Tuesday, March 07, 2006

crash? part 2: other films I may have missed the boat on boogaloo

Was Red Dawn suppose to teach me something about foreign policy in the nineteen eighties?
Was there a lesson in Caddyshack about the encroachment of golf enthusiasts into the natural habitat of the gopher and other assorted rodentia that I perhaps overlooked?
Did the drama of the arm wrestling tournament distract me from Over the Top's bold statement on the role of the modern truckdriver as it pertains to interstate commerce.
Was Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants trying to get me to start wearing pants when I travel? Did you know that the pants turn into a real boy at the end of the film? Is there a direct correlation between my lack of traveling pants and the frenquency of macings I receive from the average stewardess?
Was Stuart Little trying to help me accept rather than stomp on the talking mice that visit me when I'm sad and alone?

7 Comments:

Anonymous tha b said...

yes...

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Mrs. Camino said...

Didn't I ask you not to discuss my Netflix queue on your blog?

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the message is to quit watching Hollywood's excrement & go pick some guitar.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Kat Coble said...

Not only did you fail to grasp the fine lessons in these films, but you also missed the following:

Weekend At Bernie's
A touching treatise on dealing with the demise of loved ones.

Loverboy

An examination of how the modern service-oriented culture both exploits and emasculates young men.

Taps

The first inkling any of us had that Tom Cruise was VV Gay.

3:24 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

My turn to point out other issues subtly dealt with in cinema:

Kelly's Heroes: Delves into the corrupting influence that the filthy lucre has on the conduct of American war-time conduct.

White Man Can't Jump: Examines both the positives and negatives of race-based initiatives in the street ball world.

Lady and the Tramp: A classic Marxist study of the paradigms currently afflicting the canine bourgeoise.

Delta Force: Asks that eternal question constant throughout the ages, Who's more bad-ass: Lee Marvin or Chuck Norris?

2:53 PM  
Blogger Rex L. Camino said...

Chuck Norris may be bad-ass, but he could never have pulled off Paint Your Wagon.

9:35 PM  
Blogger Kat Coble said...

Speaking of which...they FINALLY have "They Call The Wind Mariah" for download on iTunes.

Yes, I have been watching.

wanna make somethin' of it?!?

11:55 PM  

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