I'll be getting to 9-13 of the overrated songs later this morning. Meanwhile, here's a question that was posed to me last night. I thought it would make for an interesting discussion.
If you could erase the memory of a movie for the sheer joy of seeing it again for the first time, what movie would it be?
Of course, my first reaction was Star Wars. To see that again, fresh and unknown, would be like seeing it through the eyes of a child. The whole opening sequence with the Star Destroyer coming into view - I'd love to relive that as a new experience. And in the same vein, I'd like to choose Revenge of the Sith simply because it was one of the best movie going experiences of my life, and that moment when the music started and the opening crawl appeared on the screen and yea, I had tears in my eyes - that's not something that happens to often in a movie theater - I'd love to experience that again.
And then I thought..no, what about Airplane! - to laugh at all those jokes as if it were the first time I heard them; to practically wet my pants at "The tower, the tower, Rapunzel!" - that would be sweet.
OR Army of Darkness, to experience the sheer joy of seeing comedy mixed with horror to such satisfaction, to hear all the cheesy lines for the first time, to see the movie without quoting the thing in its entirety as it plays out.
OR Jaws. To be frightened in all the right spots again, without knowing what's coming, to feel the nervousness as the music plays, to hold my breath as the girl goes under for the last time, to feel the panic rise as the beach is cleared out and the gut-wrenching horror as the torn raft comes back to shore; to not know what comes next.
OR Friday the 13th, just to once again feel that stunned surprise that horror movies these days fail to give you, to experience a good slasher flick before slasher flicks became cliche and boring, to freak the hell out again when Jason pops out of the water at the end - I haven't been literally frightened out of my seat like that since, it would be great to be actually scared by a movie again.
I'd probably go with Star Wars in the end. Maybe.