
"Look Who's Talking" was very good.
He was fair in "Broken Arrow", sucked in "Face/Off".
"Get Shorty" was very good.
Never bothered to watch crap like "Pulp Fiction". Saw the trailer. That was enough. Seeing him do Adam West's 'Bat-uzzi" dance was enough to convince me not to go!
He is a good actor, but as someone (I forget who) already said in this thread, he's too inconsistant in his choices. He can really make a good movie great, or a bad movie passable, but needs more "hits".

CharlieGirl
09-23-2003, 10:47 AM
The boy in the plastic Bubble
Darn - you beat me to it! :joker:

My favourites are Grease and Michael, but Phenomenon was pretty good too!

dempsey_k*
09-23-2003, 12:12 PM
If i remember correctly shortly after 9-11, Travolta hired some bomb sniffing dogs. He was afraid terrorists would go after him. IMO he's just another hollywood actor who believes in his own self-importance

I can buy that, because two of five hollywood actors are truely talented, but all are just dancing around on a set to get a paycheck with as little creativity and heart into the project as possible.

dempsey_k*
09-23-2003, 12:15 PM
Travolta is like Stallone - they both should have quit while ahead.

I get what you're saying, but Travolta has much more talent as an actor than the monsyllabic Italian Stallion. It really comes down to the fact that Travolta is a dumba$$ and made poor career decisions that sacked his integrity.

Vincent Vega
09-23-2003, 12:45 PM
Easily Pulp Fiction.

Slats432
09-23-2003, 01:16 PM
My favourite movie that he is in was Face-Off, but I think that Cage had as much to do with its success as he did.

His performance........Michael.

pavel13
09-23-2003, 03:39 PM
Battlefield Earth
:lol:

Nielson81
09-23-2003, 06:29 PM
John Travolta is one of my alltime favorite Actors...........I'd like to get everyone's opinions here on Travolta's movies and which one(s) you feel were his best........Best John Travolta Movie?

I recently saw Basic and it kicked ass, Face Off is also a classic.

Unbiased Canadian

monkey_00*
09-26-2003, 01:23 PM
My Top-10 personal Travolta favs would be:

(1) Saturday Night Fever (1977)
(2) Grease (1978)
(3) Broken Arrow (1996)
(4) Face/Off (1997)
(5) Swordfish (2001)
(6) Battlefield Earth (2000)
(7) Pulp Fiction (1994)
(8) Phenomenon (2003)
(9) Get Shorty (1995)
(10) Michael (1996)