“That’s All, Folks!” I wish.
You already know that I’m very random. Quirky as well. I think the people at WordPress had me in mind when they decided on today’s prompt. I am not only random and quirky, you can definitely add sarcastic. Very sarcastic.
Having said that the following is a list of words/concepts that have had their time, but it’s time to retire.
- Looney Tunes: a cheap Disney copycat.
- Clowns: unless you are three, scary.
- Harry Potter: talk about scary.
- Sci-Fi/Fantasy: see above
- “Dancing With the Stars”/”The Bachelor”/”The Bachelorette”: haven’t seen them, but ABC needs to stop with the commercials.
- “Entertaining”: just say you’re having people over.
- Cruises: pay a fortune for claustrophobia.
- Lakers: near Los Angeles during basketball season it’s all you hear about.
- Camping: a hotel, please.
- Halloween: fine, if your age is in the single digits.
- Pandas: I don’t need to know when one is pregnant or just had babies.
Am I missing anything? Yes, actually. The above are only eleven from a list of 67 items on my “overrated” list. But you get the picture.
What would you add?
Do you watch a movie strictly for it’s entertainment value, or can you usually see deeper messages in it? I have Netflix, and there is always the iTunes store, so I basically can view any movie anytime. I have seen some good ones this year. “American Sniper” and “McFarland” were my favorites.
When I leave the theater, I will say how good the movie was. But later, when I have had time to mull it over in my head, I can usually pick out things we all can relate to. Take “McFarland;” it basically said through hard work, anything is possible.
Some of my favorites have similar “morals.” I have no idea when I will have nieces and nephews, but the following few movies they can watch with Auntie Erin. Besides being a good story, the movies have a meaning that is essential.
“October Sky” and “Gifted Hands” tell about how education is the key to anything, be it a rocket scientist like Homer Hickim, or Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon turned now presidential candidate.
“That Thing You Do” is just a fun story of four or five friends who have a garage band turned number one hit in the early sixties. Sometimes you just have to have a little fun!
If I had to narrow it down to just one movie that sums up what it means to be human, I’d be here all day!