5. “The Goonies”
A few years ago, my best friend and I realized that we both shared adolescent love for the movie “Robin Hood: Men in Tights.” We rushed out to our university’s library and rented it, then ran back to her dorm to watch it. We had pizza, soda, popcorn and giggles prepared.
Twenty minutes into the movie, we both noticed that neither of us had laughed once.
Instead of my memory of “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” being preserved as an awesome childhood favorite, it was replaced by the notion that it was a severely unfunny movie that left me questioning my taste in nostalgia and films in general.
Most people who saw “The Goonies” did so at a young age. I’m not sure, but it might be one of those movies that brings back the feeling of watching it as a kid, like “The Sandlot” or anything on SNICK.
4. Anymore “Star Wars”
It took me nearly my whole lifetime to watch one “Star Wars” movie, a film franchise that has inspired legions of dedicated fans. I hear the oft-quoted “Star Wars” lines; I see the oft-donned “Star Wars” costumes; I recognize the oft-used “Star Wars” references.
But, in the words of the great philosopher, Freddie Mercury, “‘Jaws’ was never my scene and I don’t like ‘Star Wars.'”
3. Anymore “Lord of the Rings”
Like “Star Wars,” I actually watched the first film. Granted, I did take an hour nap in the middle of it, but it was still nowhere near done, so I count it anyway.
Why won’t I watch anymore? Because them shits are like 3 hours a piece! Three hours per movie! And I fell asleep in the first one! So, no.
It has everything that I should love in a movie: face paint, dramatic/inspiring war-time monologues, men in skirts. Yet, somehow, I don’t feel like I’ll ever really get around to watching this one.
1. “Boondock Saints”
This movie is my On the Road. I’ve started it a good five times, and it’s not bad, but it’s been too long since the last time I started it, and I don’t want to start from the beginning again, but I don’t know where I left off, so…
What about you guys? Are there any movies people keep hounding you to see, but you know you’re never going to sit down and watch?